But Wait, There’s More! | 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….

But Wait, There’s More! | 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….

But Wait, There’s More! | 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….

But Wait, There’s More! | 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….

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

Just Saying No | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

We are deep in the heart of Lent, and while this Sunday is often referred to as “refreshment Sunday,” there is still a way to go before Easter arrives. Even with the Sunday “Little Easter” reprieves from Lent, and even with the hopeful signs of longer days and warmer temperatures, the time between Ash Wednesday and our celebration of the Resurrection is long, long, long….

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

Cleansing | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

God wants us to be inwardly genuine and penitent in our worship.

Just as Jesus cleansed the temple we have to take an internal inventory of where we stand. As we know, taking an internal inventory of our own lives is not comfortable is it?

We all know that we have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.

We do not like taking those kinds of inventories because we might not always like what we find within ourselves….

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

In Media Res | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

I just finished reading Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey. While I have heard that, among purists, this translation is controversial, for me the colloquialisms and interjection of modern idiom made it really engaging and fun to read. Just as interesting as the text itself is Wilson’s introduction, which includes lots of supplemental information and interpretive re-imagining….

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

Signs of the Spirit | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Now that we have entered Lent, you may have begun a special observance for the season. Whether you are fasting, praying, or taking on another spiritual discipline, it can be easy to forget the true purpose. We can get caught up in being too rigid about the practice itself, thinking we can “win” at Lent! Or on the other hand, we might find ourselves forgetting to do the practice, and then feeling like we have failed at Lent….

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

Prophetic Prescience | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

The author Octavia Butler just keeps surfacing. Reading her dystopian novel Parable of the Sower in our Holy Apostles summer book group a couple of years ago must have raised our collective awareness of Butler and her work, because ever since then it seems like she is everywhere. In lectures. Pop culture references. Think pieces. An opera at Lincoln Center last summer. And then, just last week, someone forwarded the link to a webinar where panelists were to discuss her prescient understanding of the climate chaos we are experiencing today….

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