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Posts by Lori Walton

FROM OUR RECTOR

I have been mulling a question in my head for the last few days: “what is worship?” Back in the olden days, like three months ago, the answer was easy. Worship was the gathering of the faithful in order to praise God, to give thanks, to bring the suffering of the world to the altar…

FROM OUR RECTOR

It is as if life has stopped, isn’t it? A halting of routines, habits and patterns disrupted, negotiating shared space in ways we’ve never done before, having a game plan for grocery shopping, and not being able to run to the doctor for non-life-threatening concerns.  We are living in strange times and nothing seems “normal”.…

From our rector

This was an Easter Sunday none of us will forget. For the first time ever, I was able to sit next to my husband to worship for Easter! In fact, Ron, Clover, Olive, and I all sat in our pew (aka couch) and participated in the Grace Cathedral worship service, joining in with the prayers and exuberantly…

Holy Week address from rev. lori

This is the most liturgically intense week of the year and it calls upon all of our senses to be alive. We can see the table set with bread and wine, tabbouleh, hummus, pita bread. We can see the wooden cross and the flickering candles. We can see the first fire of Easter, the Paschal Candle, the…

Welcome to Holy Week

The journey through Holy Week is a hallowed walk done by Christians for centuries and throughout the world.  The ritual movements and sacred stories tie us to both Jesus Christ and to each other.  As you move through this week, marking each day with prayer and scripture, hearing God’s word and experiencing sacred chant, remembering…

be bold

One does not have to look far to find examples of everyday human beings, people like you and me, encountering God with open ears and open hearts, listening and watching in such a way that the encounter compels them to do something bold.  From the ordinary to the extraordinary.  Imagine Abraham standing under a night…

Seeing Beyond the Tumbleweeds

In the southeast portion of Washington state, along highway 260, traffic came to a standstill for 10 hours on New Year’s Eve.  It wasn’t snow, it wasn’t rain, it wasn’t a big accident that caused the standstill.  Instead, what forced miles of cars to stop driving were hundreds and hundreds of tumbleweeds.  Tumbleweeds.  Like in…

Bearing the Light

While the event will have passed by the time you read this article, the day that I am putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is the day that our country is voting on whether or not to impeach the 45th president of the United States.  It does not matter where you stand on…

Christmas Extended

Following the liturgical calendar, the one that matters most in the life of an active Anglican (or in the life of a church nerd like myself), Christmas begins with the great Christmas Eve celebration and extends for the twelve days of Christmas, ending on January 5 so that the Feast of the Epiphany on January…