Greetings, Friends! I hope you are all warm and well-stocked with supplies for this week’s weather that is coming our way. This might be as good time to help stock the local food pantries and remember to check on neighbors who might have trouble getting out and those who live alone. The harsh temps that … Continue reading Let us Gather!
Greetings, Friends! On this blustery Sunday, my thoughts have been centered on keeping my dorm warm and dry for the guys living here. Our furnace went out Friday night and was finally providing heat and hot water again for us on Saturday evening. Dealing with this rather insignificant emergency has prompted me to consider yet … Continue reading Repairing Our Safety Net
Greetings, Friends! Waking up to snowy roads on Sunday morning, I was disappointed. Sure it was beautiful outside but the roads were a mess here in Hillsdale and I really wanted to make it safely to church because we were going to celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ! I find the opportunities to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions Review
Happy New Year, Dear Friends! And a Blessed Epiphany to you all! I had every intention of sending out blogs over the last few weeks. I packed my computer for the holidays and was all set. I even had topics that I wanted to share with you all. Once exams ended at the college and … Continue reading Shutdown
Greetings, Friends! I’m always excited about ordinations – new servants of God ready to live out their ministry among us prompting all of us to go deeper with our walk with the Lord. In the sermon at Saturday’s ordination of two new transitional deacons, the Rev. Deacon Mitch Yudasz and the Rev. Deacon Anthony Estes, … Continue reading Welcoming Cuba
Greetings, Friends! Advent is here! I think this is one of my favorite seasons of the year because I love the anticipation of the miracle of Christ’s birth at Christmas. To be fair, I also love the season of Lent as we prepare for Jesus’ gift of perfect love for us and his glorious Resurrection … Continue reading Taking Action During Advent
Greetings, Friends! I hope you all had alovely Thanksgiving with family and friends last week! Now that Thanksgiving is past, we arebeginning to move away from our last liturgical year and are ready to start thenew one with the First Sunday in Advent this Sunday. Of course, all the stores were tryingdesperately to get our … Continue reading I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.”