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Bring Them Babies to the Font!

By Fr. Justin Clemente. August 9, 2022. Dear New Creation Family: Over the past month or so, I’ve had the privilege to stand next to the Niehoff family in preparation for the Baptism of their daughters. It’s been a great joy to hear of their desire to bring their girls to waters of Baptism and […]

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Sermon | “The Noble Vineyard Owner & His Son” | Luke 20:9-19

A sermon delivered by Fr. Justin Clemente to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on the fifth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 2022. God is doing a new thing: Jesus As you listened to our readings from Holy Scripture today, what caught your attention? What themes and threads did you hear stitched throughout? Above […]

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Sermon | Epiphany III | Luke 4:16-30 | “More Than a Carpenter at Nazareth”

A sermon given January 23, 2022 at New Creation (Anglican) in Hagerstown, MD. A parish of the community of Hagerstown, MD and the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. I. Background & Setting the Stage: Good News to the Poor Epiphany takes us now to Nazareth and Jesus’ sermon there. This is a massive moment filled with […]

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The Role of Fasting & Prayer in the Life of the Disciple

A reflection for the People of New Creation Church (Anglican). Posted January 12, 2022 by Fr. Justin Clemente And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with […]

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Sermon | “He Stepped Into the Waters” | Luke 3:15-22

A sermon given to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) by Fr. Justin Clemente on Baptism of Christ Sunday, January 9, 2022 . Today, we turn the page in sacred history. We move from the obscurity of Jesus’ birth to the revelation of his public ministry. As we look at the baptism of Christ […]

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Sermon | Jesus: Presented | Luke 2:22-40

A sermon by Fr. Justin Clemente to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican), a parish of the community of Hagerstown, MD & the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. Second Sunday of Christmastide, January 3, 2022. This morning, we continue from “Jesus: Wrapped” on Christmas Eve straight on to the second part of chapter 2 in […]

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Christmas Eve Meditation | Luke 2:1-20 | Jesus: Wrapped

A sermon delivered to the people of New Creation (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD on Christmas Eve 2021 by Fr. Justin Clemente A Prayer for Christmas Eve While all things were in quiet silence, and the night was in the midst of her swift course, your Almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down out of your royal throne, […]

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Midweek Meditation | The Visitation | “Two Joyful Mothers of the Faith”

A meditation for the People of New Creation Church (Anglican), given at Midday Prayer, December 22, 2021 by Fr. Justin Clemente. Fundamental to Luke’s telling of the Gospel of Christ is his conviction that the good news is for everyone. For as Paul, the one that Luke travelled with said, “In Christ Jesus…There is neither […]

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The State of the New Creation (2021)

An address given to the parish of New Creation Church (Anglican) on December 12, 2021 at the church’s Annual Parish Business Meeting. By Fr. Justin Clemente. I. Looking Back Celebration If you can believe it, we began 2021 completely online. We were able to quickly come back to in-person worship, but it was amidst so […]

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Waiting Well…In the Way of the Cross | Advent II | 1 Corinthians 4:13-18

A sermon delivered December 5, 2021 at New Creation Church (Anglican) by Fr. Justin Clemente. Prayer Lord Jesus, Master Carpenter of Nazareth, on the Cross through wood and nails you wrought our full salvation: Wield well your tools in this, your workshop, that we who come to you rough-hewn may be fashioned into a truer […]