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“The Lord graciously gave,” by The Rev. Polly Robb


2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C Luke 3:68-69  A few miles west of the old city of Jerusalem, across a hilly terrain graced with green trees and working vineyards, is the ancient village of Ein Karem. Its name means “spring of the vineyard,” and you can, to this day, drink water from this spring. Traditional […]

“Making all things new,” by The Rev. Polly H. Robb


All Saints Sunday Sermon, Year B; November 7, 2021 Happy All Saints Sunday—we choose this Sunday to celebrate, even though All Saints Day was actually last Monday, as always on Nov. 1st. But last Sunday was October 31st. Can you celebrate All Saints on All Hallow’s Eve? Probably so, but unlike Halloween, when our thoughts […]

“Have salt in yourselves…” by The Rev. Polly H. Robb


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Year B September 24, 2021 “For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” Upon my retirement from Randolph School several years ago. I received many gifts […]

“Let the words of my mouth…” by The Rev. Polly Robb


Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B September 12, 2021 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, * O Lord, my strength and my redeemer” These are familiar words I just said; from the last verse of psalm 19. They are words you may be accustomed to […]

“Be Opened,” by The Rev. Polly H. Robb


The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B; September 5th, 2021 One word. Jesus took the deaf man aside, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears; he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighs and says to him one word, “Ephphatha.” Mark describes this scene in such […]

“Take and Eat” by The Rev. Polly H. Robb


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B August 22, 2021  Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go?  Finally, finally, we’ve reached the end of chapter […]