January 20, 2024

January 20, 2024

Dear Friends in Christ, We are off to a new year! Today is the second Saturday after the Epiphany, and the gospel reading appointed for today, John 4:27-42 (NRSV) is as follows. “Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but...
December 16, 2023

December 16, 2023

Dear Friends in Christ, Growing up, watching the Sound of Music was an annual event. My mother would gather me, my brother, and later younger siblings around the television with snacks and pillows on the floor. Over the years, like many, we memorized the words to all...
All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Dear Friends in Christ, During all that may be happening in our personal, local, and global lives, the church calendar has a way of providing the certainty of continuity. All Saints Day and All Souls Day invite us to pause and remember persons, living and dead, who...
Pray for Peace in Word and Action

Pray for Peace in Word and Action

Dear Friends in Christ, I am writing to you from the Shalom Chapel. This past Tuesday there was an opportunity to gather and pray for peace in the Middle East. Bells tolled to signal the beginning of worship. Since then, much strife has continued, and the news media...
International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Dear Friends in Christ, As many of you know, Margaret Manoharan goes to great lengths to nurture several houseplants throughout all seasons. During the summer months, most are moved outside to benefit from fresh air, sunlight, and rain. A few days ago, while turning...
The Feast of Florence Nightingale

The Feast of Florence Nightingale

Dear Friends in Christ, St. Bart’s Day is coming! Sunday, August 20th and will include the following: 8:00 am – Holy Eucharist 9:00 am – Breakfast provided by Kenneth Hilson 10:15 am – Adult Formation 9:30 am “Candler Formation Communities” presented...