Good Shepherds for Each Other

+In the Name of God: who was, and is, and is to come.  Amen Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd.” John 10:11 This past week, one of All Saints’ faithful parishioners stopped by the office with a gift for the church. It’s a beautiful, framed photograph of two panels from a stained-glass window. One […]Read more “Good Shepherds for Each Other”

A Parade, a Protest March, & a Funeral Procession

+In the Name of God who was, and is, and is to come. They brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead […]Read more “A Parade, a Protest March, & a Funeral Procession”

Service vs. Entitlement

+In the Name of God who was, and is, and is to come. As soon as [Jesus and his disciples] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever,                                    and they told him about her at once. He came and […]Read more “Service vs. Entitlement”

Can Anything Good Come Out of All This?

+In the Name of God who was, and is, and is to come. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” John 1:45-46 I […]Read more “Can Anything Good Come Out of All This?”

What Does True Restoration Look Like?

+In the Name of God: who was, and is, and is to come.  Amen. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.  Isaiah 61:4 Good morning! I don’t know if you have ever noticed this, but things don’t […]Read more “What Does True Restoration Look Like?”

October 18, 2020

Dear Friends, All Saints’ people take actions for social justice and hold dear our long-term commitments to local and international ministries. Our Mexico Outreach supports two parishes in Cuernavaca – San Pablo and Santísma Trinidad – where we have purchased everything from Bibles to a pick-up truck, and have funded classes and other projects.  Their […]Read more “October 18, 2020”

September 6, 2020

Dear Friends, Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune reported that 30 million migrating birds were predicted to fly over Illinois on Thursday night, with some 180,000 passing directly over the city. Local birding organizations encouraged us to shut off our lights to keep from disrupting the birds’ migration and to keep cats indoors. I left my windows open to see […]Read more “September 6, 2020”