Pastor’s Letters

Intentional Spiritual Journeys

  Letter from the Pastor During Lent (the 40 days before Easter excluding Sundays that were set aside as a time of penitential reflection and countering the pagan rites associated with Spring), Christians in the western European tradition often do actions that are intended to heighten their spirituality or give evidence of their repentance to…

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Constant Awareness

Constant awareness If something is invisible that does not mean it does not exist. Invisibility may be more about our vision than it is about the thing we don’t see. We don’t pay much attention to air until it becomes stirred up or we are unable to breathe it in. Certainly we need air to…

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The Epiphany of a New Year

The Epiphany of a new year It is not often that Epiphany (January 6) falls on a Sunday. On Epiphany the Christian Church traditionally remembers the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. They followed the star in the hope of finding the one who was born King of the Jews. They knew…

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Breaking Out Of the Zone

Breaking Out of the Zone The routines of the school year are dropped every summer.  New routines may be established for continuing education.  Even for those who are not controlled by school schedules summer is a time for changing up the routines with vacations and other outings. It is important for each of us to…

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Family Times

We are entering the time of year when special events seem centered around families. Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, graduations and family reunions are times when families come together. Hopefully the gathering is celebratory. Unfortunately, family gatherings are not always happy times.  If the family is defined by legalities and genetics only, there is a chance…

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Hidden Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunts are part of the traditions surrounding Easter that don’t make sense to me.  Rabbits don’t lay eggs or eat them.  So why an Easter bunny?  And why not just give them as gifts instead of hiding them? Like most traditions, hiding Easter eggs is symbolic, not logical.  Like most symbolic actions the…

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