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Tales from the Street: LGBTQ or Nothing

By Fr. Justin Clemente. January 16th, 2023. Not too long ago, Mack and I walked the streets of a neighborhood adjacent to City Park. We met all kinds of characters. We even ended up raking leaves, but that’s another story. One gentleman we met left a particular impression on me. As I started to introduce […]

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Tales from the Street: House Cleansing

By Fr. Justin Clemente. December 5, 2022. A couple weeks back, Fr. Patrick Cunningham and I were asked to come and do a House Cleansing for a woman I met in the community. Yes, you heard right – a house cleansing. I had met this woman through my community walks. I knocked on her door […]

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Sermon | Isaiah 2:1-5 | “It Shall Come to Pass”

Given to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022. Part of a three-part series on Isaiah & Advent: “It Shall Come to Pass: Waiting with Isaiah.” Waiting with Isaiah  The joke is sometimes made that as soon as the last bite is taken or final guest […]

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Sermon | Mark 12:38-44 | “True Generosity”

By Fr. Justin Clemente. Delivered to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on November 20. 2022, Christ the King Sunday. A Sunday for stewardship & generosity in the life of God’s People. A Picture of True Generosity If you were to hold up to others an example of true generosity, where would you look? […]

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What a Day!

By Fr. Justin Clemente. A reflection on New Creation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. About 95 people gathered with us this past Sunday to give thanks for God’s faithfulness over 10 years of ministry in Hagerstown, MD. What a day! I don’t know about you, but I left SO encouraged! Just a few highlights: There was one […]

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Our 10th Anniversary | The Mustard Seed That Could | Mark 4:30-34

A sermon for the occasion of New Creation’s 10th anniversary, given on Mark 4:30-34. By Fr. Justin Clemente. The Mustard Seed That Could I know I’ve got several folks here today with a love of gardening & landscaping, both amateurs and professionals, so I think you’ll appreciate today’s parable. You know, with the parables of […]

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All Saints’ Sunday: God’s Trophy Case

A sermon preached to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on November 6, 2022, All Saints’ Sunday. By Fr. Justin Clemente. Who’s in God’s Trophy Case? If God had a trophy case displaying the wonders of his grace and power, who or what would be counted worthy to be in it? God has one, […]

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The Hard Sayings: Call No Man Your Father

A sermon from Matthew 23:1-12 by Fr. Justin Clemente, delivered to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on October 23, 2022. Part of our ongoing “The Hard Sayings of Jesus” series. Father Doctor Daddy…Slave Let’s start with a little humor this morning. If, like me, you’re a priest and a dad, your title could […]

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The Hard Sayings: Render Unto Caesar

A sermon from Mark 12:13-17 by Fr. Justin Clemente, delivered to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on October 30, 2022. Part of our ongoing “The Hard Sayings of Jesus” series. Even in our digital age, we’re all still familiar with faces on money. Lincoln on the penny, Washington on the quarter and the […]

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The Hard Sayings: Pearls Before Swine

A sermon from Matthew 7:1-6 by Fr. Justin Clemente, delivered to the People of New Creation Church (Anglican) on October 16, 2022. Part of our ongoing “The Hard Sayings of Jesus” series. Wait, What’s This About Again? Sometimes a passage stops you in your tracks. Sometimes a Hard Saying proves to be hard because you […]