'Reflections' tagged posts

Blessings and Benedictions

Only a week ago, we watched as college students carried the Light of Christ down the center aisle of the sanctuary into the world, as we recognized their graduation from college, and this week, we will hand out Bibles to our high school seniors, as we recognize their graduation. These acts of blessing and benediction,…

Reflections

We are reaching the end of our journey through the season of Lent, having spent time reflecting on the life of Jesus and the living of these days. Now we approach the week that the church has called The Great Week, or Holy Week, where we draw even closer to keeping time with the life…

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Once the days of January start to accumulate and the memories of the holidays begin to wane, we find ourselves in the midst of days that are routine and predictable. Our attention is drawn back to staff meetings, doctor appointments, project deadlines, and making it to Friday each week, as we walk along the flat…

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As we enter into the first month of the year, we begin again in many ways. We begin again by turning another page on the calendar and starting another year together. We begin again as we continue to celebrate the season of Christmas and as we recognize the light of Epiphany, remembering when the Magi…

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If we lean in closely and start to listen carefully, beyond the busy routines of each week, we might hear someone mention the flurry of events in the weeks to come. In one moment we are tending to normal tasks and business as usual and then in the next breath we look down at the…

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In recent weeks, I have walked through the rooms and the hallways of the church for the first time, opening doors I have never opened before. As many doors as I have opened and used for the first time, there are still closets and spaces I have never seen. Each room has a story. Around…

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Within the Church Year, as we keep time with the seasons that correspond with the life of Jesus and the birth of the Church, we are walking currently through the general season of time after Pentecost. In many traditions, it is also referred to as Ordinary Time, which does not correspond with any particular event,…

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We begin again with gratitude, which is one way to describe the rhythms and the routines of the church. We do not start over, but we do begin again, always moving into the grace of God together. As our family looks at the empty boxes we have unloaded in our house and as we continue…

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In the days around the printing of First Connections, we punctuate the sentence of this interim season. It is a point we can mark, which actually stretches in two directions towards the past as well as the future. Whenever there is a period placed at the end of the sentence of an interim season, there…

Reflections

From our first step inside the church, we were greeted with such welcome and kindness. We continue to give thanks for the warmth of the congregation, as we think about our weekend in Auburn and now as we talk about moving to Auburn. Driving into town and noticing the college students walking through campus, seeing…

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