At Tuesday night’s Pancakes and Ashes Event, I gorged myself on delicious pancakes with fabulous toppings. Although it was fun, I ate so many pancakes that I almost made myself sick. On top of that, the worship service that followed the supper led us to focus on our personal and corporate sins, our immortality, and… Read more
An Invitation to Community
As God has welcomed us, we welcome you.
With all our differences–
in age, ability and physical condition,
in race, cultural background and economic status,
in sexual orientation, gender identity & family structure–
God has received each one
with loving kindness, patience, and joy.
All that we are together
and all that we hope to be
is made more perfect
as the richness of varied lives
meets the mystery of God’s unifying Spirit
and we become the Body of Christ.
Duruflé Requiem – Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra
February 5, 2014 – Personal Invitations Matter Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: Sunday morning worship attendance is in decline. Even though this is true across the board with most mainline congregations, including ours, it is worrisome. Perhaps we can blame the weather. Perhaps we can blame secular Sunday activities that compete for… Read more
Another Update About Something Personal In my last Pastor’s Pen article, I offered an update about my three children. It was one of the easiest articles I’ve written because: 1) I like to talk about my family, and 2) it was mostly copied and pasted from the annual Christmas letter that we sent out! I… Read more
Merry Xmas? Happy Holidays? These two greetings get some folks downright agitated. “They’re taking the Christ out of Christmas,” they say. While it is true that many of our current Christmas practices and traditions (including decorating a tree and shopping for bargains) have nothing to do with the Christ, these two greetings that offend some… Read more