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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 VIII | Romans 10:9-17 | “May Our Feet Be Always Blooming”

A sermon by Fr. Justin Clemente given to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) Hagerstown, MD, February 20, 2022, World Mission Sunday. We come this Sunday in the season of Epiphany, a season of Jesus being revealed to the world, to World Mission Sunday. And I want us to understand this: as we consider […]

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God’s Call to a Holy Lent | 2022

Fr. Justin Clemente | February 22, 2022 Brothers & sisters in the Lord: the time fast approaches for us to enter into the forty days of the Lenten season. The Prayer Book’s Ash Wednesday service centers us in its call to a holy Lent: Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion […]

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The Advocacy of Christ Applied to the Hearts of Men

A reflection by Fr. Justin Clemente on 1 John 2:1 & the work of Dane Ortlund on the Advocacy of Christ, as written in his book Gentle & Lowly. Given January 29, 2022 at Frederick Church of the Brethren’s Men’s Conference on the Heart of Christ. In Christ – Our Advocate – Alone When I […]

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Marching for Life…for the Very First Time

By Fr. Justin Clemente. January 25, 2022. “They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. … To sum up all in one word — what the soul is in the body, Christians are in the world.” -Epistle to DiognetusEarly Christian Apology, 2nd century On Friday, January 25, I had the privilege […]

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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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Sermon | “The Saints Fix Their Eyes on Jesus” | Hebrews 11:32-12:2

Prayer A sermon preached by Fr. Justin Clemente November 7, 2021, All Saints’ Sunday at New Creation Church (Anglican) in Hagerstown, MD. Our passage from Hebrews 11 and 12 is the passage we need today, friends. It’s an impressive tour de force of examples from the Old Testament and Intertestamental period of faithful saints. These […]

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The Parables of Jesus | “A Parable for Professionals” | Matthew 21:23-32

A sermon preached October 3, 2021 by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD. Part of our “Parables of Jesus” series. A Parable for Professionals (vs. 23, 30-32) Our parable today is meant for “professionals”, leaders, and veteran Christians. That is to say, most of us here today.  It is a […]

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Holy Michael & All Angels (Sept. 29) | Four Things to Know & Believe About Angels

A meditation for Holy Michael & All Angels. A Red Letter Holy Day in the Anglican Church calendar, observed September 29. By the Rev. Justin Clemente I. Angels are for real First, when we speak of God’s angels, we’re not speaking metaphorically. As Christians, we have an unapologetically supernatural worldview. We are not materialists, and […]