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A Celebration of Hope D. Dauwalter

The Corona virus took the life of our dear friend Hope Dauwalter on April 1, 2020. Here is the homily preached at her graveside service on August 7, 2020. Good morning. Good morning in the midst of these trying times. … Continue reading

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It’s the Light, Not the Star

December 29, 2019: Christmas I Lessons & Carols The Rev’d. Dr. Gretchen S. Grimshaw                                       Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA Merry Christmas!  As you know, this is my last sermon from this pulpit. And I think it is … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Night Before Christmas 2019

 Christmas Eve 2019 The Rev’d. Dr. Gretchen Sanders Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA   ‘Tis the night before Christmas, our last one together, although nothing ever can truly untether, the vein that connects us through thick … Continue reading

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Advent II – December 8, 2019

What Everything Is For Jazz Blest! Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA Good morning! Welcome to the jazzy week of Advent! It’s not identified as such on the official liturgical calendar, but St. Paul’s has reimagined more than … Continue reading

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Wake! Watch! Wield!

The Gospel According to Matthew 24:36-44 December 1, 2019: Advent I The Rev’d. Dr. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA Good morning and welcome to the first Sunday in Advent!  It’s one of those Sundays … Continue reading

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Identity Matters

Identity Matters November 24, 2019 Gospel According to Luke 23:33-43 The Rev’d. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA Well, we can check another liturgical year off the calendar.  Today is the last Sunday in the … Continue reading

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Zacchaeus. Come On Down!

November 17, 2019 The Rev’d. Dr. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA This morning’s Gospel was originally scheduled in our lectionary rotation for November 3rd. But on that Sunday, we celebrated with the readings for All … Continue reading

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Jesus and Job Descriptions

Job, Jesus and the Holy Baptism of Amberliz Pedraza-Rosado November 10, 2019 The Rev’d. Dr. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA   From the Book of Job Job said, “O that my words were written down! O … Continue reading

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Receive the Gift of God!

  Gospel of John 20:19-31 April 28, 2019: Second Sunday of Eastertide The Rev’d. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA Welcome to the second Sunday in Eastertide! Jesus is back! As is the snow. (sigh!) … Continue reading

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The Cost of Love

April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday The Gospel According to Luke The Rev’d. Gretchen S. Grimshaw Episcopal Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands, MA We entered Jerusalem on a tour bus. Having just come from Capernaum to the house of Peter’s … Continue reading

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