Bearing the Light of Christ in Troubled Times
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Is it me, or does it seem more than usual lately that our world is slipping into darkness? The news would certainly like us to believe so. Suffering both of the man-made and natural varieties rage around us: gun violence of epidemic proportions, devastating hurricanes and wildfires, political turmoil, white … Read More

Pentecost 16: God’s Authority
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Questioning God’s authority should not even be a thing.  How can there be any doubt in our minds that God, our creator, the one who created everything: our beautiful planet, spiraling galaxies, the depths of the ocean… us, and the people we love… How could God not have authority over … Read More

Pentecost 12: Take up your Cross
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Today’s Readings “That’s just my cross to bear.”  How many times have we heard that expression?  Maybe we’ve said it ourselves.  And rightfully so!  Life definitely gives us enough “crosses” to bear: our own burdens.  When we use this expression, we are usually talking about those persistent problems, inconveniences, and … Read More

Pentecost 9A: Jesus walks on water
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In the Bible, any time you read something about the sea, a red flag should go up.  The Bible often uses the image of water to represent death, chaos, fear, even sin and evil… especially when we’re talking about the ocean or sea.  Although in the Church we use water … Read More

Jesus feeds 5000
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Daily reflection for Sunday, August 6, 2017 Time after Pentecost Then Jesus ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave … Read More

Pentecost 6A: Wheat and Weeds
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The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  Now, this man worked SO hard on his field.    In his town, he was considered the best when it came to gardening (at least he thought so).  He researched everything he needed to know before … Read More

What’s in your garden?
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If your life is a garden, what’s growing in it? Imagine your life as a garden. What does it look like? What special care does it need? What do you love about it? What do you feel like is missing? What do you do to care for it? What are … Read More

Snack Collection for Homefront / through June 4th
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May 11 – June 4, 2017 Our Social Ministry team will be collecting individually wrapped items to put in SNACK BAGS for HomeFront. The snack bags will be given to kids in Homefront’s tutoring program and summer camp. Collection ends June 4, 2017. SINGLE SERVE items needed: applesauce fruit cups granola bars … Read More

How long will you grieve?
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Readings for the Day How long will you grieve? That’s what God asks the prophet Samuel… How long are you going to grieve that things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to or you hoped that they would. I’ve already moved onto something new and better, says God. … Read More

Holy Week Schedule
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Holy Week Schedule   We are following last year’s ecumenical Holy Week worship service by partnering with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, and this year including St. Bartholomew as well (and adding an additional service for anyone who is interested!) The Holy Week Worship schedule is as follows:   April 13th … Read More

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