Priest’s Blog

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Pilgrimage blog, day 2- Good Fruit and Prickly Thorns

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it. –Matthew 7:13-14   Which gate are we choosing to take […]

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Pilgrimage blog, day 1- Fizzling Fires and Dramatic Explosions!

June 24, 2018 No Comments

‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let […]

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A prayer in response to the mass shooting in Orlando

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you receive into your tender and loving care all those who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando.  Comfort those who mourn.  Be with the medical personnel who have been entrusted with the care of the injured.  Give strength and perseverance to those who work towards the […]

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Sermon for Clergy Day, June 2016

June 24, 2018 No Comments

This is the manuscript for the sermon I delivered at our diocesan clergy day in June. The gospel reading was Matthew 5:13-16. I’m sure there are plenty of ways that we as individuals fail to let our light shine forth, but instead hide under a bushel basket, but I feel like there is a larger, […]

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Treats for Teachers

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Most of you all probably know that I’ve been asking for volunteers to bake treats as a thank you to those who work at our local schools. But some of you may be asking, “why do we care so much about teachers (and all other staff members at schools) that we feel compelled to express […]

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What’s the point of using incense?

June 24, 2018 No Comments

I recently had an interesting discussion with a parishioner about the differences in worship among churches.  At first we were talking about what parts of the service can be sung/said/chanted, and I joked that we should try having a completely chanted service with lots of incense (to be clear, I actually LOVE this type of […]

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Why share my faith story?

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever felt alone in your faith?  I know that I certainly have.  I recently spoke with a homebound person about how she missed being able to go to church.  Sure, she had family and friends visiting her, including friends from her church, but it wasn’t the same as actually being able to attend […]

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Where are the millennials and why do we care?

June 24, 2018 No Comments

It’s a question that many in the church are asking.  Some even go so far as to chastise millennials for choosing not to attend church on a regular basis.  And everyone seems to have a theory as to why millennials don’t come to church—they’re lazy, self-obsessed, overly busy with other activities; they want church to […]

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