Weekly Reflections from the Clergy and Staff
Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink…
- 2 John 1:12
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on August 3, 2022 at 10:15 AM|
While many of us have been on the road this summer, it’s also been a major travel summer for The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
In early July, our denomination’s leaders met in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention (GC). Normally, GC meets for eight days every three years, but this GC was delayed a year and shortened because of the ongoing pandemic.
Each Diocese sends its bishops and elected clergy and lay deputies to GC to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 26, 2022 at 2:25 PM|
Summer is the time of vacations, camps, VBS, high temperatures (we have certainly had those!), pool fun, beach fun, water fun, and most of all quality time with friends and family. My time recently has been mostly driving for vacation and picking my daughter up from Camp Trinity, where I also spent some of my teenage years. It always warms my heart to go back to that special place where I have so many precious memories. We all have those places I am sure that will forever hold those spaces in...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 18, 2022 at 9:15 AM|
Music Notes July 21, 2022
It never ceases to amaze me that God accomplishes so much for us through other people, often without us ever being aware that God has done so. Not that he needs us, necessarily, to accomplish these things, but he chooses to do some things through our efforts. Sometimes, it is the combined efforts of different people, over time, that produce a final gift that will be meaningful to many people. At times, the person offering his (her) humble gifts or ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM|
Today, I ask for your patience and prayers, as I need to remind myself, after the unexpected passing of my aunt that God is Good. It’s not that my belief has faltered but sometimes it’s nothing like a little reminder to get back on track. I find that there’s nothing like the joy I receive when praising the Lord and declaring his goodness.
Good is a word we use to describe how our day is, how we’re feeling, or how a par...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 6, 2022 at 10:20 AM|
In the current context, when hope seems at times to be in short supply, I offer the following poem that recently came to me as I was reflecting on the seeming elusiveness of hope. As followers of Jesus’ Way of Love, we are a people of hope!
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Hope is not intrusive!
She does not bang insistently on your door, demanding entry.
She politely lingers outside, waiting, gently beckoning.
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 24, 2022 at 1:05 PM|
Taking a moment for mindfulness, my watch even reminds me of this important reflection time. Sometimes I wonder if it knows that my heart rate has increased, and I really need it in that moment. Whatever the reason, mindfulness is so important to practice. It’s funny I don’t really remember hearing that much about it even ten years ago, but I believe it surfaced more recently because we need to take time for self-care. In this season, we tend to take more trips, visit friends and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 23, 2022 at 12:25 AM|
All About Alban
June 22 is the Feast Day of our patron saint, Alban, the First Martyr of Britain. This Sunday, June 26, we celebrate will celebrate his legacy in worship, and with our parish picnic following the 10:30 service!
How much...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 15, 2022 at 9:55 AM|
Wanderlust. I’ve got a case of it. Maybe it’s because we’ve not been able to do much traveling since the pandemic started. Or maybe the heaviness of recent weeks has me yearning for a small dose of escapism. Either way, the pull to jump in the car or catch a plane and go somewhere is strong right now! As much as I adore Davidson, we all can benefit from a change of scenery every now and then.
Fortunately, my family and I have some travel plans coming up. N...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 8, 2022 at 1:50 PM|
At times, the chaos and grief that seems to engulf the world and our lives can be overwhelming. The ongoing pandemic, wars, grieving at the deaths of friends and loved ones, senseless violence, worries about economic problems and threats to our way of life: all of these have taken, and continue to take a toll on our collective and individual psyches. One often wonders: what do I do next? Scripture instructs us repeatedly to give thanks, even when we’re anxious about what the future, our...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 1, 2022 at 9:55 AM|
After personal discernment and 3 ½ years of diaconate formation, I am humbled that God has mercifully given me the rites to the diaconate with an initial assignment at my beloved home church, St. Alban's. When I entered the Narthex for the very 1st time, I was joyously greeted immediately by Reverend David Buck. By the end of the service, I felt “this could be my new home church.” ...Read Full Post »