Working for the Church constantly puts you in odd head spaces. A priest acquaintance of mine who runs Forward Movement (they produce Forward Day by Day among other things) posted a couple of weeks ago on Facebook about breaking out his Lent playlist so he could write Lenten reflections while sitting in a space that … Continue reading Preparing the Way (while looking beyond)
This may come as a surprise, but I have a special affinity for Saint Nicholas. It might have to do with the Santa Clause collection that my mother amassed throughout my youth, or the various legends that add to the mythos and lore, or perhaps there’s something in a shared name… Whatever it may be, … Continue reading Saint Nicholas
On Sunday we will celebrate the beginning of a new Church year, moving from Year B in our lectionary cycle (our assigned Sunday readings) to Year C (the third of the three year cycle), and beginning again with the season of preparation and waiting, the season of Advent. With the coming of this new year, … Continue reading Happy New (Church) Year!
A weekly Rector's Notes reflection for November 5, 2018 As part of this “Election Day-Eve” edition of my weekly rector’s notes, I want to talk a little bit about what politics and the church DO have to say to each other. Our lives are constantly bombarded by election news. Signs for candidates are going up … Continue reading vote!
A rector's notes article for October 22, 2018 Advent brings us to a season of gifts. The gift of family. The gift of celebration. The gifts that St. Nick leaves in your shoes on December 6. The gift of Bing Crosby singing Christmas carols. And the greatest gift we await is the coming of the … Continue reading the gift