Tag: Parishioners

Coffee Hour: The Musical Edition

Sunday, September 20th, Emmanuel’s Pied Piper, Ryan Fitch, Emmanuel’s Music Director, hosted Zoom Coffee Hour. The topic was favorite hymns, songs and music: secular and sacred. And so much fun! Ryan, a gifted teacher, choral director and organist makes everything fun! The Zoom screen was more than Brady Bunch full, as people shared their favorites…

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Who Is God Again?

But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” – Exodus 3:14 Who is God? It…

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Zooming Positivity & Blooming Random Acts of Kindness!

NOTE: Apologies! The editor published this post prior to final corrections being made. Please, discard the previous and read this one! A couple years ago, I was delighted to be invited to help lead an Employee Resource Group called ForWARD (For Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development) at my company General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).  You can imagine that…

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The Canaanite Woman

This is a complicated Gospel we have here this morning. For starters, it is a little hard for me to imagine Jesus being so rude and angry. This is not my Jesus, my Jesus said “let the little children come to me.” He perpetually had birds on his shoulders and his arms were always outstretched.…

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Bibliotherapy: Coffee Hour Edition

Emmanuel at Home Morning Prayer on July 26th was all about books. “Reading for Hope: A Book Report Wrapped in a Homily” was the morning’s message for grownups. And “Happy Reading: A Children’s Homily” was my weekly offering for younger members. Each concluded with my invitation to listeners to bring a book to share with…

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Missing Church

This past semester during a chapel team meeting, one of my chaplain colleagues told us all about an amusing survey he had taken. It was some kind of religious life survey and he was tickled because the survey had told him that he was a religious fanatic. We all found this amusing since the term…

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The Guitar Circle: “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord”

Emmanuel’s Guitar Circle: Beth Boland, Stewart Bartley, Bucky Mills & Jennifer Jones perform “Alleluia No. 1” Socially distanced recorded. Ryan Fitch, Producer. Chorus Alleluia alleluiaGive thanks to the Risen LordAlleluia alleluiaGive praise to His Name Verse 1 Jesus is Lord of all the earthHe is the King of creation Verse 2 Spread the good news…

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