Monday, November 5, 2018

Padre's Post-Feast Of All Saints



The litany of names scrolled upon the screen each year at the Feast of All Saints is profound. All who have died from this parish for the past 130+ years are remembered, if only for the time it takes to roll from top to bottom of screen. But, in that second of visual remembrance, a past saint's life in the parish literally flashes before us.

For me, whose life in this parish is a brief eighteen years, names such as Cheryl Lakin, Diane McCord, John Eklem, Naomi Manton, Larry Bailey, Lee Lacey, Frank King, to name just a few, recall volumes of friendship, shared meals, parish life, precious wisdom, loving service, life in community...

The names of all who lived and shared and hence died from this parish remind me that what I experience at St. Andrew is more like family than it is congregation. Life here is precious, and those with whom we have shared it and are no longer with us, are missed and beloved.

Come throughout November as we remember the communion of saints with whom we share eternal life.

Fr. Richard

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Padre's Post-The Season Of All Saints



In all sacred traditions there is pilgrimage - journeys to explore holy places and cultivate intimacy with the mystery of the divine in the world and our own lives.

Every year we walk the sacred journey through the life of Christ from All Saints to Easter it is a communal pilgrimage filled with both familiar and revelatory experiences.

Tomorrow, Nov. 4, the pilgrimage begins as we join the communion of saints, remembering their lives and gifts and influence as we seek to be the beloved community in our day.

Fr. Richard

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Prayers Of The Blind

Father Richard's sermon for October 28, 2018
Including Prayers Of The People for the Tree Of Life Synagogue

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Stewardship I – What Would Make Jesus Say “Wow”?

Father Richard's sermon for October 21, 2018

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Call To Suffering III

Father Richard's sermon for September 23, 2018

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Call To Suffering II

Father Richard's sermon for September 16, 2018

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Call To Suffering

Father Richard's sermon for September 9, 2018

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