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April 19, 2020

Thomas the man of Faith!

In the name of the Risen Lord we meditate his word, our hearts are open and our minds receptive! Blessed be God forever!!  Amen. Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!! Few days ago, I saw a meme in social media that has the devil and God...

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April 11, 2020

Gospel of the Week: April 12

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to...

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April 11, 2020

The Holy Strangeness of Easter

Imagine it, if you can: everyone began that day just as they always had, finding their way to the market, checking in with their family and friends, trying their best to maintain the “normalcy” of their lives with the strain of existence pressing on their shoulders.  The hearts of many...

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April 10, 2020

A Good Friday Homily

I may have told you all this story from my childhood, so forgive me, but I want to look at a slightly different angle of the experience.  Late one Christmas Eve, when I must have been around eight or nine, I snuck out of my bedroom to watch TV in...

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April 9, 2020

News for April 12-18

The Great Vigil: April 11 at 8:00 PM Believe it or not, The Great Vigil is the pivotal moment in our celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. THIS is the service that symbolically marks the transition of Christ from death to life, and thus invites us to reflect more fully...

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April 7, 2020

News for April 5-11

Maundy Thursday: April 9 at 6:00 PM While the hallmark of this service is traditionally the washing of feet, this year we are working to develop a service that focuses on shared meals in our homes--thus the slightly earlier time. We will share hymns, Scripture readings, and a reflection, and...

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April 2, 2020

Holy Week Thoughts

Last week we invited the many folks who serve on the Compassion Cluster and the Phone Tree to send us their reflections about the experience of intentional phone and email visits with the congregation and with their own families and neighbors. The response was overwhelming. From a few words to...

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March 27, 2020

Gospel of the Week: March 29

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom...

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March 26, 2020

News for March 29 – April 4

Online Until May 24 Fr. Stuart shared in a recent email to the parish that we will forgo in-person gatherings and continue worshiping and connecting online until May 24. In that email he issued a challenge for us to light a candle at dinner each night as we gather in...

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March 24, 2020

An Update, a Challenge, and a Request

Dear People of Grace,   I pray this letter finds you well, as we continue to settle into these new and disorienting days. Earlier today, Bishop Wright sent out an email to the clergy laying out a diocese-wide plan for our worship life. As of now, I can share with...

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