Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
A Piece of Light

A Piece of Light

Beloved Friends- During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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God’s Timing

God’s Timing

Beloved Friends- During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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Finding Ways to be Community

Finding Ways to be Community

Beloved Friends- I sit down to write to you this week with an aching heart; I miss you, I miss us, I miss our gatherings, our rituals, our laughter, our shared meals, our ways of meeting, protesting, working, singing, praying and laughing together. I miss everything...

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The Beat Goes On…

The Beat Goes On…

Music Ministry Interim Plan Beloved Friends- I am pleased to share we have the first steps in place for a meaningful interim period for our Music Ministry at Trinity. From now until the end of January 2021, Jobst Scholar, Chelsie Cree will be shepherding the Thursday...

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Believe in Beginnings

Believe in Beginnings

Beloved Friends- What do a global pandemic, saying goodbye to a beloved colleague in ministry and waiting on the results of a national election have in common? Clue- the answer is not a pithy saying or a cryptic punch line. No, the answer for me, is the need to...

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Never forget to say please and thank you

Never forget to say please and thank you

Beloved Friends- “Never forget to say please and thank you.” I suspect Kim and I are not at all unique as parents when we think back on the number of times this simple phrase became a mantra for trying to teach our now grown daughter the value of living from a place...

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All Shall Be Well

All Shall Be Well

Beloved Friends- I may be going out on a limb here, but I suspect I am not alone right now when I confess I need a little gentle relief; a quiet moment of reassurance, as the 14th century Christian mystic Julian of Norwich wrote, that “All shall be well, and all...

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The Importance Of Change

The Importance Of Change

Beloved Friends- I suspect I am not alone in my love for the change of color that seems to wash over us this time of year whenever we step out the door into the cool crisp air. Last weekend Kim and I were able to head north for a short trip up to our family’s...

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Faith-Filled Generosity

Faith-Filled Generosity

Beloved Friends, This Sunday we will gather again virtually for the second of our four Sundays focused on our 2020 Pledge Drive- the time of year we speak as clearly and passionately as possible about the joy of responding to God’s love in our lives through making a...

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Welcome to the 2020 Pledge Drive

Welcome to the 2020 Pledge Drive

Beloved Friends-This Sunday we launch our 2020 Annual Pledge Campaign – a time of intentional reflection and response to what it means to be a community of faith supporting the ministry we share. Each fall we boldly talk about money and its power and...

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Raise your Voice- Go VOTE!

Raise your Voice- Go VOTE!

Beloved friends- 38 days from now our nation will once again hold a national election; to describe this imminent event as a tipping point in our country may be a significant understatement. Last week, during the fall meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops, our...

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Keep on keeping on

Keep on keeping on

Beloved Friends, Over the years I have returned periodically to the growing canon of research material focused on church growth and development. And while there seem to be as many opinions on the subject as there are authors, there are some common themes and criteria...

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