The Law of Love

The new fence went in this past week around the playground at Trinity. It replaces the (quite ugly) temporary, plastic fencing that has been in place since the beginning of the school year. We put the fence in to fulfill a state licensing requirement, needed because the Trinity Nursery School was expanding its hours. We … More The Law of Love

Patina

I have been looking forward to this week’s reading from the Gospel of Matthew for weeks.  Really, I have.  For at least a month, we’ve been plowing away through these set of instructions that Jesus was giving to the disciples on what to do and how to act once He was gone.  And truth be … More Patina

Nope. Never Again.

The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week.  The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a stark reminder of what water can do. At an earlier stage of my life, I spent a lot of time on the water, in canoes. … More Nope. Never Again.

Messy Relationships

At this time of year, there is energy, and excitement: The school year is rolling Sunday School, confirmation and adult faith formation launch this next week Today, we’re sending a couple of hundred people out into the community to serve with our partner ministries We’re launching a brand new Wednesday night worship service And tomorrow … More Messy Relationships

So Close

Has there ever been something that you really, really wanted…or maybe even something that you needed…and you just couldn’t quite get there?  Maybe it’s a goal…or a hope…but it’s something that you’ve really been working towards…and it remains, elusively out of your reach. I’ve experienced that.  I’m sure you have too.  In my college years, … More So Close

Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?

Last Sunday, the words “He is Risen!” were immediately responded to with the refrain “He is Risen Indeed!”  Choruses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” were sung and around the world, 2.2 billion Christians gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For people of Christian faith, this event changes everything.  Jesus says in Matthew … More Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?