Ordinary Time?

Since I started as your rector almost 8 months ago, we have walked through all the major feasts and fasts of the Christian year together. We began with the celebration of All Saints and the longing of Advent through the celebration of the Christ-child at Christmas....

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Three Feasts

This Sunday begins a series of three feast days in the church year. These three feast days are deeply connected to one another. Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension. Technically, the feast of the Ascension occurred on Thursday. We are told in Acts 1:3 that...

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Palms for Ashes

In the church I grew up in, the ashes used for Ash Wednesday came from the palms of Palm Sunday. It was a real labor of love on the part of the altar guild. You wouldn’t think that ashes are difficult to make, but actually it’s an involved process. You don’t get a lot...

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What is a Community Group?

Last week we kicked off our sermon series which is exploring five marks of Christian community. These five marks are taken from the New Testament’s description of the earliest Christian community in Acts 2:42–47. In this passage, we learn that the earliest Christian...

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