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A Happy Lent and a Holy Triduum

Posted by Nathan Costa on

Happy Lent! “Happy” may seem a strange word for a season that begins in dust, ashes, and humility and calls us, among other things, to make do with less. But “happy” it still is. Our seasons in the church encourage us not just to dwell in the present—in Lent, that...

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It's Time to INVITE!

Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Shining the Light of Christ at St. Bart’s in 2018 Have you heard this statistic? The average Episcopalian invites someone to church every 37 years. That line has been repeated so many times I’m not sure anyone knows from where it originally came. But, then I have never had anyone...

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My Experience with Ashes to Go

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I loved Ashes to Go; like handing out water at Pride, it is way outside my normal comfort zone but I feel like an agent of the Holy Spirit – it is my amazing privilege to help some little space open up where it is possible for another person to see a small ray of God’s abundant love...

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Another Experience with Ashes to Go

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When I received the email from Chris Harris regarding Ashes to Go I was very hesitant to respond one way or the other. I thought it was a clever idea, but wasn’t quite sure if I agreed with such an unconventional method of giving ashes and I certainly was not sure if I could be involved in...

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Why Church: Our War on Idolatry

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Last month, I was invited to preach in the rector’s pulpit. I mentioned the comment Justice Clarence Thomas made in a recent interview, “there is nothing to bind us together as a nation anymore.” This month I would like to expand on that thought. David Brooks is an American...

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Praying Online: Yes, it is Possible

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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Do you think of your smartphone when you think of prayer practices? It’s easy to see that our society is addicted to our phones. We can barely go ten minutes without checking to see if we’ve gotten a text. And standing in line at the grocery store now means scrolling through our...

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Haiti Day 5: Medical Clinic Finale

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  “Rise and shine and give God the Glory!” was the song the counselors always used to wake us at summer camp. I have to admit, on our final morning in Lorenette, I was not feeling very “shiny” this morning. And after several days of difficult medical work, I...

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Haiti Day 4: Full-Day Medical Clinic (Monday, January 8) 

Posted by Kelli Richardson on

  What a wonderful day it was today!  We saw over 100 patients. The queue was already out the door by the time we opened  at 8:15am there was a wide range of ages, including one woman who was 106 years old!  In a country where the average life expectancy is about 55-60 years...

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Haiti Day 3: Sunday, January 7

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Today we woke up to a light fog and the sun slowly burning through. 9am worship actually began at 10am. Fr Noe asked me to lead worship - all i can offer is English. Anxious I was:  I was then reminded by an elder that “in the country - no need to worry about not speaking French -...

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A Resolution Request

Posted by Alex Howard on

Just a few weeks ago, we heard Mtr. Mary Lynn speak frankly about New Year’s resolutions. How many of us start out with specific goals and the resolve to make these goals a reality? Often around things like food and exercise. For me, I usually make it to January 9. It is my birthday and...

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