Rector’s Update: Tue 2/16

Dear friends, Happy Fat Tuesday! This day before the beginning of Lent is traditionally a time of celebration, of parties and parades, eating and drinking. The most famous Fat Tuesday celebration, of course, is Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But not this year. As is the...

Rector’s Update: Mon 2/15

Dear friends, On this dreary winter day we have a special treat to bring you some Valentine’s joy. Come by the church between 11-noon and 5-6 to pick yours up. And attached is the service for Compline for tonight and tomorrow night.We’ll change the service...

A Lenten Prayer

    Today is the last Sunday of the season of Epiphany, those weeks between Christmas and the beginning of Lent.       Epiphany ends every year with the reading we heard today, the story of the Transfiguration – the ultimate mountaintop experience where...

Rector’s Update: Thur 2/11

Dear friends,  There are two significant dates on the calendar next week, and we have something for you for each of them.  First is this Sunday, which is Valentine’s Day. If you come by the church Monday between 11 a.m.-Noon, or 5-6 p.m. we have a special (day...

Rector’s Update: Wed 2/10

Dear friends, Sometime last year on a Zoom call with clergy we were asked by the bishop what words first come to mind when we think of our experience as a priest during the pandemic. The two words that immediately came to me were generosity and abundance. Those words...

Rector’s Update: Mon 2/8

Dear friends, What do the guest preacher at an Episcopal Church yesterday and an advertisement during last night’s Super Bowl have in common? They are both causing a lot of discussion and fallout today, for many of the same reasons. Yesterday morning the guest...

Have You Not Known?

    Today’s reading from the prophet Isaiah finds the people of Israel in deep despair, wondering if they’ve been abandoned by God.     The land that God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the land that God led them to...

Rector’s Update: 2/4

Dear friends, I did something this week that might surprise you. I was a bit surprised myself. I wrote a thank you note to Liz Cheney. Even more surprising, it wasn’t my first thank you to a Republican office holder this year. Last month I wrote to thank our...

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