Geoff Little

Geoff Little

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The Rev. Geoffrey Little is a lifelong Anglican and New Englander. After coming to Christ in college, he served for ten years with the South American Missionary Society (SAMS), first as a lay missionary in southern Peru and then on their staff in Ambridge, PA. While there he completed his divinity degree at Trinity School for Ministry. Ordained in 1992 in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, he moved with his young family to New Haven, CT, where he has lived and worked ever since as a pastor in intercultural urban ministry. In 2010, Geoff and his wife, Blanca, joined the ACNA Anglican Diocese in New England and established All Nations Church and All Nations Christian Academy in New Haven. All Nations Church brings together Spanish- and English-speaking people in bilingual worship and fellowship. All Nations Academy is a K-4 Christian elementary school dedicated to offering children from the city an opportunity to hear the Good News while acquiring a first-rate education. As a pastor, Geoff is a firm believer in the Anglican Sunday lectionary as an effective tool of evangelism and discipleship, and over thirty years of ministry has studied its presentation in the Book of Common Prayer. Geoff is the proud father of two adult children and the grandfather of four.
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Today in the Spirit: Proper 7B

Posted on June 16, 2024
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At Proper 7B, we continue with Mark’s version of the events in Jesus’ early ministry in Galilee. Mark 4:35-41(5:1-20) gives us the narrative of Jesus stilling a storm as he and his disciples are in transit across the lake, and as an optional addition, the story of a man possessed by multiple demons on the…

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Today in the Spirit: Proper 5B

Posted on June 2, 2024
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At this early stage in the post-Pentecost ordinary season, we continue tracking Jesus through his early months of ministry in and around Capernaum of Galilee. For Proper 5B, the assigned Gospel reading out of Mark 3:20-35 gives us what appears to be two important teachings of Jesus delivered in one day: the first to religious…

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Today in the Spirit: Proper 4B

Posted on May 26, 2024
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In our walk with Jesus through the lectionary year, the “ordinary” (numbered) season “After Pentecost” generally begins with Gospel selections highlighting the teachings and events of our Lord’s life after the calling of the disciples (the calling itself being featured in Epiphany). As the Gospel of Mark exposes the reader early on to Jesus’ conflict…

Today in the Spirit: Trinity Sunday B

Posted on May 19, 2024
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The Church of England, from its beginning, established Trinity Sunday as a principal feast on the church calendar, the Sunday following Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday), and before the Sundays that followed during the long “ordinary” (numbered) phase of Sundays After Pentecost (or After Trinity). The assigned readings for Trinity Sunday are different in each of the…

Today in the Spirit: Pentecost Sunday B (Whitsunday)

Posted on May 12, 2024
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“Pentecost Sunday already!?” While this might well be our reaction to the arrival of this feast day on the church calendar every year, we can only imagine how the disciples felt when Jesus ordered them to go to Jerusalem and wait until you are clothed with power from on high  (Luke 24:49). As they gathered…

Today in the Spirit: Easter 7B (The Sunday After Ascension)

Posted on May 5, 2024
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As opposed to the Ascension Day readings, which center around the narrative of the event itself, the Sunday after Ascension Day (never Easter 7 as in the BCP 2019) assignments focus more on the implications of Christ’s ascending and taking the throne with the Father for the life of the believer. Particularly in Year B,…

Today in the Spirit: Easter 6B

Posted on April 28, 2024
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As much as any other set of readings for a Sunday, the Easter 6 schedule puts on display the influence the love of the Father God has over those who believe in the Son. The assigned Gospel reading out of John 15:9-17 sets the tone. After teaching his disciples, I am the true vine… and…

Today in the Spirit: Easter 5B

Posted on April 21, 2024
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On Easter 5 every year, the church moves us hard toward the mindset of expectation for the coming of the Holy Spirit. To get us there, the lectionary puts forward Jesus’ most explicit teaching on this matter, as found in the Last Supper discourse in John 14-16. For Easter 5B, the Gospel selection is John…

Today in the Spirit: Easter 4B (Good Shepherd)

Posted on April 14, 2024
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By the end of Easter 3, the Sunday lectionary has covered all the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus recorded in Luke and John; so at Easter 4, the church makes a shift in the assignment of Gospel readings to those of our Lord’s teaching about the new life of the kingdom of God under his reign…