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Prayer book revisions

The General Convention of 2018 proposed a Revised Book of Occasional Services, Expansive Language Liturgies, and an updated Marriage Liturgy. These documents – some of them are quite lengthy – can be viewed or downloaded here. Please keep in mind that these are PROPOSED revisions, and nothing has been settled yet. One of the Resolutions…

Why is Regular Worship Important to Me?

My parents, believing that attending regular worship should be a part of my life, introduced church to me at a very early age. I grew up in a community where at minimum, people gathered for worship at least every Sunday. Some people walked about 4 miles to get to the big church in town. Because…

Advent Musings

If I had to define a specific moment that I fell in love with The Church, I would have to say it was when I awakened to the seasons of the calendar – of Lent, Easter, Pentecost and so on.  The awareness brought into consciousness the movement from one to the next, the changing light…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Christmas is sacred, second only to Easter on the church calendar year.  The season is filled with beauty and wonder, and while Easter presents itself with great fanfare and triumph, Christmas comes in on softer feet, quiet and subtle, gentle and tender. Our Christmas Celebrations are a time for everyone to celebrate that Christ lives…

Silence

There are many things that are stunningly wonderful about living in the Bay Area.  The beauty of the land, the diversity of the people, the gentleness of the weather, and the access to culture, arts, and various forms of entertainment.  Most of my years have been lived here and I cannot imagine calling a different…

Into Holy Week towards Resurrection

Soon, we enter into the holiest of times in preparation for the glorious resurrection of our Savior.  It is a time of great importance, bringing us close to the path Jesus walked, The Way, from his entry into Jerusalem, to his meal with the disciples, to his interrogation in front of the Jewish court, the…