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Walking with Jesus

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

As we approach Holy Week and Easter, I am always amazed at how Jesus blazed a trail forward in his life. He showed us how to live as mortals in a divine way, connected to God, in service to those around us and how to walk humbly with God. I have been humbled to contemplate the intense devotion...

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What Does the Cross Mean to You

Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Good Friday Sermon – The Rev. Chris Harris In a few minutes you are going to be invited to come forward to ‘venerate’ the cross. That might be a new invitation for some of you. You might be wondering how does one venerate something anyway? Well not surprisingly its very...

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Our Baptismal Promises: A Journey Not a Destination

Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

During the 9am Forum all through Lent we have been studying the five promises within our Baptismal Covenant. Going through this series as both participant and facilitator has been an eye-opening experience. I have been reminded just how much of a journey - as opposed to a destination - our...

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Why Incense?

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Posted by Warren Mock on

You may notice during Holy Week the presence of incense at some of our services. What is the purpose of incense? In short, it’s part of the larger purpose of liturgy which is designed to stimulate the worshiper by exciting the senses and feeding our imagination, enabling us to completely...

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The Rising Tide of Hispanic Immigrants: The New Episcopalians?

Posted by Michael Fuqua on

It seems that immigration is the topic du jour in almost any conversation to be had today about current events. After a tumultuous election in which immigration was a hot button, the subject is intensifying as we move into the execution of President Trump’s direction in the years ahead...

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