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Speaker Archives: The Rev. Mark Cooper

Pentecost 3 – Year B

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to travel down to the mountains of North Carolina for a writer’s retreat provided by the Sun Magazine that is published in North Carolina. A beautiful setting, excellent teachers. On the first night after all the introductions each of those who would lead classes the next […]

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Easter 2 – Year B

So here we are on Low Sunday. We moved through the building tension of Lent, interrupted with the Dylan Mass, then into Holy Week, finally to the explosion of Easter. The music, the flowers, exceptional worship on every level. Now we settle into the Sundays that follow. In past years and in other churches it […]

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Good Friday – Year B

The Gospel reading for today is breath taking. As it is read we hear the unfolding of the steps from a moment in a garden with friends to the road that takes us to the cross. John lays it out step by step, moment by moment. First there is Judas. He betrays Jesus. He leads […]

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Lent 3 – Year B

“Knock, knock, knocking on heaven’s door. The times, they are a-changin” (literally today!!!) “Well, I’m pressing on yes, I’m pressing on Well, I’m pressing on to the higher calling of my Lord” If your feet aren’t tapping, your fingers snapping, then, hang on. The offertory yet to come is entitled “Tell me, when we gonna […]

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Last Epiphany – Year B

The Oscar nominations have been out for a while; with the Super Bowl behind us (if we are ever able to let that last play go) it’s time to get out and see the movies nominated for Best Picture I recently saw Selma. While the critics suggest that the movie doesn’t do justice to President […]

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