ash wednesday

A weekly Rector's Notes article, March 4, 2019 Ash Wednesday has always held a special place in my spiritual life. I have a deeply personal connection to Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday has already occurred on my birthday 3 times in my life (that I remember), and the last time it was on my birthday was also the first time that our oldest … Continue reading ash wednesday

transfiguration

A sermon for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Luke 9:28-36 We bring this season of ordinary time to a close this Sunday, reconnecting with the joyous event of life and light we celebrate on January 6, the Epiphany. Throughout this season of ordinary time there is an emphasis on the themes of light and dark. This feels especially fitting for us, in this place, … Continue reading transfiguration

giving up & taking on: lent 2019

A weekly Rector's Notes article for February 25, 2019 The practice of giving something up for Lent is rooted in deep tradition, but it sometimes feels like it has lost some of its depth as it has become a practice of self-flagellation over soda, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate in recent years. Personally, I have done a number of different things in observing Lent. … Continue reading giving up & taking on: lent 2019

complacent

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany, Luke 6:17-26 There is a danger in becoming complacent in our faith. There are are a number of factors that can lead to this complacency. It can be such hard work to work on ourselves that when we get to a state of equilibrium, we feel (perhaps rightly) deserving of a break, a point of rest, … Continue reading complacent

help

A Rector's Notes article for February 18, 2019 We have definitely stepped up as a church community lately to help those in our community who are least and last among us. Thank you to all who have been volunteering to serve at Winter’s Night. We have seen fluctuating attendance based on various needs, and our volunteers have been wonderful at holding this … Continue reading help