Notes from our Pastor, April 2018

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It is helpful if we see the whole process of Good Friday through Easter, usually referred to as the Triduum, as one integrated whole. The Church affirms that the death of Jesus is not separable from his Resurrection, nor is it possible to consider the Resurrection unless it’s in the context of his death by crucifixion. Continue reading “Notes from our Pastor, April 2018”

Notes from Our Pastor March 2018 – Approaching Holy Week

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At the end of this month, we observe Holy Week, with all the drama of Christ’s betrayal, trial, suffering, and death presented within the services. Not only is this the most moving time of the Church year, but it always reveals for me new possibilities of how I (and perhaps you as well) can see myself in the various personae who comprise this drama. Continue reading “Notes from Our Pastor March 2018 – Approaching Holy Week”

Notes from Our Pastor Feb. 2018 – The Journey Ahead

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The month of February contains Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. There are many ways we could characterize Lent in terms of repentance/penitence, spiritual discovery, or renewal, to name just a few. This Lent, you and I are about to embark on one of life’s journeys.Continue reading “Notes from Our Pastor Feb. 2018 – The Journey Ahead”

Notes from Our Pastor Jan. 2018 – One Body, One Spirit

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There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. (Ephesians 4: 4-7)

        As I read over the fourth chapter of Ephesians,Continue reading “Notes from Our Pastor Jan. 2018 – One Body, One Spirit”