Tending the Holy

Tending the Holy

This past Sunday we did some planning and training together in the sanctuary for our various lay ministries in worship.  Today I want to discuss particularly the work of the greeters/ushers, and acolytes/servers.  There was some Holy Chaos going on as we worked...
Consider the Lilies

Consider the Lilies

Many thanks to everyone who has responded to my letter last week about changing our worship schedule.  My door, inbox, and ears are still open, and I hope more of you will feel free to ask questions, share concerns, and offer suggestions.  Please do try to attend the...
The Times They are a-Changin’

The Times They are a-Changin’

My dear friends in Christ, Aside from sporting pink hair, I am not a person naturally drawn to rash action.  I have ever been a late-bloomer, slow-mover, and moderate thinker.   Anyone among my friends and family will tell you that in my private life I sometimes...
Something to think about: slow down!

Something to think about: slow down!

Slow Down! This is probably not the first thing you expected to hear from your new Priest-in-Charge. An unusual amount of activity going on at Trinity for a parish in the height of summer. The energy and excitement here are palpable, and it’s great! I suppose there is...
Eating for Staying Power

Eating for Staying Power

“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”  Proverbs 9:1-6 To me, freshly baked bread is one of the best smells in the world. Even for those of us trying to stay away from “carbs,” it can...
The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 4:25-5:2 While growing up in the Catholic Church, when we complained about the various “hardships”...
S.T.E.P.S. to Maturity

S.T.E.P.S. to Maturity

…to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:1-16 Theologian Brian...
Accomplishing More Than We Can Imagine

Accomplishing More Than We Can Imagine

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. – Ephesians 3:14-21 As I look around the rather empty...
Staying Power – When Tattered and Worn

Staying Power – When Tattered and Worn

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church recently talked about Staying Power of our Church during the Standing Rock protests. He noticed the dozens and dozens of flags flying on the reservation of the Sioux Nation to represent those standing with the water...
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