Monthly Archives: July 2011

Keeping Current

Over the past couple of weeks there have been a couple of big updates on our parish website.  Yes, the biggest update is the announcement of our new rector, The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister (hooray!).  However, there are a couple … Continue reading

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Debt is a good thing?

In blazing light your cross reveals the truth we dimly knew, how small the debts men owe to us, how great our debt to you.                 (The Hymnal 1992, number 674, verse 3) Debt is a word on everyone’s lips these … Continue reading

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Summertime Reflections

“Summertime,” George Gershwin once famously wrote, “and the livin’ is easy.”  His words come from a different day and a different place.  They remind us of a time when much of everyday life simply closed down during the summer months … Continue reading

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Starting a new ministry

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” – Matt.13:44   The name and background of … Continue reading

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Storytelling

I come from a family that loves to tell a story.  I come from a culture that prides itself on its “gift of gab”.  I come from an industry where stories are its stock in trade. So, I know from … Continue reading

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Ye Fearful Saints

A little over two weeks ago, on my first day at St. Alban’s, I was in the chancel as part of the orientation tour and was asked by Sonya what is my favorite hymn.  I had to stop and think … Continue reading

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Welsh Rugby’s National Anthem

The tune Cwm Rhondda is one of those sturdy Welsh hymn tunes that are so satisfying to sing, and it has been adopted by Welsh rugby fans, turning them into “Ten Thousand Instant Christians”, as one Welsh comic noted.  Might we … Continue reading

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