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Sermon Ready Waaay TOO Early

This week my sermon had to be finished early - I have a very long and difficult week ahead of me so I had to get this off my plate early. Thus, and so... HERE is the link to the text (posted Tuesday of all days) and the audio (posted Sunday) of this week's sermon.

This week's sermon

This week the readings from scripture are: Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 There is a lot of great stuff in these passages and I have chosen to focus upon Exodus and Matthew this week. Thus, and so, HERE is the link to the text (posted Saturday) and audio (posted Sunday) of this week's sermon. As always your comments and feed back would be appreciated.

Letter of Resignation

To the Wardens and Congregations of the Parish of Neil’s Harbour with Ingonish From the Reverend M. Elliott Siteman, Rector Regarding Canon 25 14 September 2008, Holy Cross Day Dear brothers & sisters in Christ, After a great deal of prayer, conversation, discernment and some prodding by our Bishop I have submitted, and the Bishop has accepted my resignation as rector of this parish. This resignation will take effect on the 29th of November 2008 so that I may accept the Bishop’s appointment as Rector of the Parish of St. George’s, New Glasgow on the First Sunday in Advent, the 30th of November 2008. I know this may seem too soon; indeed I had not anticipated a move for a few more years yet but what we must keep before us is that God’s plans and our plans do not always match. I want you all to know that this was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in my life – next to getting married and becoming a parent. God called me to this place to be amongst you for a time. Now

Holy Cross Day

The 14th of September is the day we set aside to celebrate the Holy Cross and it takes precedence of a Sunday. Thus HERE is the text of my sermon for this festival (posted on Saturday). And HERE is the link to the audio for my sermon (posted on Sunday). Your feed back is important to me.

Audio is Up

For those of you who may have been waiting with bated breath for my audio postings I have now worked out some of the kinks in my technology, or at least in how I use it. Thus please feel free to check out my audio recordings by clicking HERE The quality is a bit low but I'm going to tweek the settings over the next few weeks so it should be better as time goes on. Please let me know what you think about all this. Blessings, Elliott+

Back to work...

Okay, I've been away from preaching for a whole month... well not really, I did get to preach once during the Ask & Imagine program last month. I am refreshed and renewed after a vacation with my family and am ready to meet the challenges ahead of me for the fall. My sermon for this week is much influenced by my experiences at Ask & Imagine (surprise, surprise) and I am eager to hear your comments and your thoughts about it. Thus, if you are interested, please click HERE for the text of my sermon this week and then come back here to leave me your valuable feed back. Also, coming very soon I will be posting my sermon's in audio format. Thanks to Fr. Bill Cliff 's urging I have purchased a digital audio recorder and will upload the contents shortly after services on Sunday. They will be catalogued on another web page which you can find HERE .