Posts Categorized: Voice of the Clergy

Voice of the clergy – Happy Easter

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Christ is Risen! As Christians around the world gather today to celebrate the Resurrection, we make this acclamation in hundreds of languages as we have for two thousand years. In this shout we make a claim about the world and God. We declare that the world is as Jesus proclaimed: his rule of love and service, grace and mercy has begun,… Read more »

Voice of the clergy – Rites of passage

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People of Grace, This Lent walk with others in the light of Christ.  This often feels like a season of darkness and shadow as we journey through repentance and reconciliation.  These are hard places where the desert images of Scripture take on full emotional and spiritual color. I learned taking long hikes in the deserts… Read more »

Lenten Studies

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6 pm: Simple meal of soup and bread in Parish Hall 6:30: Lenten study classes: 1) Learning to Pray,  2) Theological Reflection People of Grace, There are two classes, at least, going on Wednesday nights during Lent. I will be teaching one and the Rev. Katheryn King will be teaching the other. I want to… Read more »

May We Serve You?

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Voice of the Associate Rector By the Rev Katheryn M King May we serve you? Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV I was sad to hear the other day that one of our members of our Parish was in and out of the… Read more »

Is the Christmas story necessary?

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By The Rev. Katheryn King Is the Christmas Story Necessary? That might seem like a silly question.  Yet it is not silly at all when we remember that two of the four New Testament gospels do not have stories of Jesus’ birth or infancy.  Mark’s simply begins with the ministry of John the Baptist.  Then… Read more »

Serve others and your needs will be met by those around you

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Whom do you serve?  This question in today’s world seems out of sync, maybe even unnecessary.  We don’t think of ourselves as servants particularly, though, if we think a little more, some answers may emerge. We serve customers in our businesses.  We serve editors and readers in our writing. … Read more »

Giving thanks

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Giving thanks is primary, a first act. It is so basic that it determines everything else in our lives, our personalities, our relationships to God, others, even ourselves. When someone is shaped by a primary gratitude, that is they are given to realizing that whatever comes their way is… Read more »