Sermon for Christ the King Sunday 2021

November 21, 2021 (Liturgical Year B) 2 Samuel 23:1-7; John 18:33-37 The readings for this week and next sound odd to my ears, particularly given the secular “holiday season” is upon us. Unlike the sparkly cheer we see and hear everywhere we turn, both the Old Testament and gospel talk about the end of life. […]

Women’s Retreat Planning Update 08/2021

Dear Retreat Participants, Thank you for your past support of the women’s retreat. I want to update you regarding the retreat planning process. There are two considerations I want to share with you. The first is the retreat planning team. Between 2019 and 2020, there were eleven members on our team. In recent months, I’ve been communicating […]

Sermon for Advent Evensong

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle December 19, 2018 O come, O come, Immanuel,and ransom captive Israelthat mourns in lonely exile hereuntil the Son of God appear. These words were written in Latin over a thousand years ago. Despite the great distance between us and the original poet, something about them still rings true. We […]

Grieving During the Holidays

Our culture sends us constant messages during the weeks leading up to Christmas. It’s a time of celebration and joy – so we should all be happy, all of the time! However, for those who have experienced loss, their lived experience may be anything but. In her blog Refuge in Grief, psychotherapist and grief advocate […]