It’s the Most Dangerous Time of the Year

It’s the Most Dangerous Time of the Year

At least, it is for me. Last week, the first of many Christmas catalogues arrived in my mailbox, offering items sure to charm and delight everyone on my gift list. Fashions designed to draw compliments of friend and stranger alike, household geegaws guaranteed to...
Missions. Plural.

Missions. Plural.

Sunday’s sermon on the importance of identifying St. Luke’s next mission project elicited some lively response at coffee hour following our worship. A number of people approached your Wardens and Vestry with some exciting possibilities to explore: build up The Ark...
Why Bother?

Why Bother?

In recent weeks, I have invited members of the congregation to prayerfully consider being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Hanley makes his Visitation on December 9 At its most basic, the Sacrament of Confirmation is the mature and...
Bless the Beasts and the Children

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Blessing of Pets this Sunday, October 3 at our 10:00 am service of Holy Communion Many churches offer a blessing of pets and animal companions these days in observance of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis, one of the loveliest of all saints in Christian...
Back to School!

Back to School!

I write this on what, for me, is an exciting day. I’m going back to school. Unlike so many children who dread the end of summer vacation and the return to class, I’ve always loved the experience of school. For years after graduation from college then graduate school,...
Insuring Safety for All

Insuring Safety for All

So much of the news of late highlighted the tenuous balance between safety and risk. Personally, I find the destruction caused by violent weather upsetting but not unexpected. As a long time “East-coaster,” much of my personal history has been punctuated by the...