Tag Archives: Rector’s Message

Following God’s Call One Step at a Time

As we enter this liminal space in the life of St. Michael’s, sharing this time of memories and parting, there will undoubtedly be anxiety as part of our mix of emotions. Certainly that’s true for me. “What will happen when … Continue reading

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“Let There Be Peace On Earth…

…And let it begin with me.” This hymn has been echoing in my heart and mind over the last two days as I have grieved those lost in the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando on Jun. … Continue reading

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Care of Creation

At St. Michael’s, we are entering a time of reflection on environmental theology and care of God’s creation. In September 2011, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued a pastoral teaching to the church regarding environmental justice. In it they … Continue reading

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Preparing Holy Gifts for Holy People: The Altar Guild

With this issue of The Guardian, we begin a new initiative to highlight a particular ministry every month. We will learn more about that ministry: the who, what, where, how, and why. On the fourth Sunday of the month, we’ll … Continue reading

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The Rose-colored Candle

Three purple and one rose-colored candles are my favorite decorations this time of year. Each week a new candle is lit on Sunday as we await the coming again of Jesus. Many believe the rose candle is the final candle, … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the Stewardship of Creation

Rarely has the visit of a dignitary, in an area where we commonly have visiting dignitaries, been as highly anticipated as Pope Francis’ visit to DC. Everyone, not just Roman Catholics, not even just Christians, seems to be drawn to … Continue reading

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#letuspray

Starting Thursday, June 25, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thousands of people will attend in various capacities: deputies, bishops, staff, vendors, visitors, and more. It takes a great deal of … Continue reading

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An Urgent Agenda of Reimagination

Did you know that the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (GC) is the largest elective legislative body in the world? Meeting every three years, the General Convention brings nearly 1000 lay and clergy deputies along with 300 bishops to … Continue reading

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Darkness and Light to Thee are Both Alike

As we enter into Spring, many people find their spirits buoyed up by the increasing amount of daylight. Easter, then, is often seen as a season of light. Yet in Holy Week and Easter, darkness plays a powerful and evocative … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Recovering Sinner

“Ye who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: … Continue reading

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