Sermons by The Rev. Valerie Hart

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Time for Tradition: The Peace

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Rev. Valerie Hart

Summary of what was said on May 1, 2016. In the Gospel today Jesus spoke of leaving his peace with his disciples, so today is a good day to talk about the sharing of the peace during our worship. Let me begin by saying what it is not. The sharing of the peace is not […]

Good Shepherd Sunday Children’s Sermon

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Rev. Valerie Hart

A children’s sermon preached by the Rev. Valerie Ann Hart at Faith Episcopal Church, Laguna Niguel, California on April 17, 2016. Once upon a time there was a young lamb named Sophia. Sophia loved to play and explore. She was not content to just stay in the midst of the flock, she wanted to know […]

Now is the acceptable time

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Rev. Valerie Hart

Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Now! “Now is the acceptable time.” Now! Joel, the prophet, who like all the prophets said that God is unhappy with the way the Israelites are living, tells them that even now if you turn around, even now, if right now you change, repent, things could be different. NOW! Now […]

The Blessing of the Animals

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May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in your sight O Lord our strength and our redeemer. Please be seated, or should I say “Sit!” If you were reading along or singing the psalm with the choir you saw where I got that statement that I almost […]