Dear Friends, Well, wow! The All Saints’ Bake Auction—back in person for the first time since Covid!—was off-the-hook joyful! The Parish Hall felt like something out of Willy Wonka crossed with Cabaret crossed with The […]Read more “We raised over $27K!”
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Here we are: the BAKE AUCTION!
Dear Friends, Well, here we are: the BAKE AUCTION! Please come on Sunday prepared to be generous—we will have fabulous cookies and cakes and more. Even your humble rector—no baker—has […]Read more “Here we are: the BAKE AUCTION!”
Nourishment in Lent
Dear Friends, Here we are again in Lent. Some years I dread it, but this year I find myself eager for the solemnity of Lent. Or perhaps it is the […]Read more “Nourishment in Lent”
Jesus came to lead a revolution with love and justice.
Dear Friends, I’ve had a heavy heart this week as I’ve read and listened to stories about the senseless killing of 4 college students at Michigan State and the serious […]Read more “Jesus came to lead a revolution with love and justice.”
News out of Turkey and Syria is devastating
Dear Friends, The news out of Turkey and Syria is devastating and continues to be so. In the face of such tragedy, compounded by years of war in Syria, government […]Read more “News out of Turkey and Syria is devastating”
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Dear Friends, What an amazing Annual Meeting we had! We had over 80 people in the room and 35 people online, mouths were delighted with all the treats and aflame […]Read more “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
Take joy in our community
Dear Friends, All I want is to trumpet our Annual Meeting and make jokes about how spicy we are and encourage us all to celebrate all the “hot” things we’ve […]Read more “Take joy in our community”
Spicy Annual Meeting is coming!
Dear Friends, We’re just a little over a week out from Hot Ones: The All Saints Annual Meeting! Things are going to get spicy as our host interviews folks from All […]Read more “Spicy Annual Meeting is coming!”
Whale of a Gospel
Dear Friends, We have a whale of a Gospel (John 1:29-42) this Sunday, another epiphany or theophany, a revelation of God in Christ, of Jesus as Messiah. But this Gospel […]Read more “Whale of a Gospel”
Blessed Feast of the Epiphany!
Dear Friends, O God, by the leading of a star, you manifested your only Son to the Peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to […]Read more “Blessed Feast of the Epiphany!”
We’re only 1/2 way through
Dear Friends, The 24-7 Christmas music station stopped playing its holiday tunes on December 26. Bare and dry Christmas trees are starting to populate the alleys. And some of the […]Read more “We’re only 1/2 way through”
“That’s what Christmas is all about”
Dear Friends, Here we are on the eve of the eve of Christmas, plunged into freezing cold, many travel plans canceled, wondering now if we’ll get our shopping finished and […]Read more ““That’s what Christmas is all about””
Christmas Pageant: “Sunday Morning Live”
Dear Friends, Though there’s still a week of Advent left, our thoughts are turning towards Christmas! This weekend is filled with activities, a blending of Advent waiting and longing and […]Read more “Christmas Pageant: “Sunday Morning Live””
Rejoice in Anticipation & Preparation
Dear Friends, We’re living in that funny part of Advent in which we’re still in a time of anticipation and preparation at church while the glitter and sparkle of Christmas […]Read more “Rejoice in Anticipation & Preparation”
Take time to pause, watch, and pray
Dear Friends, On Wednesday morning, staff from ReVive Center for Housing and Healing picked up 55 boxes filled with gifts, including 45 stockings stuffed by our Church School children, for […]Read more “Take time to pause, watch, and pray”
See you in church
Dear Friends, I am writing this on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and have a jumble of thoughts in my head: Perhaps you, too, know what it is to be in […]Read more “See you in church”
Caution & Gratitude
Dear Friends, I begin my letter this week with a note of caution: someone has been impersonating me and texting members of the church saying I have a favor to […]Read more “Caution & Gratitude”
Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to pledge and to give to one’s parish. As I’ve told many of you and even preached last fall, […]Read more “Commitment Sunday”
We’re All Saints
Dear Friends, I already waxed poetic in last week’s letter about the beauty and meaning of the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, so I won’t go on again […]Read more “We’re All Saints”
Living in the Thin Place
Dear Friends, This weekend, we enter the end of October and begin one of the holiest and best times of year: the Fall Triduum, the three days of All Hallows’ Eve, […]Read more “Living in the Thin Place”