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Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

           As you have all heard me announcing endlessly (and are still hearing, in reading this!), Bishop Dietsche will be with us this Sunday to preach, celebrate the Holy Eucharist and confirm two of our congregants. I have wanted to publicize the Bishop’s time at Holy Apostles, of course. And I have been repeating this announcement more than is usual because—just for one Sunday—we are changing the time of our worship to 4:00 pm. There will be no morning services on September 25, as we are hoping that everyone who feels comfortable worshipping in person will gather in community to greet Bishop Dietsche later in the afternoon….

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Entering The Story | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

  A “threshold” is commonly understood as a strip at the bottom of a door, over which one must cross in order to enter a different space. We cross a threshold from room to room, or from indoors to out. But there is a secondary definition to this word: a magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result or condition to occur or be manifested.

           We are at the threshold of Holy Week. We are about to relive the events that steer the momentum of this story toward Jesus’ death. The liturgies of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday pull us into God’s time and space. Our worship this week is structured differently. It has a unique rhythm. It highlights a unique reality…..

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Encouragement | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Of all the events contributing to the powerful and many-faceted legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the speech he gave at the March on Washington in 1963 is probably the most famous. The dream he articulated to and for our nation has echoed among us ever since he described it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The challenges posed by the truths he shared that day remain with us, and many acknowledge it as one of the most influential orations of the 20th century….

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

The End/The Beginning | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

We’re getting closer to the end of our church year. In fact in a few Sundays, it will be the beginning of the Advent season. The Church’s New Year.

In our Gospel lesson for this Sunday Christ disciples make reference to the large buildings, temples if you will, to which Christ tells them “not one stone will be left here upon another, all will be thrown down.” The end of things as they see them or as some would say the end of times as you know them….

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Joyful Commission | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

June is a month of many celebrations. It is Pride Month, of course. Tomorrow is Juneteenth. Sunday is Father’s Day. Lots of high school and middle school graduations happen in June, and this month in the church calendar is filled with commemorations of saints, martyrs and disciples. The Church of the Holy Apostles gathered for our own celebration last Sunday, as we returned to worshipping together in our beautiful, sacred building….

Visitation | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Unlikely Story | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd.”

These words are attributed to Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor. No one seems to be able to find the exact citation for this quote, but even if she didn’t actually say or write it, the words sound like hers. O’Connor was a storyteller who ripped away the sentiment that can find its way into faith….

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