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Curiosity: Reaching Toward A Creative Life

Curiosity: Reaching Toward a Creative Life

  • April 23, 2017

April 23 I’ve often groaned at having to preach about Thomas on the second Sunday of Eastertide, what is sometimes called a “low” Sunday.  We’ve just entered, at last, into the joyful season of resurrected life, and now we must…

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Rector’s Reflections: The Practice Of Gratitude

Rector’s Reflections: The Practice of Gratitude

  • April 20, 2017

Such a full and beautiful Holy Week gives ample opportunity to practice gratitude! Let me start by expressing my deep thanks to everyone who helped make our worship and fellowship experiences so wonderful—from the Altar Guild who tirelessly prepared for no…

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Choosing Gratitude: A Practice Of Resurrection

Choosing Gratitude: A Practice of Resurrection

  • April 16, 2017

Easter, 2017 Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia!  What a joy to greet one another with these words this week, after the long, dark days of Lent.  Welcome to Easter at St. James Parish -- if…

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Choosing Perseverance: Waiting For Birth

Choosing Perseverance: Waiting for Birth

  • April 15, 2017

Easter Vigil, 2017 What a glorious night!  It’s my favorite liturgy of the entire Church year; the “holy sleepover” of Easter Vigil.  We start with a campfire, the Paschal Flame -- which I’m told in the past has been lit…

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Choosing The Cross: Overcoming Denial

Choosing the Cross: Overcoming Denial

  • April 14, 2017

Good Friday, 2017 Thank you so much for being here tonight.  During this Holy Week, as we journey from the processions and Hosannas of Palm Sunday, toward the lilies and eggs of Easter, it can be tempting to skip right…

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Rector’s Reflections: God Of All Generations

Rector’s Reflections: God of all Generations

  • April 6, 2017

For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage... Psalm 94:14 Last week I spoke about some of our youngest community members at St. James’ Parish. This week, I’d like to reflect with you upon my…

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Can These Bones Live? Resurrecting The Church

Can These Bones Live? Resurrecting the Church

  • April 2, 2017

This week in our Lenten series, we looked at the power of the choice to persevere in difficult times; the choice to move beyond roadblocks and discouragement. Today we read two familiar stories that begin with an ending: death. How…

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