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January 13, 2019      by Deacon Michael Houtchen The Baptism of the Lord Luke 3:15-16, 21-22   The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.  John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. …

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January 06, 2019     by Deacon Michael Houtchen The Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12   When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?  We saw his star at its rising and…

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December 30, 2018      by Deacon Michael Houtchen Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Luke 2:41-52   Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.  After they had completed its days, as…

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December 23, 2018      by Deacon Michael Houtchen Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 1:39-45   Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth,…

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December 16, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen Third Sunday of Advent Luke 3:10-18   The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?”  He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.”  Even tax collectors came to…