Tag: Nan Derenzi

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and, essentially, the birth of the church.  It’s no coincidence that one of today’s Collects is a Collect for Hospitality.  It begins with the words, “Welcome, welcome, welcome . . . .” — the perfect sentiment to recognize God’s intentional…

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My Best Friend

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” Lenten Series Post #8 When I think of Jesus asking, “Who do you say that I am?”, the answer comes quickly: you’re my best friend. It’s a simple answer from as far back as I can remember.  I grew up in the Catholic church, and when my family…

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Heading for Hope

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week blog post from Nan DeRenzi Someday, people will write books about the Covid pandemic and how it changed their lives; that’s certainly the case for me (although likely not the book part)!  The pandemic-driven quarantine started the day I landed in Iowa to visit my then-fiancée, Laura’s,…

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