broken vessels

A weekly Rector's Notes article, February 25, 2019 We prepare to enter into the season of Lent by reflecting on what it means to live into Lent, to practice Lent, to engage with a “Holy Lent,” remembering to prioritize the sacred and even mystical elements of a season that call us to deep reflection, self-examination, and even self-denial. We practice this season … Continue reading broken vessels

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

St. Stephen

A sermon for the Feast Day of St. Stephen, transferred to coincide with the 2019 Annual Meeting, Acts 6:8-7:2a, 51c-60 First, a confession: The Feast of St. Stephen is not what one would traditionally call a “moveable” feast, but it also has the misfortune of being on one of the two or three days that people are least likely to want to go to church if there isn’t already a long-established tradition, December 26. … Continue reading St. Stephen