Foretaste of Heaven

As we gather in our homes to reexperience the last supper, and to honor the mandate Jesus gave us to love one another as he has loved us, my mind returns to another last supper, and another friend on the edge of death.  When she learned she was dying, my friend Mary Kay rearranged her…

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What Are The Rules?

Riley is the seven year old Golden Retriever who lives with his human family across the street from Max and me. Riley has been well trained to stay within the boundaries of his home. Riley loves his tennis ball. Riley has trained all of us who know him how to play ball with him. His…

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Jesus the Shepherd, Jesus the Gate

Hi everyone, welcome to our eighth Sunday of celebrating Emmanuel At Home.  Thanks again for joining us.   As many of you know the first weekend in May is when our parish ordinarily goes on a retreat to Shrine Mont in beautiful Orkney Springs, Virginia.  A parish retreat is no small undertaking and volunteer Joe Scott does a…

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In the Garden

Covid-19 is SO big and SO overwhelming. SO much is out of our control. It feels like the ground beneath our feet has opened up and may swallow us whole. It is SO big, that today I want to go small. Today’s gospel is the story of “Doubting Thomas.” All three lectionary years — A,B…

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