Monthly Archives: May 2013

And Be Thankful

Today we celebrate The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the church calendar.  The  gospel reading from Luke which details the events that transpire between Mary, Elizabeth, Jesus and John is the assigned gospel text.  However, it is the … Continue reading

Posted in The Rev. Matthew R. Hanisian | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Heck no

This week’s edition of The New Yorker contains a sly cartoon: a tunnel cuts into the interior of a large boulder situated in a bleak plain. Above the tunnel’s entrance, these words appear: “Give up on things getting better ye who … Continue reading

Posted in The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister | Leave a comment

Memorial Day

Memorial Day has been quieter for us in recent years; no picnics or trips to the beach; usually only watching the President lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Today I’ve been more reflective than usual. I think … Continue reading

Posted in Ron Hicks | Leave a comment

A Prayer for Today

As this day comes to a close we remember the many brave men and women who have given their lives through the history of our country to protect us from danger and harm. We salute all those who served in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Continuum of Formation

Recently, I was asked about how the two ministries that we provide to our Children and our Youth work in concert.  What do we provide?  How do we build from one level to the next?  Do we use age-appropriate curricula? … Continue reading

Posted in The Rev. Matthew R. Hanisian | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ordinary Time

This week, we enter the season of Ordinary Time — the time which is not a high feast, not Lent, not Advent, not dedicated to introspection or fasting or waiting or weeping — just to the living of daily life. … Continue reading

Posted in The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister | 3 Comments

And the not-so-ordinary

Almighty God, we pray that you would watch over your beloved ones in Oklahoma. Help them to mourn their losses. Help them to comfort one another. Give them strength, in your good time, to rebuild their lives. Help us to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment