In the End, Hope

Advent 1B Let me be the first to wish you a happy new year today. That’s right. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new year in the church calendar. And as always, we begin with a paradox. Instead of countdowns, celebrations, and champagne, the new...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Thanksgiving Sunday It has always struck me as kind of a shame that Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, removed from any special notice at Sunday worship services. Most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the first Sunday of Advent, and so by the time we are in...

Empty Prayers

Proper 27A Robert  Marshall, age 56; Karen Marshall, 56; Keith  Braden, 62; Tara McNulty, 33; Annabelle Pomeroy, 14. Peggy Warden, 56; Dennis  Johnson, 77;  Sara Johnson, 68; Lula White, 71; Joann Ward, 30; Brooke Ward, 5. Robert Corrigan, 51; Shani Corrigan, 51;...

For All the Saints – All Saints Sunday

For All the Saints In Albert Camus’ book The Plague, a conversation takes place between two atheists, one of them a journalist, and the other a doctor who has been trying to stop the deadly disease that has struck the North African city in which they live. “It comes...

For Steve Mark

For Steve We are here today to celebrate the life and mourn the death of Stephen Wai Seng Mark, and to commend him into the care of our gracious and loving God. It seems appropriate that today is All Saints’ Sunday, the day each year that we remember those we love who...

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