Attend the Annual Meeting

Attend the Annual Meeting

Each week in our Prayers of the People, we pray for our congregation. One specific prayer has imbedded itself in my devotions in recent years. It’s from the Book of Common Prayer (page 817), and like the best prayers, it is apt and direct and keeps my own sentiments...
You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone

In the classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel,” the whole community comforts the young bride Julie when she is suddenly widowed, and their song of comfort begins, “Tho’ your dreams be tossed and blown, walk on, walk on. With hope in your heart, you’ll never...
What Are Your Dreams for 2022

What Are Your Dreams for 2022

The everyday business of earning a living, raising children and grandchildren, and looking after the myriad of issues that come across our screens consumes most of our waking hours. But every now and again, we pause, we close our eyes, and we dream a little. What are...
Note to Self

Note to Self

When Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, was asked what he would write to his 14-year-old self, he said: “Dear Justin, You are rarely good to the core, a fact you know well and worry about. But don’t worry — it doesn’t measure who you are in God’s eyes. Keep on...
Standing at the Gate of the Year

Standing at the Gate of the Year

New Year’s resolutions are curious things. Like making wishes before blowing out birthday candles. We feel strangely compelled to make them, and equally uncompelled to keep them. Making resolutions, promises and wishes before a new year of time is one of our rituals....