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Holy Communion is offered on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, outdoors on the Grace Church campus for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for registration links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

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April 4, 2018

A Story Too Good To Belong To Just One Person

“He is not here. Come see the place where he lay. Then, go quickly and tell the good news to the others.” My good friend Leslie told me about sitting by her sister’s bedside in the last days of a long battle with cancer. She said her sister talked about...

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April 4, 2018

Do You Understand What I Have Done?

This time last week I was still pinching myself, having just left a brief tour at my university of a new arrival of cultural artifacts from Iraq and Syria. A generous donor had gifted them to the university, entrusting our linguists to translate and catalogue these few remaining tokens of...

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March 27, 2018

Cross Man: A Palm Sunday Homily

We have a lot of incredible kids here at Grace, and Charlotte Schoening is one of them. She goes by Lottie sometimes, and every time I see her she waves at me and runs over for a quick hug. A couple weeks ago, on Wednesday night at dinner, she came...

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March 26, 2018

For Such A Time As This

“Now my soul is troubled.  And what should I say: ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.” Two weeks ago, the Youth had a party to celebrate something called “Purim.” Purim refers to ancient dice used in high...

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March 12, 2018

On Belief and Broccoli & Rice Casserole

When Lisa and I got married, one of our weddings gifts was this cookbook from my maternal grandmother, who just turned 80.  Grandy made note of many of my favorite recipes as a child, and she hand-wrote them into a journal, added photos of me from my first birthday party...

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March 5, 2018

A Challenge to the Way We’ve Always Done Things

It is one of my favorite images from the genuine imitation leather Bible I received on my seventh birthday — the image of Jesus with his “whip of cords” driving the merchants out of the Temple. I think it is because in all of the other illustrations Jesus was sitting...

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February 26, 2018

Cast down the mighty from their thrones (Psst, the Magnificat is talking about all of us)

I have vivid memories of being in kindergarten playing with my friends at recess.  Our school classrooms were a series of cottages with a playground behind them.  Years later, two of those cottages became a restaurant on the main highway called “The Little Pig,” but that is another story for...

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February 12, 2018

The Transfiguration of Blue Hydrangeas

“You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not…Elisha kept watching and crying out…” (2 Kings) “Let light shine out of darkness…” (2 Corinthians) “And he was transfigured before them, and his...

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February 5, 2018

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

One cannot help but notice all the movement in today’s readings: Lift, cover, strengthen, spread, lower, raise, heal, bind, cast As Jerry Lee Lewis would say, “Seems like there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!” Mark’s gospel goes at a breakneck speed – opening immediately with Jesus’ ministry. We get...

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January 22, 2018

Let None of Our Words Fall to the Ground

Raising a child is a challenge, isn’t it?  I’m thinking about this because we’re celebrating our daughter’s 11thbirthday his weekend.  My mother and step-dad are here to share with us.  We told wonderful stories, and we even went to the skating rink!  I skated for an entire hour without falling,...

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