What Do You See?

One of the traditions of the church that I love and appreciate is the Christian year of seasons and holy days which are organized in and around two cycles:  the Christmas cycle of Advent-Christmas-Epiphany and the Easter cycle of Lent-Easter-Pentecost.  In between those cycles is a stretch of time called Ordinary Time.    

Delivering Peace

This Sunday [Dec 24] our worship services will present a unique opportunity to share in the fourth Sunday of Advent at 10 a.m., before moving quickly into Christmas Eve services that night at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 11 p.m.  Sunday morning we will light the fourth candle of our Advent wreath, the candle of Peace.  It is an appropriate theme for Advent IV in leading us on in the last leg of our journey to Christmas, to celebrate the coming of our Savior.  Having recognized the Hope, Love, and Joy of Christ, what else would follow but Peace?

Finding calm in the chaos

Despite my last blog post addressing the devastation of hurricane winds and flooding, my intent is not make it my overarching blog theme.  Nonetheless, there have been more hurricanes since and other events that left us stricken with woe.  I have been reflecting on many such events that transpired on my journey to becoming your pastor at Mt.

How do we keep faith when natural disasters strike?

Every year seems to bring with it some kind of terrible natural disaster, and we will surely mark 2017 as a banner year, especially with the two recent hurricanes in such close proximity to one another and at the time of my writing, the threat of another looming off our Atlantic coast.   Throughout most of human history, people have seen such disasters as acts of God.  

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