Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

The Reverend Rick Cross

Lent 2016

I invite you in the name of the Church, to the observance of a Holy Lent. As I read these familiar words from the Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Prayer Book, introducing the next new season, I am wondering: what will make these forty days “Holy?” The Prayer Book suggests several possibilities scrambled in the…

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Epiphany 2016

Epiphany 2016 What a paradox that the original setting of our romantic Christmas narrative is today in such violence and turmoil. But life for Palestinians at the time under rule of the Roman Empire may have been similarly violent and tumultuous. Young Joseph, teenager Mary and the newborn were threatened from the beginning, having been…

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