Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
Celebrating Another Year Together

Celebrating Another Year Together

Beloved Friends- This Sunday, immediately following our 10:00 Trinity@Home on-line service we we will gather virtually (again) to celebrate the year we have just ended as well as look forward with hope and gratitude to what lies ahead. Here are the words I used to...

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How Can We Keep From Singing

How Can We Keep From Singing

Beloved Friends- The words below are from an article I wrote over 15 years ago when I was still a new priest. As I read them today in the context of our worship life together at Trinity- and amidst all the hurdles we have faced coming close to two years now, they make...

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The Immeasurable Gifts of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Immeasurable Gifts of Martin Luther King Jr.

4.2.7 Beloved Friends- This coming Monday we will be observing “Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” Since 1986 our country has used this third Monday in January to celebrate and remember the immeasurable gifts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his tireless work as a nonviolent...

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Considering the Choices in our Lives

Considering the Choices in our Lives

Beloved Friends- By the time you read this it will be the day after the Feast of the Epiphany- the day we mark on our church calendars when we commemorate the visit of the magi to the newborn to the Christ Child. It will also be the day after the 1-year anniversary...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Beloved friends, Happy New Year! I pray as we say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022, we do so able to let go of all that was with gentleness and look forward to all that is yet to be with hope-filled expectation. This year, rather than focus on New Year’s resolutions,...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Beloved friends, Here we are, kneeling in front of this most exquisite expression of Divine Love- a vulnerable baby, born to unlikely parents in an even more unlikely setting. And yet again, our spiritual narrative leads us to this place and invites us to breathe in...

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Trusting God’s Timing

Trusting God’s Timing

Beloved friends- Many years ago, in the LGBTQI community, the word “outing” became common nomenclature as the word describing what happens when someone (usually without permission) decided to reveal the sexual orientation of another person.  It happened to...

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Halfway

Halfway

Beloved friends- Advent Greetings! One week into this special season of waiting and watching and wondering and Sunday will mark our halfway mark as we travel towards the Feast of the Nativity culminating in the story of Jesus’ birth. A couple years ago I received a...

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Thanksgiving Day Message

Beloved Friends-Happy Thanksgiving!As we sit at our various tables in perhaps still smaller gatherings than we would prefer for the second year in a row, may we still remember to say a prayer of thanksgiving for who and how we are learning to live together as a...

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Imaginal Cells

Imaginal Cells

Beloved Friends, Today, as we near the end of our 2021 Pledge Drive, I am thinking about “imaginal cells” as a powerful metaphor describing who we are called to be as a loving, liberating, life-giving community of faith. Imaginal cells are the ones responsible for...

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What is greatness?

What is greatness?

Beloved Friends- What is greatness? How do we decide if someone is great? Do we define greatness in terms of power, privilege, and prestige? What do we teach our children about what it means to be great? Do we measure the greatness of someone by the company they keep,...

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