Karpos Kalos

Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits

I'm on an adventure with a congregation that has been around for over 125 years. Venerable old vines are producing fresh new fruit.

About Becky Robbins-Penniman

I am an Episcopal priest serving The Church of the Good Shepherd in the quaint seaside town of Dunedin, FL.

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February 14, 2018 - Ash Wednesday. And Lent has begun! Being able to really LISTEN is a gift; why not pray that God make you hear? Find the sermon here.

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Make Me Hear - SERMON

This Ash Wednesday, we begin our journey through Luke and Acts. But, we start with the traditional psalm of Ash Wednesday, Psalm 51. At one point, the psalmist prays: Make me hear. 

The prayer to be able to listen, with our ears as we hear, and with our eyes as we read, is our guiding prayer this Lent, and the perfect segue from last week's "advice" to "Listen to Jesus."

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Posted by Becky on February 14, 2018 at 11:30am

Listen to Jesus - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

The path forward during Lent is discerning to whom we should listen, and when it might just be best to keep our own mouths shut. Joining Pope Francis, Deacon Cindy encourages us to spend this Lent doing as God told Peter, James, and John to do: "Listen to Jesus." Listen to the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on February 11, 2018 at 8:30pm

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WHAT DOES "KARPOS KALOS" MEAN?

"Karpos kalos" literally means, in Greek, "fruit good". The inspiration for using it is James 3:17, which says "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy." More . . .

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Partners in the Good News - SERMON

One of the most important dimensions of being human is the quality of our relationships. A Church community fosters both our relationship with God and our connections with each other. This Lent, we are inviting everyone into The Good Book Club, reading Luke and Acts together from the Sunday before Lent to Pentecost - February 11 to May 20. The hope is that in doing this, we will become Partners in the Good News that we are loved by the Love that will never let us go, and that all things will be…See More
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Grant Us a Vision, Lord - SERMON

Where are we going? How will we know how to get there? These aren't just questions for how to get to Disney World, they are questions a church community needs to ask and answer in order to create the future into which God is calling us. Read the sermon here, listen to it…See More
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Check Your Messages - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

God has been calling humanity for thousands of years to live Good News lives. Some listen, some don't.  You can tell the ones who listen: they not only talk about hope, grace, and love, they do them. Listen to Deacon Cindy Roehl's sermon here.See More
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Take One Step - SERMON

The Magi are the perfect exemplars of the faith journey: they stepped out into the unknown, searching for something they couldn't even describe, but they left everything they knew to discover. When's the last time you took your faith journey that seriously? Is it time to take another step? Read the sermon…See More
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