Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

The Forgotten Apostle | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, transferred forward a few days from its official date this year on Thursday, May 9. It is wonderful to commemorate this pivotal part of Jesus’ story — the moment, after his resurrection, when he ascended into heaven. There is a small downside to transferring the feast day, though, which is that we miss out on scripture passages appointed for the seventh Sunday of Easter. This year that means that we don’t hear about Matthias in Acts 1:15-17, 21-26….

Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

When Darkness Came and the Earth Shook | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Well, we’ve had a remarkable last couple of weeks. After a deep Holy Week (including a quick visit from the fire department on Palm Sunday!) and a joyous Easter, we experienced both a 4.7 magnitude earthquake and a solar eclipse! Sure, some of us might not have actually felt the earthquake, and depending on where you were the eclipse was partial and sometimes covered by clouds ─ but both natural events still happened. And they affected us, whether we realized it or not….

Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

But Wait, There’s More! | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Some years ago, there was a story making the rounds about a man named Robert Liebowitz. A 60 -year-old single father of five, he had been struggling with kidney disease since he was 10 years old. Eventually he was told that he would need dialysis three times a week to survive, and a transplant to live. Because of his blood type (“O”), and the fact that some of his children were also contending with kidney disease, none of them could donate one of their kidneys to their father….

Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

What Christ Has Done For Us | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

Easter Sunday- the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A time when Alleluias fill the air and we say, ALLELUIA!, CHRIST IS RESIN, THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!

Easter morning revealed a divine power that can transform our lives from the inside out. The hope of the resurrection is that even though we can’t change ourselves, we can be changed….

Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Holy Week | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Essay on Adam
By Robert Bringhurst

There are five possibilities. One: Adam fell.
Two: he was pushed. Three: he jumped. Four:
he only looked over the edge, and one look silenced him.
Five: nothing worth mentioning happened to Adam.

The first, that he fell, is too simple. The fourth,
fear, we have tried and found useless. The fifth,
nothing happened, is dull. The choice is between:
he jumped or was pushed. And the difference between these

is only an issue of whether the demons
work from the inside out or from the outside
in: the one
theological question….

Seeing One Another | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Nothing Stands Alone | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

This weekend brings us to the fifth Sunday in Lent, and closer to our walk with Jesus toward his suffering and death during Holy Week. It can feel like an intense time, especially when local and national and world events continually remind us of the suffering around us as well. And each of us in our own lives may be dealing with challenges, pain, and grief….


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