First Lunch with the Pastor was a ton of fun!

I can't take any credit for what happened today at lunch. Seriously. It was the Holy Spirit. God moved today and it was so much fun! The idea for "lunch with the pastor" was something someone in a Facebook group I belong to threw out there as something she does to spend time with parishioners on a regular basis. I found something very appealing about the idea of just hanging out with people … [Read more...]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Sermon from 6/3/18

Deuteronomy 5:12–15 ESV “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within … [Read more...]

Making Peace in the Midst of War and Fear

Friends, As many of you know, I recently spent several weeks in Israel and Palestine meeting with those on the ground who are working for peace and human rights in the midst of war and fear. In my sermon this past week, I referenced a place we went while there. Here is the group’s official blog post about that day we spent at Sindyanna of Galilee. You can read the blog … [Read more...]

A Story of Gratitude

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of sitting with one of our home bound members from St. Andrew’s. Orlando is a dear brother who I enjoy listening to. He immigrated from Italy many years ago. His beloved wife died a few years ago after he dutifully cared for her for many years. Orlando grew up in Italy during deeply troubled times of war and hardship. He shared a new story with me when we sat … [Read more...]