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Archives: January 2023

Jan 26, 2023 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

For the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, we continue to follow along with the Church School curriculum and read a story from the Gospel of Luke. This story is a parable that Jesus tells at a dinner party...about a dinner party. A little pointed, no? 

The parable introduces a banquet host, who, upon discovering that all his invited guests have bailed at the...

Jan 19, 2023 - Iuliana Mogosanu

For the third Sunday after the Epiphany we continue to follow along with the Church School curriculum and read a story from the Book of Nehemiah. Have you ever been a part of a six-hour communal Scripture reading? Would you want to? Does it sound like drudgery or intriguing? (Nehemiah 8)

The story that we will read is about the Jewish community in the 5th century BCE Jerusalem after...

Jan 12, 2023 - Kent French

Howard Thurman, former Boston University professor and Dean of Marsh Chapel, was considered the theologian of the Civil Rights Movement. His writing and spiritual counsel had a profound effect on the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior -- who reportedly kept his dog-eared copy of Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited nearby throughout his...

Jan 05, 2023 - Kent French

It wasn't easy bringing the Christchild into the world. As beautifully as we present the story on Christmas Eve, with candlelight and touching music, as sweet and contained as our crèche scenes are, the truth is: it was a really stressful beginning for this young, holy family.

On Sunday, we will retell the story of how the Magi, these mysterious, regal astrologers from another land came following a star, presenting precious gifts to this child. After that, it gets complicated. These...