Dear Friends in Christ, This year Ash Wednesday is on March 6; this is the day that reminds us of our mortality when an ash cross is marked on our foreheads and we begin the 40-day sacred season of Lent leading up to Easter on April 21. We are traditionally called to mark and use…
The March issue of the Prism is now available. March 2019 Prism
Sermon Series The 40 days of Lent begin this year on Wednesday March 6, and are followed with Easter on, Sunday April 21. Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new life to emerge.…
Ash Wednesday 3/6/2019 – Good Friday 4/19/2019
Cultivate (verb): to prepare and use for the raising of crops; to foster the growth of; to improve by labor, care, or study; to refine; to further; to encourage.
Let go (verb): relinquish one’s grip on someone or something.
Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new life to emerge. This Lent, we’re embracing the literal and spiritual practices of cultivating and letting go.
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Wed March 6 (Ash Wednesday at Noon & 7 p.m.) – Cultivating Interdependence & Letting Go of Isolation – Isaiah 58:1-12, Psalm 51:1-17
Sun March 10 – Cultivating Rest & Letting Go of Exhaustion – Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13
Sun March 17 – Cultivating Feelings & Letting Go of Denial – Psalm 27, Luke 13:31-35
Sun March 24 – Cultivating Healing & Letting Go of Haste – Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9
Sun March 31 – Cultivating Grace & Letting Go of Judgment – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3,11b-32
Sun April 7 – Cultivating Compassion & Letting Go of Discomfort – Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8
Sun April 14 (Palm Sunday) – Cultivating Acceptance & Letting Go of Comprehension – Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22: 39-46
Fri April 19 (Good Friday at 7 p.m.) – Cultivating Resilience & Letting Go of Betrayal – Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42
Dear Friends in Christ, By now, I expect that most of you have heard this news that is so difficult to tell you. After much discernment and prayer, Adrian and I have made the decision to move this summer to England to be closer to our English family, especially to my aging parents with my…
The February issue of the Prism is now available. February 2019 Prism
Read through the Gospel of Luke this Lent and read a short reflection each day by N.T. Wright, a retired Anglican Bishop and New Testament scholar. Copies of the daily devotional book Lent for Everyone will be available from February 17 for a suggested $12 donation. Readings start on Ash Wednesday March 6 and finish…
UPDATE: The Conference has concluded. The Traditional Plan was passed (see below). This plan retains the restrictive language of the Discipline and toughens prohibitions on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The judicial council has already indicated that some of the statements that were passed are out of order, so it is unclear what will remain…
Dear Friends in Christ, I hope that you have had a blessed Christmas season and that 2019 will be a year filled with hope, love, joy and peace for you and your loved ones. Adrian and I would like to thank you for the many cards and gifts that we received. As you count your…
The January issue of the Prism is now available. January 2019 Prism