June 3, 2022 in Liturgy

The Baptismal Covenant

Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? I believe…
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May 28, 2022 in Liturgy

This violence has to stop!

What does one do when driven to hopelessness and a sadness so deep it penetrates one's very being?  The senseless violence of a shooting by an eighteen year old who…
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May 10, 2022 in Covid-19, Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID GUIDANCE UPDATE - RE-GATHERING TASK FORCE Assumptions we agreed upon: People who have not been fully vaccinated are required to wear masks. People are empowered to make their own…
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May 10, 2022 in Updates

Campus Space Renovations

Thank you to the Church Renovation Committee and Capital Campaign Committee. We are moved back into the classrooms and the Sanctuary and are enjoying the beauty and enhancements of the…
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March 24, 2022 in Liturgy

On an adventure with Jesus

What would it be like to be a follower of Jesus, on an adventure.  You left your boat (or your tax booth) and are out traipsing around Galilee and Jerusalem. …
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March 3, 2022 in Liturgy

Ash Wednesday Reflection

"The mind that comes to rest is tended In ways that it cannot intend: Is borne, preserved, and comprehended By what it cannot comprehend. ... into ... rest, or out…
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October 7, 2021 in Liturgy

Rev. Mary’s "Templeton" by Rev. Mary

Pets come in all shapes and sizes. I know this as evidenced at the many “Blessing of the Animal” services I have participated in with my family. Our family has brought some…
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September 28, 2021 in Liturgy

St. Michael’s smallest helper Bleu, the mini blue heeler

Many of you have probably already met our youngest and smallest helper around the office but don't let her petite structure fool you! She is full of personality and will…
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September 13, 2021 in Liturgy

Remembering 9/11 by Rev. Mary

Sometimes you plan something getting an inkling you are doing it for a purpose, yet not having the ability to clearly identify what it might be. This happened to me when…
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September 11, 2021 in Liturgy

Spiritually Speaking – Remembering 9/11

Michelle Falcy  Its surreal to think that it has really been 20 years (or nearly) since that day. It changed everything at the time and impacted all of our lives…
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August 26, 2021 in Liturgy

Centering Prayer – A Different Voice by Kate Muris & Chuck Schaller

We live in a cacophony of noise these days, noise that is unwelcome, unsettling, unedifying. Centering Prayer offers a different voice… the still, quiet voice of God. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and…
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July 30, 2021 in Liturgy

Spiritual Direction: I Said Yes… by Kate Muris

I said yes … To an invitation to journey with a spiritual director. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know what a spiritual director was when I first heard…
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July 8, 2021 in Liturgy

Words I try to live by

As community, we are walking together to find purpose and meaning in our lives.  Many would say that LOVE is the meaning of life and being that love in the…
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June 17, 2021 in Liturgy

Angel Story: A Holy Message by Tina Ferriot

I believe in the presence of God’s holy angels in our lives and how we can experience unexpected messages of God’s grace in those Holy moments. As a Mercy Hospice volunteer,…
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June 10, 2021 in Liturgy

Angel Story: One with many Angels by Laura Quené

John has been an IT guy for over 4 decades. His computer career began in The Netherlands, then there was a decade in South Africa and lastly 26 years in the…
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June 3, 2021 in Liturgy

Angel Story: A Higher Angel? by Paula Frink

At first, I didn’t know if I had an angel story. I never had some profound divine intervention. But then I started thinking… Back in 2007, I was looking for something. I didn’t…
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May 27, 2021 in Liturgy

An Angel in the Skies by Chris Chamness

While stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina I decided to pursue a lifelong yearning to learn to fly. The local flying club, conveniently co-located at Simmons Army…
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May 13, 2021 in Liturgy

God’s Plans by Michelle Falcy

Feels kind of strange writing this today when I am at one of my lowest times in a while but I’ve been mulling over how to best put into words…
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May 6, 2021 in Liturgy

An Angel in the Park by Rev. Mary

I grew up in a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. It was a place where I knew my neighbors and all the children played together. When I was five years old,…
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April 28, 2021 in Uncategorized

Driving with the Holy Spirit by Reneé Pierce

Driving home one night last week, I saw a woman heading towards the bus stop at Watt and El Camino. The bus pulled away, not seeing the woman dashing to…
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April 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Examen by Renee Pierce

My Lenten Journey has changed from year-to-year as I continue my spiritual quest. One year I chose to write a Gratitude Log for each day of Lent and post it…
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March 29, 2021 in Liturgy

"Trust in God and Be Grateful" by Chris Chamness

  My conventional Lenten "Journey" began in February with regular participation in the Lisa Sargent directed program Living Well Through Lent 2021, a Living Compass seasonal resource (hereafter LWTL). In a…
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March 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

Keeping a Holy Lent by Jennifer Franz

How could this possibly be difficult? I barely go anywhere. I am totally blessed by the presence of two young people in my life who run my errands and get my provisions…
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March 11, 2021 in Liturgy

Partial Wins

I was raised Roman Catholic and I have to say that I have never been particularly consistent or successful at giving something up during lent. No meat on Fridays…No problem,…
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March 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

Listen… Listen… Pray by Kate Muris

I talk a lot! But I want to learn to listen!!! I want to learn to listen with better intention, better retention. I want to listen in the silence of my head…
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February 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

To Take Away or To Add? That is the Question. by Paula Frink

Do I take away or add? This has become an interesting question regarding Lent during a pandemic. Taking away now seems so fruitless and empty since most of us have…
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February 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

Ah Lent! God Loves All People! by Tina Ferriot

Scripture give us many ways to know this Love that God has for people. And we can also come to know this love through our institutional church, which celebrates God’s…
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February 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

Approaches to our Lenten Journeys by Mary Ellen Ferguson

I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, in a small town where almost everyone belonged to a church community, during a time when elementary students were released from school…
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November 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Go into the quiet, Listen for God, Feel God’s peace and joy

This advent I am going to try an experiment and I invite you to join me if you wish. I want to experience that Christmas joy I felt as a child. I…
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July 24, 2020 in Liturgy

Deacon Cindy Long COVID-19 Coping

At first, when the idea of writing about how I was doing with the pandemic was suggested, I just couldn't do it. It was challenging enough to get through each…
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July 24, 2020 in Liturgy

Madeline Hudak COVID-19 Coping

How are you coping with COVID? My answers are pretty specific: Alcoholics Anonymous Program and God.  I have been spending my time trying to focus on bettering myself and being…
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July 24, 2020 in Liturgy

Laura Walker COVID-19 Coping

Vincent Van Gogh said, "I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?" As a gentle breeze rustles through the camphors and tinkles…
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July 24, 2020 in Liturgy

Pamela Busby COVID-19 Coping

How are you coping with COVID? I am walking more, taking more time to enjoy nature; flowers, birds, weather.  I am taking time for reflection and gratitude. What have you…
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July 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

Invite*Welcome*Connect and Black Lives Matter by Mary Mussell

In reflection of Rev. Mary’s sermon for June 28th, Invite*Welcome*Connect and Black Lives Matter have many similarities in how we listen and communicate. When we listen, we need to do…
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July 1, 2020 in Liturgy

Jennifer Franz COVID-19 Coping

I am one of the fortunate ones.  My income is steady and more or less assured through September.  I can put food on the table, although I'm an extremely reluctant…
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June 29, 2020 in Liturgy

Carolyn Konrad COVID-19 Coping

  Miracles Do Happen What surprises me most about my own part in this pandemic is my reaction to the order to “Shelter in Place.” As an introvert, this sounded…
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June 29, 2020 in Liturgy

Paula Frink COVID-19 Coping

  Wisdom in the midst of a Pandemic II’ve learned that being told that I MUST stay at home is very different than just having a personality who likes and…
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June 12, 2020 in Liturgy

Chris Chamness COVID-19 Coping

WISDOM IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC What have you learned from the "Shelter in Place" order? God is always with us, we are never truly alone. In William Shakespeare's Sonnet…
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June 1, 2020 in Liturgy

Janice Bowdler COVID-19 Coping

  I live with a bagpiper. And that bagpiper isn't going off to his practice session on Monday's anymore. And that bagpiper is a bit hyperactive. It's a good thing…
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June 1, 2020 in Liturgy

Eileen Thomas COVID-19 Coping

    Rather than "sheltering in place" in our home with my husband, John, I am staying with my mom in her farm home north of Woodland. Surrounded by three…
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June 1, 2020 in Liturgy

Kate Muris COVID-19 Coping

  by Kate Muris   Kate Muris Stuck     On flypaper - can't move - one foot in one foot out Ok to be home, cooking again and loving…
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June 1, 2020 in Liturgy

John Cozza, Music Director, COVID-19 Coping

Since the beginning of the Shelter-in-Place order, I have been starting my mornings off with a 20-minute Centering Prayer meditation, followed by listening to a Bach cantata. These are works…
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June 1, 2020 in Liturgy

Peter Hewitt COVID-19 Coping

  How I am coping with COVID:  Being asymptomatic, and knowing almost no one who is or has been symptomatic, let alone diagnosed with COVID-19, I am focusing on being…
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May 11, 2020 in Liturgy

The Good Book Club: Day 30 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 19:23—20:16 23Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you,…
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May 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 27 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 17:22—18:14 22As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, 23and they will kill him, and…
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May 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 21 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 14:1-21 14 At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus; 2and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the…
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May 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 20 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 13:44-58 44"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…
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April 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 18 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 12:46—13:23 46While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, "Look, your mother and…
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April 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 17 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 12:22-45 22Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see.…
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April 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 16 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

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April 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 15 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 11:1-24 11 Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities. 2When John heard in…
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April 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 14 The Gospel of Matthew Easter. 2020

Matthew 10:16-42 16"See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17Beware of them, for they will…
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April 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 13 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 9:27—10:15 27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" 28When he entered the house, the blind men…
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April 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 12 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 9:1-26 9 And after getting into a boat he crossed the sea and came to his own town. 2And just then some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying…
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April 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 11 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Matthew 8:14-34 14When Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever; 15he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up…
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April 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 10 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

DAY 10 Matthew 7:21—8:13 21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in…
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April 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 9 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

DAY 9 Matthew 7:1-20 7 "Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give…
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April 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 8 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 8:  Matthew 6:19-34 Reflection If we lived by the values of the gospel as outlined in the Lord's Prayer, our trust in God would be so complete that we…
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April 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 7 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 7:  Matthew 6:1-18 Reflection The Lord's Prayer is the prayer Jesus taught his disciples, and it is both simple and comprehensive because it has every element a prayer should…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 6 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 6:  Matthew 5:21-48 Reflection Jesus here continues his challenging teaching, reminding his followers—and us—that it is not enough to fulfill the letter of the law. Rather, what is in…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

What are we called to do as a Christian Community?

In reading the list Paul's writes to Christians of his time, I wondered what it would translate to me during this time.  Here is my go at it!  Romans 12:9-13…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 5 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 5:  Matthew 4:23-5:20 Reflection This passage brings us to the Sermon on the Mount. I think many of us read all of these "blessed" statements as comforting, as if…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 4 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 4:  Matthew 4:1-22 Reflection Jesus begins his ministry in the Jordan River with the baptism by John. Immediately the Spirit leads him into the wilderness to fast for forty…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 3 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 3:  Matthew 3:1-17 Reflection John the Baptist appears on the stage of Matthew's Gospel dressed in the classic garb of a Hebrew prophet and eating locusts and wild honey…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 2 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 2:  Matthew 2:1-23 Reflection It is amazing. The incarnation of God is a young child. And this young child is dependent on young parents to keep him safe (Jewish…
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April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Good Book Club: Day 1 The Gospel of Matthew Easter 2020

Day 1:  Matthew 1:1-25 Reflection Most people want to skip the genealogy. A long list of names does not make for riveting reading. However, we are all interested in our…
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February 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Glory to you, God!

Glory and Honor to you - God - of all creation.          You are worthy to be praised. Glory to you - Holy Spirit - who lives within all creation.…
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November 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Christmas Check List

Lately I have felt a yearning for a “Hallmark” Christmas.  You know the kind that does not exist.  The romantic image of multi-generations waking up on Christmas morning in the…
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November 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Lessons Learned: Charles King Fisher

This post is from the words spoken at the Celebration of LIfe of Charles King Fisher Jr, by his beloved daughter J.C. Fisher, November 24, 2019.   How do you sum…
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November 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

What are your Essentials?

I woke up this morning remembering only a snippet of my dream.  I am standing in a line where I am taking things – I remember a loaf of beautiful…
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August 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

What makes St. Michael’s distinct in our living the Gospel?

What makes St. Michael's distinct in our living of the Gospel and understanding of Christ at work in this place at this time? When asked this question as an ice-breaker…
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July 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Freedom without Boundaries is not Freedom at All!

"Freedom.  The power of self-determination--that is, of deliberately choosing and following a course of action."* Freedom without boundaries feels a lot like anarchy if you ask me.  The absence of government…
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April 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

What is the Christian Response when Powerful Retaliation is an Option in Syria?

In a New York Times article titled "U.S. Says Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons at Least 50 Times During War" The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R.…
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March 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

In the final days of lent …

In the temptation of Christ      .....     went into the desert alone .... Alone in the desert Alone  - in my skin, learning to be me     ..... …
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June 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Christian Life: Everyday Extraordinary

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April 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Talents Day 40

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April 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Ten Bridesmaids Day 39

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April 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus & Spiritual Renewal Day 37 and 38

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April 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of the Prodigal Son & The Shrewd Manager Day 35 and 36

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April 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Banquet Host & The Great Dinner Day 31 and 32

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April 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Hidden Treasure Day 30

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April 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Commandment to Love Day 29

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March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of the Mustard Seed & The Yeast Day 27 and 28

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March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Lost Sheep & The Lost Coin Day 33 and 34

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March 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Be Like Children & Parable of the Lost Sheep Day 25 and 26

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March 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of the Fishing Net & Old and New Day 23 and 24

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March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parables of the Hidden Treasure & Fine Pearls Day 21&22

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March 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Comparison to Ravens – Day 20

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March 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Parable of The Unforgiving Servant – Day 19

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March 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Sower on Good Soil & The Weeds Among The Wheat Day 17 and 18

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March 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Sower on Rocky Ground & The Sower and The Thorns Day 15 and 16

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March 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Wedding Banquet & The Sower and the Path Day 13 and 14

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March 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Wise and Unfaithful Slave Day 12

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March 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Wise and Faithful Servant Day 11

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March 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Compared to The Lilies & as "Little Flock" Day 9 and 10

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March 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Rich Fool & The Fig Tree Day 7 and 8

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March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Moneylender & Comparison to Sparrows Day 5 and 6

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March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Wise Builder Day 4

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March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of Salt & Parable of Light Day 2 and 3

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March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Parable of The Cloak and Wine Skins Day 1

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March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thank God for the Ten Commandments

Hear the commandments of God to his people: I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. Amen. Lord…
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February 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Preparing for Lent

Shrove Tuesday will begin our journey through Lent to Easter!  Please join us for the Pancake Supper Tuesday night at 6pm in the Parish Hall.  Shrove Tuesday    gets its name…
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June 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

A Christian Response to the Orlando Shootings by Rev. Mary

My heart broke in two when I heard the news.  One half was angry, the other was incredibly sad.  I did not feel fear the way many of my brothers…
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January 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:39-40 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became…
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January 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Eleventh Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:36-38 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven…
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January 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Tenth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:33-35 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child…
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January 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Ninth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:29-32 Lord, you now have set your servant free to go in peace as you have promised; For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you…
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January 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Eighth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:25-28 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy…
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December 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Seventh Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:22-24 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it…
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December 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Sixth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:21 & Isaiah 7:14 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before…
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December 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Fifth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:17-20 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told…
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December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Fourth Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:15-16 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that…
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December 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Third Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2: 13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on…
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December 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Second Day of Christmas

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:8-12 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and…
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December 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Christmas Day!

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 2:4-7  Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and…
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December 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 1:39-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his…
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December 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Third Sunday of Advent

SCRIPTURE: LUKE 3:7-18 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them…
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December 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Second Sunday of Advent

SCRIPTURE: Passage taken from Luke 3:1-6   “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled,and…
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November 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

The First Sunday of Advent

SCRIPTURE: Passage taken from Luke 21:25-36  Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see…
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October 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Happy are they who do not sit in the seats of the scornful…Psalm 1:1

Reflections from Psalm 1, Morning Prayer October 12th ... Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor…
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July 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Temptations …

Temptation shows up in our lives in a myriad of ways. The one thing I know about temptation is that it is part of the human condition and we all…
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June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

78th General Convention–NorCal Photos & Blog

Want the latest information from our Deputies at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City? Click here to see photos and read their blog!
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June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Called to the Single Consecrated Life by Tina Ferriot

It is truly amazing what God calls each of us to be and do in the world.  I am writing to share with you my experience in being called to…
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June 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thank you, St. Michael’s–I’ll be back!

It always seems fitting to be in the season of Pentecost as our weather heats up!   From my Roman Catholic childhood, a prayer to the Holy Spirit often rattles around…
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May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Consider the poor and the needy

I woke up this morning, got my morning coffee, and settled into my "prayer" chair.  I opened my prayer book to the Psalm for the day to begin my morning…
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April 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Alleluia. Christ is risen!

It is now May and all that Easter bunny business is done and packed up for next year.  The Easter baskets are wrapped and stored, the chocolate is gone and…
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