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Staff News: Celebration and Farewell

Jan 04, 2019

Dear Friends, Today in the church calendar, we celebrate the Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton, a woman born and raised in the Episcopal Church who became a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. I suppose there is some symmetry that today we hear...

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Christmastide

Dec 20, 2018

Thanks to the titular song, even the most secular of folks know that there are twelve days in the actual season of Christmas. The harder part is to celebrate those days instead of just focusing on the 25th exclusively. The church has ways to do...

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The Sacred Confusion of Advent

Nov 29, 2018

Every family observes and maintains certain holiday traditions. My wife’s family chooses to never label their presents. This tradition is not born from some deep egalitarian purpose where all the gifts are the same or a quirky desire to...

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Let Us Give Thanks

Nov 14, 2018

About twenty years ago, when I was a youth minister, I had a practice of asking trivia questions. Something about random facts and tidbits of information always kept the kids involved. I was usually stalling for time. Often, I would ask a...

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In This Together

Oct 17, 2018

There are always stories about people misunderstanding something in the church. We have a lot of strange words and terms in the Episcopal Church. One of my favorites is a moment at St. Columbia’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Jessie...

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