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Archives: November 2020

Nov 25, 2020 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

As we begin our Advent journey together, I am reminded of the Bible passages that we tend to read as this time of year approaches. The passages that are typically assigned to this time of year, Christ’s trial and crucifixion and apocalyptic warnings from both the Gospels and the book of Revelations, can seem a little off-brand for what we’ve come to expect from our culture in the few weeks that lead up to Christmas: cozy, convivial, jolly, comforting. 

And yet, in...

Nov 19, 2020 - Amy Norton

This week's lectionary passage is perhaps one of the more familiar chapters of Jesus' teachings, where he reveals to his followers that "whatever you did for one of the least of these siblings of mine, you did for me". We often think of the "least of these" as those 'less fortunate' than us. Those who are poorer than us, more oppressed than us, more hated than us. We know that...

Nov 12, 2020 - Kent French

ALL-PARISH MEETING this Sunday, 12-2pm on Zoom. Come for as long as you can to learn more about how our congregation is faithfully going forward during this time of pandemic.

If you know anything of Jesus' teaching technique of confounding parables, chances are you know the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). It's a classic. Oft-repeated, sometimes too easily interpreted. A landowner doles out...

Nov 05, 2020 - Amy Norton

You can get so confusedthat you’ll start in to racedown long wiggled roads at a break-necking paceand grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.The Waiting Place…

…for people just waiting.Waiting for a train to goor a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to come, or the rain to goor the phone to ring, or the snow to snowor waiting around for a Yes or a Noor waiting for...