REJOICE!

Dear friends, Rejoice! Gaudete! In the third week of Advent our purple and blue give way to joyful rose–rose vestments, a rose candle in the Advent wreath; the voice of Mary rejoicing; “My soul magnifies the Lord, my Spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” As the winter days in New...

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A Christmas Prayer…for Advent

Dear friends,   A few weeks ago, Phil Knight-Atkinson gave me a lovely framed prayer entitled “A Christmas Prayer” (see photo). A bit of internet research revealed that the words are from Julian of Norwich. “Julian (1342-c.1416) is known to us almost only through her book, The Revelations of Divine...

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Christ the King

Dear friends, What does it mean that Christ is King? We typically understand a king to be a ruler, someone with authority and power. Perhaps someone engaged in traditional rituals, with a bit of glamorous mystery thrown in, as the Prime Minister reminded Queen Elizabeth II in a recent episode of the...

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Listening in Hope

This Summer, many of us read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This Fall, we have been discussing that book’s effect on our hearts, minds, and faith journeys as we process systematic racism as it is still played out in our justice system. I have been listening to our reactions, concerns,...

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Christmas Services

CHRISTMAS EVE 3:30 pm Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant Youth, Junior, and Cherub Choirs   CHRISTMAS EVE 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist with soprano, Sally Sanford   CHRISTMAS EVE 10:30 pm Holy Eucharist with our Parish Choir and instruments providing 30 minutes of Prelude. We will sing a dozen Christmas carols!...

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