Loons

Dear friends, I saw my first loon this week.  Reading out on the deck of the cabin in the midday sun, there was a loud splash. And there she was, impossibly poised on the top of the water, wings flapping powerfully; and then she settled on the surface of the...

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WE are the Church!

Dear friends in Christ, In a recent article in The Atlantic about religion in America, Derek Thompson observes that although church attendance overall is in decline, being a person of faith, being part of a church community “is a bundle: a theory of the world, a community, a social identity,...

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Letting Go

Dear Friends,  This Sunday afternoon at 4pm, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis by bringing our animal friends to church to be blessed. There are two moments in our church year that I find myself in the whirlwind of uncontrollable sacred space.  I call these times moments of...

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“The beauty of thy peace”

Dear friends in Christ, Grace and comfort, care and support come in so many ways, often when we are not expecting it! In the midst of very busy fall days, planning for worship, welcoming and orienting new staff, preparing sermons for funerals and for Sundays, gearing up for the Fayre,...

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Earth to Earth

It’s quiet work.  Sacred work.  Dirt under your fingernails work.  Heart-of-our-church work.  And most people never even see it happening. It is work for the earth.  For the Creator.  For the parish.  For the passerby.  For the living who grieve.  For those who have died. This Wednesday I stumbled upon...

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