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812, 2017

Advent 2: Celebrating the Start of Advent

December 8th, 2017|From the Rector|

From the Rector Advent 2: Celebrating the Start of Advent In a month as busy as December, when there is always something coming, something to get ready for, or something urgent, it is hard to pause

112, 2017

Advent 1: Lights, Music, and a World Hungry for Christmas

December 1st, 2017|From the Rector|

From the Rector Advent 1: Lights, Music, and a World Hungry for Christmas I'm sure by now you're feeling the effects of shorter days and longer nights. By the time we reach the winter equinox

2211, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

November 22nd, 2017|From the Rector|

From the Rector Thanksgiving Day Although the popular lore about Thanksgiving involves pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a harvest feast at Plymouth in 1621, the origin of the holiday we enjoy today actually has its

1711, 2017

Attitude, Fear, and Gifts – Proper 28A

November 17th, 2017|From the Rector|

From the Rector Proper 28A: Attitude, Fear, and Gifts I recently watched a hilarious little video on YouTube that features a guy who wakes up in his bed covered in wrapping paper. As he sits up,

1011, 2017

Fear and Shooting – Proper 27A

November 10th, 2017|From the Rector|

The term “sanctuary” comes from the Latin word for “holy,” and in the space of a church it refers to the area around the altar that is, theologically, closest to God’s presence. In the medieval

711, 2017

EDOD Convention and Sutherland Springs Shooting

November 7th, 2017|From the Rector|

I write to you in the wake of two events from the weekend that try our faith and test our courage. First, on Saturday our diocese gathered in convention, and a canonical change was considered

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