Surrender to a New Beginning

It’s wonderful to be gathered with you today on this official kick-off to our Program Year. This has been a long-awaited day ever since COVID derailed much of our community’s life and plans 18 months ago. But finally, we’re back: Acolytes are guiding us in, the choirs...

Sunday Sermon

Every once in a while, I have a moment in church where I realize the complete strangeness of whatever we’re doing. I bet you’ve all had moments like that too, or you will soon! I had one of these the other week at our 11:15 service. We sang a song during the...

Which Kingdom Do You Choose?

There’s nothing quite like coming to church on a summer Sunday, gathering in a sacred space in the early morning, and hearing a story about a beheading. Today’s Gospel reading seems to come out of nowhere with its grotesque and tragic tale of the murder of Jesus’...

Together in the Boat

Last Sunday morning I woke up to the howls of my toddler Abe coming through the baby monitor. I rolled over to check the clock – it was barely 5am. The birds had just woken up and the sun was just thinking of about rising. I went to his room and picked him up from his...

Finding Our Selves Again

A few weeks ago, I looked out the window and saw sleet coming down from the sky. What month are we in? I asked myself. What day is it? For a moment I genuinely didn’t know. Was it March? Was it May? Was it still 2020 or were we in 2021? After 14 months of “Groundhog...