Test blog #1

Test blog #1

Here I am on my first day of my pilgrimage … taking one step, then another …

Holy Hike

A wonderful way to spend the day– with friends, sharing communion, and embracing God’s glorious creation.

The action of belief, the rejection of fear

“Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” Mark 5:36 This is the line Jesus gives the synagogue official Jairus to tell him to relax in the midst of horrific tragedy – the serious illness of the man’s young daughter. At the opening of the story, Jarius comes to Jesus during a large gathering by the seashore to compel him to come to see the girl. You can almost sense the anxiety and commotion around the official’s arrival. Jesus stands…

Instructed Eucharist

Engaging in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist is central to the lives of all Christians and is offered each week in the Episcopal Church. Part of our joy and responsibility as Christians is to enter more fully into this sacrament, to meet with intention and awareness the Presence of Christ, and to dwell in the holiness which nourishes, sustains, and saves us. This past Sunday we offered an Instructed Eucharist, which meant two things: 1) the bulletin contained information about…

Ways to Pray Series

We gathered in companionship and prayer, seeking a deeper connection with each other and with God. This past week, we were guided in conversation and spirituality by Deacon Marsha Roscoe, a Lutheran Deacon and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of our Diocesan Stevenson School for Ministry. We began our conversation by sharing how we name God in our prayers, for that can tell us a great deal about what we believe about God. We also shared, of course, that…

Sweaty Sunday

Today we gathered as people who care about our church and want to offer our talents and gifts in many ways. Our grounds now look beautiful and are ready for mulch (which will involve another Sweaty Sunday)! We began with a meal, of course, and had a great Oktoberfest potluck picnic, with sausages, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, sauerkraut, cider and lots of goodies such as pies and donuts. Being nourished in body, we got to work– raking leaves, cutting…