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How do we wake up?

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, November 12, 2017 (Proper 27 Yr A)

Amos 5:18-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13



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All Souls

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All Faithful Departed)

Wisdom 3:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 5:24-27


Halloween and All Saints are my favorite holy days (holidays). There’s something about the unknown and the mystery of it all that engages my imagination. I’ve always loved stories of the unexplained and supernatural. And of course growing up in places with pronounced seasons this time of year always brought...

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Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints)

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Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, October 29, 2017 (Proper 25 Yr A)

Proper 25 Yr. A: Shush

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

The Reverend Paul D. Allick, Church of the Advent, October 29, 2017


I was recently reminded of a book by Susan Cain called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” Cain’s thesis is that we live...

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The Things of God

Preached by Brother Jude Hill on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Proper 22 Yr A)

Proper 24(a)

22 October 2017

Advent SFO



+In the name of the Living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.


“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Whose head is this and whose title?’.  They answered, ‘The Emperors’  Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the...

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Speaking of Hell

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Proper 23 Year A)


Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14


I can’t remember ever hearing a sermon about hell. In my generation, mainline Christians have never really talked about it. Now even many of our Evangelical brothers and sisters seem to avoid it. They, like us have, learned that it is a real turn-off. We’ve learned that preaching politics...

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Walk Humbly

Preached by Fr. John Porter on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Evensong)

Evensong, 15 October 2017 (1st rdg, Proper 23 Yr 2; 2nd rdg, Proper 23 Yr 1)


Most of us live somewhat comfortably in the proper time frame of our lives.  Sometimes one hears the...

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Preached by Fr. Alex Martin on Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Proper 22 Yr A)

When we reach the end of today’s story, the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, we hear the Evangelist tell us how to interpret it. “When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.” The chief priests and Pharisees are attempting to steal the vineyard from its rightful owner. The vineyard is the Kingdom and...

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Now You Need Jesus

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Proper 21 Year A)


Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32



I was called to the priesthood completely out of the blue. As a child our family had tried on all kinds of denominations and none of them stuck. As a teenager I had given up on religion. In my youthful arrogance I had decided that the Church was full of hypocrites. Underneath that...

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Where is God?

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, September 24, 2017 (Proper 20 Year A)

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16


Public Policy Poll was released this past July. They asked “If God...

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