Disciples Dining Together

“Disciples Dining Together” John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by he exclaimed, “Look! Here is the Lamb of God!” His two disciples heard him. They left and followed Jesus. John lost, lost two disciples. Puff! Gone! In the twinkling of an eye. Poo
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People of Good Will

“Glory to God in the highest places and peace on earth among persons of good will.” This angelic pronouncement was given to the shepherds on that star-lit night of Jesus’ birth. After the angels departed from them, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see thi
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A Glimpse of the Face of God

On All Saints’ Eve, I reflected on the saints of the world who put the demons to chase. Those brave and tireless souls who care for others, stand up to injustice, heal the sick, seek peace, and feed the hungry are held deep in my thoughts and prayers. They are the ones who give me ene
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Musings, Joni Mitchell, and Stardust

We discovered that “we are stardust; we are golden” at our first Monday Musings on October 16, as we reflected on the first two lines of the New Creed. We are not alone, We live in God’s world. Those who attended enjoyed rich conversation. We laughed, cried, sang, prayed, and explored
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Inside Out

“Disrupting the tendency to focus inwardly” (Doug Powe, Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership), is key to a congregation being truly missional. Powe says: “The truth is, we do need more missional congregations. These congregations have to be more than a catchphrase.
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Learning to Love

Hate, the demon, causes the hater to demonize others. The demons then are the ones “out to get us” or those who “take away our privilege” through demanding equality regarding those same privileges. Hate definitely projects one’s own insecurities and fears
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The Waiting World

The First Gold of Dawn The long day stretched into night and time crept onward towards the new day. With the first gold of dawn came a resurrection, a new hope that grew with the rising sun, and went out to a waiting world. -Jean Murdoch Good Friday and Holy Saturday are the days of u
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Hosanna! It’s Not What You Think

Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 9. The youth of Deer Park, Saint Andrew’s, and the Regional Youth Ministry will be leading us in our Palm Sunday observance. Shouts of “Hosanna” will ring from the rafters as the palm parade is re-enacted in our worship. (Just imagining that as I have
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Live and Love

These lines are from a poem called “Mortality” by William Knox: Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave.  Well, I know you often read to fi
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