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Farewell, The Falls Church Episcopal

Farewell, The Falls Church Episcopal
The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector The Falls Church Episcopal October 27, 2019

Well I’ll name the elephant in the living room up front, which is that this is my last service here with you as your Rector, and therefore this is my final sermon.

I don’t have anything new to say to you this morning.
But, I hope, I’ve never had anything new to say to you - I hope I have spent seven years and two months reminding you of old truths, ancient truths, lasting truths.
Seven years and two months: that's roughly 366 Sundays, and while of course I’ve only preached on slightly more than half of those Sundays, most Sundays we preach twice, and so roughly speaking, I figure I’ve preached over 350 times here.
And in all those sermons I’ve really only been trying to make three points.
One, you are the Body of Christ and individually members of it.
Two, when Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, he said “love the Lord your god with all your heart, soul, and might, and…