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Stewardship Sermon Fr. Ellsworth 9/11/16

A Sermon from St. Stephen's


A sermon preached 11th September 2016, Stewardship Sunday, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, CA, by the Rev'd Phillip Channing Ellsworth, Jr. Based on the Collect, or Prayer, of the Day.

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for Ever. Amen

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