From the Pastor's Pen - Welcome!
WELCOME to all who are worshipping here this Christmas! We are glad you are with us to pray at this astounding feast. We can only try to reflect with you on the Eternal Word become human among us, and how he has left his spirit in us and all creation—and what work he has left us to do. It's natural that the feast brings out an urge to pray in community, so whether this community is part of your past, present, or you are just finding us as a place to pray, you are welcome. Thi
From the Pastor's Pen - Rejoice!
This Sunday contains a flat-out call to rejoice. In the midst of whatever our lives contain, this is the only Sunday that does this. The first Sundays of Advent centered primarily on our faith in Jesus’ return at the end of time, and our readiness as called for by John the Baptist. Now with Christmas nearer, the liturgy does direct us to anticipate the joy of this great feast. This Sunday the usually severe John the Baptist announces, seemingly with excitement, that one great
From the Pastor's Pen - Second Sunday of Advent
THIS IS THE DAY. I said that about last Sunday, when we revived our hope in the Lord’s Coming at the End of All Time. And this is the day too, because with John the Baptist we're called today to individual conversion to hasten this coming. (1 Peter 3 today) For God's reign is at hand: the kingdom of peace, fairness, harmony, fullness for all people: a time of comfort for His people, as Isaiah speaks in the first reading today. But the only way to start moving our world toward