Faith Hurts

Faith Hurts A mother of a young boy came home one day to find the family cat dead in the back yard. She wasn’t sure just what had happened. It looked like maybe a dog had gotten the cat but it was very much dead and she decided to go ahead and bury the cat […]

Now and Not Yet

Now and Not Yet We belong to heaven but we live on earth for this time. We are souls but we have a body. Spread throughout Christian teaching, and particularly focused at Easter, is the proclamation that we are saved by the blood of Christ on the Cross. Because of God’s mighty acts, not our […]

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019   Palm Sunday – April 14 Passion Narrative and Eucharist at 7:30 am * Breakfast and Christian Formation Classes * Children’s Procession of Palms, Passion Narrative and Eucharist at 10:30 am * Monday in Holy Week – April 15 Eucharist in Chapel at 12:05 pm Tuesday in Holy Week – April 16 […]

Hard Decisions

Hard Decisions   Some decisions are harder than others. In life we do our very best to make good decisions and then we seek to carry out our decisions. We tend to think that good decisions will bring about peace and calm but sometimes they don’t. In making decisions, it is best to seek peace […]

Open and Shut

Open and Shut God keeps opening things. And we keep shutting them. In the Old Testament we hear the stories of Israel being chosen by God to receive blessing and fruitfulness. Repeatedly, when things seemed impossible or beyond hope, God opened their world and provided for them abundantly. As Israel lived with that specific blessing, […]


Options In the 1930s the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote what has come to be known as the Serenity Prayer. The shorter form of the prayer focuses our attention on things beyond and within our control: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, […]


Ransom   For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) Negotiating with the bad guys is never a good idea we are taught. Our country has a strict policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it is thought that […]

So What About Jesus?

So What About Jesus? Whenever someone comes to me and shares that they feel called to be ordained a priest, I get a little excited and a little sad. I get excited because the person has had a close experience with God where they feel newly loved and called to serve the world more generously. […]