Messages from Our Pastor

Messages from Our Pastor2021-11-22T08:59:55-07:00

April 2022

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.  Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his [...]

Friday, April 1, 2022|

March 2022

Well, I suppose I should write something here about Lent, the season of reflection and penance leading up to Easter. The first time I ever heard of Lent and giving things up for those forty (plus) days was when my brother and I were with our cousin in the woods [...]

Tuesday, March 1, 2022|

January 2022

Immanuel: God-With-Us-Never-Without-Us There’s an old theory — speculation, really — that the Gospel of Luke was composed by a woman, or at least a woman helped shape the way the story unfolds. Of course, none of the gospels have titles or named authors, so “Luke” is mere speculation, too. Luke’s [...]

Saturday, January 1, 2022|

December 2021

Advent, the preacher always reminded us, begins in darkness. He had to say this every year because the lights were already strung, the trees in full glory, stores filled with crooners’ white Christmas dreams. He said it’s a hard task to follow the liturgical season in a culture full of [...]

Wednesday, December 1, 2021|

November 2021

That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 Kathleen Norris introduced me to a great word: acedia, the noonday demon. I encountered it in her book, The Cloister [...]

Monday, November 1, 2021|
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