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Conversations with Your New Rector

Conversations with Your New Rector

I’ve enjoyed the time to connect on Sunday mornings and with many of you through commission meetings, but I’ve been looking forward to this invitation since before I arrived: Sign up for a meeting so we can get to know each other! I hope to connect individually (or as...

Week of January 17

Week of January 17

Winter Healing When we were talking about the possibility of putting in my name for St. Clare’s rector search, at one point Myles stopped and sighed: “If we end up there, we’d go through all of California’s fire season, and then get to Michigan just in time for all of...

Epiphany 2 Sermon: Sunday, January 16

Epiphany 2 Sermon: Sunday, January 16

Maybe it’s just that I love a good story, but weddings are great, right? They have so much humanity on display: Family drama, overzealous wedding planners, that one weird relative, wardrobe and weather malfunctions- a good wedding usually has a good story to go with...

Week of January 10

Week of January 10

Conversations with your new rector I’ve enjoyed the time to connect on Sunday mornings and with many of you through commission meetings, but I’ve been looking forward to this invitation since before I arrived: Sign up for a meeting so we can get to know each other! I...

Epiphany Sermon: Sunday, January 9

Epiphany Sermon: Sunday, January 9

I read an article this week about people who make videos on TikTok to show or talk about the weird quality of our memories of early 2020. People reminisce, through songs, or video clips, or just talking about aspects of those early pandemic days- sourdough starters...

Week of January 3

Week of January 3

Happy New Year! The mashup of New Year, New Rector, and New Variant means that we have… A New Service Schedule beginning this week! I know we’re all tired of all the challenges and changes that this pandemic has brought (on days when I’m feeling positive, I can call...

Christmas 2 Sermon: Sunday, January 2

Christmas 2 Sermon: Sunday, January 2

I don’t know if this will resonate with anyone else, but the last two years have done a number on a couple different parts of my brain, especially how I use words. On top of the stress and isolation and online communication weirdnesses of the pandemic, I’ve spent a...

Christmas Eve Sermon

Christmas Eve Sermon

A few years ago, I was telling the Godly Play Advent story to a group of children after our Advent festival, where we’d made a bunch of Advent crafts. Some of you might have seen this story, but it involves the kids gathering around on the floor, and the storyteller...

Quiet Christmas Sermon

Quiet Christmas Sermon

Welcome Over the last several years, at some point during Advent, I have found myself all of a sudden to be irritable, snappy, angry, exhausted. It surprises me each year, without fail, and then I sort of wake up and remember what’s going on. Oh yeah. It was right...

Week of December 20

Week of December 20

I don’t know if this is true for anyone else, but this week has been pulling me in lots of different directions! On one side, the bad news about the Omicron variant seems to be getting worse each day. Our family was particularly hit by Friday’s news that a vaccine for...

Sunday, December 19 (Advent 4) Sermon

Sunday, December 19 (Advent 4) Sermon

Several years ago, I was driving with my friend Betsey to a conference we were leading when we worked together for the diocese of Northern California. We were driving along a road at the north end of the San Francisco Bay that goes right along the water for many...

Week of December 13

Week of December 13

I think I began my words last week with a similar sentiment, but I think it’s okay to repeat myself- what a joy it is to get to be here with you all. It has been such a great beginning, filled with interesting conversations and a warm welcome. I am so glad to be here,...