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Will You Walk With Me at God’s Speed?

It popped into my email inbox on September 29 at 2:02 pm. Fr. Darryl Fitzwater sent me a link to a video with the words: “Check out this link about walking the Parish. You’ll love this.”

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Waiting Well…By Standing Firm | Advent I | I Thessalonians 3:6-13

A sermon by Fr. Justin Clemente given the first Sunday in Advent, November 28, 2021 at New Creation Church (Anglican), a parish of the community of Hagerstown, MD. What Does Jesus Care About? Earlier this month in our weekly newsletter, I sent out an article to y’all called “Dear Pastor…Your Shepherd Doesn’t Care How Big […]

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Synod Joy! | November 19-20, 2021

By Fr. Justin Clemente. Posted November 23, 2021. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Synod with Brooke, Nan (our Lay Delegate), and Mae (our first ever Youth Delegate). Our host, The Falls Church Anglican, was simply first class. We got to experience all the trimmings of their new campus. Their folks were […]

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The Parables of Jesus | The High & the Humble | Luke 18:9-14

Preached August 22nd by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican). Part of our Big Read series on the Parables of Jesus. Prayer Holy Father, may what this parable proclaims never become old news to us. May the Gospel our Lord be ever new this morning and be embraced by all who hear […]

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The Golden Rule Is Worth Its Weight in Platinum

A meditation on the goodness of Jesus, the Golden Rule, and the madness of the Platinum Rule. By The Rev. Justin Clemente, parish priest to New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Better Than Gold? Jewelers tell me that platinum is denser than gold, which is typically why a ring made of platinum will be more […]

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Bold Speech & Our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

I. Anchored in Christ, Persevering Together! Pop quiz! Who remembers what our congregational theme is for this year? That’s right, “Anchored in Christ, Persevering Together.” We could not hope for a better summary of what that looks like than Hebrews 4:14-16. It is a short, explosive tour de force of the powerful underpinnings of the […]

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Ash Wednesday: Praise the Lord, Oh My Soul!

In a popular sense, how do people often think of Lent? And by popular sense, I mean those who probably haven’t actually taken part it in it. But nonetheless, Lent is seen as… Drudgery Duty Formality “Forty days to feel guilty” (Bishop John Guernsey) Christian Joy But what if we saw Lent as surest, most […]

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Lenten Meditation: The Pride of Life (1 John 2:16)

A Lenten meditation on 1 John 2:16, given by The Rev. Justin Clemente at Lenten Family Prayer, March 2, 2021, New Creation Church (Anglican) Each year in Lenten Prayer, we focus on one of the seven deadly sins. Tonight we focus in on pride. I want to look specifically at John’s descriptive phrase, “the pride of […]