Wednesday Services

November 30, 2022

Jesus Said: Follow Me

November 23, 2022

Following Jesus

November 16, 2022

Honoring Our Indigenous People

November 2, 2022

Commemorating the Faithfully Departed

October 19, 2022

Compline in the Celtic Tradition, Adapted from Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community

October 12, 2022

Evening Compline in Celtic Tradition

October 5, 2022

St. Francis of Assisi and Healing

September 21, 2022

Feast of St. Matthew

September 7, 2022

Sacred Music and Poetry (Public Service of Healing)

The lectionary readings are from 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and Psalm 150.

August 31, 2022

Bishop Aidan: Strength Found in Gentleness; Evening Light" photo by Faith Lang, used with permission

 

August 24, 2022

Faithfully Following Jesus

August 17, 2022
A Reflection on the Gift of Prayer written by Episcopal priest, The Rev. Geoffrey Butcher:
 
Prayer is often described simply as talking with God. One says words aloud or with quiet thoughts. The talking can be recitation of a formal prayer, such as The Lord’s Prayer, or simple spontaneous thoughts expressed in thanksgiving, frustration, or as an appeal for help. Sometimes we may even think or say thoughts in anger, even at God. Why didn’t you keep my child from getting hurt on the ball field? Don’t you see how this causes me pain? 

            Prayer, of course, in order to be a conversation needs to allow time for listening – to hear what God might be saying. God needs a chance to answer your questions, to speak to your heart, and to surround you with grace. We often miss what God is saying to us because we don’t quiet down enough to listen. This can be risky, however, because God might want to say something to us that we don’t want to hear. 

            Ordinarily we think of prayer requiring words. Music and art can also express what we can’t put into words. And, fortunately, God understands our thoughts and emotions even when we are unable to express them in any form. God may even prefer for us to simply have the intention to be present for God without words, thoughts, or even emotions. Words may lock us into our thoughts and leave little room for God to speak to our hearts. Silence, after all, is God’s first language. 

August 10, 2022

St. Lawrence and the Treasures of the Church

August 3, 2022

God Answers Our Prayers

October 27 2021

Listen with Your Heart

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