Pastor Notes

May 2016

May 27

May 28-29, 2016

Friends,  Of all the civic holidays we have during the year (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents'  Day, Patriots Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day), I would say arguably that Memorial Day and Independence Day are the most sacred in the United States. I am not sure if the...
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May 20

May 21-22, 2016

Friends, I thought I might reflect upon the current presidential race. I know it's a controversial subject but I am trying to figure it all out and sometimes it helps to put your thoughts on paper. I hear a lot of people speak about how disgusted they are with the entire process. I am not disgusted, but I am disappointed and sometimes shocked...
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May 13

May 14-15, 2016

Friends,  This is Pentecost Weekend and last week I wrote about the presence of God's Spirit in our world. I am so grateful to our 16 parishioners who brought the Spirit's exuberance to our weekend liturgies by proclaiming our Scripture readings in their ancestral languages. We are truly blessed to have families from around the world...
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May 6

May 7-8, 2016

Friends,  The feast of Pentecost, which we celebrate next weekend, is about the power of God's Spirit in our world. We can describe that Spirit as the third person of the Trinity and speak about the Spirit only in academic terms or we can experience the presence of that Spirit in our lives. For generations, the Holy Spirit seemed to be the...
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