Why “One Family Under God?”

Why “One Family Under God?”

Have you ever stopped to think about how much church is like a family? I’m not talking the Norman Rockwell – Leave it to Beaver ideal image of a family, and I’m not talking about the fact that some refer to the priest as ‘father’ or ‘mother. I am referring more to a...
My Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

My Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

I had never visited Israel, so when the Kanuga Conference Center and the St. George’s Anglican College in Jerusalem offered a course on the Palestine of Jesus, I decided that at eighty-eight it was now or never. So last December I went to the Kanuga in the Blue Ridge...
Practicing Resurrection

Practicing Resurrection

We are deep into the season of Lent, when things are a bit subdued. I hope you’ve noticed that this year I had the metal ware (the silver and brass) taken out of the sanctuary to create this sense of difference. Removing the glitz and glitter from our lives is one way...
What makes us Episcopalians?

What makes us Episcopalians?

I have often wondered how many folks at Trinity actually know what makes us Episcopalians? There are so many brands of Christian out there, what makes us unique? It’s a fair question. I suppose that if I asked around, I would get several different answers. So, in this...
Welcome Rev. Elizabeth Masterson

Welcome Rev. Elizabeth Masterson

Rev. Liz is an Episcopal Priest who has recently retired to Towson, Maryland from the Diocese of Delaware, where she served at St. Nicholas’ and St. Thomas’, both in Newark. A native of Delaware, Mother Liz had a career in special education before becoming a priest....

Blessings for a Holy Advent & Christmas!

In the time of the year that is so stressful for many people, we find it challenging to wait for that euphoric holiday feeling to chase away our darkness. It’s difficult for us to wait in hopeful expectation on the celebration of the coming of Christ. We are...
Advent Lessons and Carols Focusing on the Jesse Tree

Advent Lessons and Carols Focusing on the Jesse Tree

In keeping with our Advent theme of the Jesse Tree—an ancient storytelling tradition, showing Jesus’connection with Old Testament stories and characters (especially with David, the son of Jesse)—Trinity began the season on December 1 with a beautiful service of Advent...

Storytelling Takes New Forms as We Approach Advent at Trinity

What is a Jesse Tree? Jesse was the father of the great King David of the Old Testament. He is often looked upon as the first person in the genealogy of Jesus. In church art of the Middle Ages, the design of a family tree developed showing the relationship of Jesus...

Where Does God Show Up?

Do you ever stop and ask yourself, “Where does God show up?”Do you ever stop and reflect on what God may be doing in your life or in the world around you? Or better yet, do you ever stop just to think about God?  It is amazing how we think we can go through life and...

Moving On…Moving Up By

“And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52 Transitions are always happening in our lives, but in the summer wedding and graduation season we are especially aware of the human experience of “moving on.” Transitions...
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