Listening Within Sabbatical Time

Dear Friends, This is my last clergy reflection until summertime, and Sunday will be my last Sunday with you until June 2nd. In case you hadn’t heard, I am headed off on sabbatical. Generally, priests take sabbatical five years into their ministry in a parish. This gives both priest and...

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A Gift

Dear Friends, This Sunday I received a tremendous gift. Just before the 8am service, Paul Andrews, the second son of Nigel Andrews (rector of our church in the 1960s and 70s), walked into Trinity Church. We had a brief conversation before the service began, during which Paul offered me the...

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Celebrating our Youth

On Sunday January 27th, our 10am service is going to look and feel just a little different than normal. Seven of our young adults, who will be Confirmed at the Cathedral on Saturday morning, will be serving in various capacities during our worship on Sunday. As a group, they wrote...

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A January Miracle

Dear Friends in Christ, Stopping into Crosby’s last evening, I was stunned to see a big bucket of daffodils and a whole array of primroses.  “What is going on? It’s only January. Where did these come from?  Can I buy them now?  It hasn’t even snowed yet, so how can...

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Boots for the Journey

When I was fourteen years old, I went on my first week-long trek in the White Mountains. Gathering my hiking gear consisted of calling up a friend who had done the trip a year earlier and asking if I could borrow her backpack and hiking boots. The boots were a...

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