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A Prayer for Independence Day

A Prayer for Independence Day

Perhaps the following, from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, is a better approach… Independence Day. [July 4.] The Collect. O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness … Read More

A Resurrection Poem by John Goodman

A Resurrection Poem by John Goodman

[Above: Imogen, c. 1888, by Herbert Gustave Schmalz] A Couplet from Shakespeare by John Goodman “Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”      – Cymbeline, act IV, scene ii   Unless we place the corpse on ice, ‘til future science sets the price Of plus ultra; such that when the … Read More

Seven Stanzas at Easter

Seven Stanzas at Easter

Make no mistake: if He rose at all it was as His body; if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules reknit, the amino acids rekindle, the Church will fall. It was not as the flowers, each soft Spring recurrent; it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled eyes of the … Read More

Tax Day: “Coffee with Jesus”

Tax Day: “Coffee with Jesus”

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Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies

Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies

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Daylight Saving Time: Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time: Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 12, 2017. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. If you really want to get it right, go here.… Read More

Lent is almost here, but not quite…

Lent is almost here, but not quite…

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Christmas Day Poinsettia Deliveries

Christmas Day Poinsettia Deliveries

Please help bring a little of the Advent to our homebound parishioners by delivering poinsettias on Christmas Day. Following the 10:00 a.m. service on December 25, we need your help to deliver more than 50 poinsettias. Easy maps with directions are included. For more information, please call Stella Schreiber (443-8558).… Read More

God’s Creation: 44 years ago today…

God’s Creation: 44 years ago today…

…on December 7, 1972, this photograph of the earth was taken by the crew of Apollo Seventeen, the last manned mission to the moon: There’s more at this link.… Read More

Video: Men’s Fall 2016 Hike

Video: Men’s Fall 2016 Hike

The Men’s Hike is a great experience. Your Happy Editor went on the fall hike in 2011, and if he can do it, so can you (probably)! If you’re interested in going on the next one (most likely Spring 2017), contact Craig Ogard or Pierce Yates.… Read More

Christian Faith and End-of-Life Questions

Christian Faith and End-of-Life Questions

Christ the Lord of the Living and the Dead: Christian Faith and End-of-Life Questions   Four Sundays – Nov 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4 – in the Chapter Room with Dr. Dennis Sansom When is it time to die?  Should we help the dying die?  Should physicians assist people with their death?  At what cost should we … Read More

Nov 27: Advent Wreath Making

Nov 27: Advent Wreath Making

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John Harper’s Witnesses to the Light Reviewed

John Harper’s Witnesses to the Light Reviewed

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