|Posted by communications on April 23, 2020 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Hobart Park is the unofficial halfway point between my house and the church building. It’s a shaded picnic area near the Baker entrance to Davidson College campus. The park’s primary feature is a labyrinth. I’ve taken to cutting through campus a certain way so I can visit the labyrinth on my way to check on things at church and bring in the mail. I know I could drive to 301 Caldwell Lane much faster, but I need the exercise, and--let’s be honest--the time alone.
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|Posted by communications on April 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
What a difference a day makes as we shredded our school calendar on March 16. Plans for parent-teacher conferences, Easter egg hunts, Donuts with Daddy and Mentos® explosions on the playground all dashed.
But resiliency has always been part of our credo at La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool. We are holding parent-teacher TELE-conferences this week. It is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with every family. Our hands-on science program has become virtual bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on April 9, 2020 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
What a journey we are on, through unprecedented terrain, that seems so unreal at times. Every day proves to be more overwhelming than the last in terms of information overload and circumstances beyond our control. To ground myself, I find myself looking inward at strengthening my faith and outward for what I am most thankful.
As I look inward, I have taken great solace in the Sunday morning worship online and seeing the positive comments by all of our St. Alban’s comm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on April 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Dear St. Alban’s:
As we approach the central days of the Church year, I invite you on a sacred journey. This Sunday we begin a period of very intentional contemplation of what the Prayer Book calls “those mighty acts, whereby God has given us life and immortality.” Following the tradition of the ancient Church, we will walk together with Jesus through the key events of the last week of his earthly life: his entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; gathering with h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on March 25, 2020 at 1:45 PM||comments (1)|
Psalm 46:1-2 says: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. There fore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea”. One of our most-beloved hymns, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, is a paraphrase of this Psalm. It is Hymn 688 in The Hymnal 1982. In these most unusual times it is important to be reminded of God’s promise to always be with us. Reading this psalm and others, alo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on March 20, 2020 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
How are you? How are your spirits today? I know we are all carrying an enormous amount of grief and anxiety right now, while also trying to muster all the joy and silver linings we can. It's bizarre to think back to this time last week when we were still trying to figure out how to safely worship together in person. Now, we know that won't be possible for some time. This week, the Bishops of the Diocese...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on March 19, 2020 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Connection. I think if there's one word that speaks to the spiritual realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's connection. In these days of forced "social distancing" we are all being reminded of how deeply connected we all are, in ways that are both beautiful and, at times, frightening. We are also discovering anew how important relational connections are to our emotional and spiritual health. We are being confronted with a profoundly important existential question: as we seek to keep a safe ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on March 5, 2020 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
As we continue to hear news about coronavirus COVID-19, I want to address how we at St. Alban’s can be best prepared. It is not at all in my nature to be alarmist, but I do think it is imperative to be proactive. I hope we can be thoughtful without being fearful. St. Alban’s is committed to healthy and hygienic practices. And given that flu is always a risk, it’s good to be attentive to hygiene anyway, particularly for the protection of those among us with weaker immune syst...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on February 27, 2020 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
It is hard to believe that it is already February, Lent is upon us and before we know it Easter will be here. I guess it is true that time flies when you are having fun. It has been about six months since I started this new adventure of working with children, youth and families and I have to say it continues to give back trifold. This opportunity has been a calling for a long time and comes at a time that feels very meant to be. Many thanks go out to all of the dedicated volunteers, supportiv...Read Full Post »
|Posted by communications on February 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Every year as we approach the season of Lent, I find that I really need Ash Wednesday. There is something very powerful about having the sign of the cross traced on my forehead and hearing that I am dust and to dust I shall return. I actually find great comfort in this annual declaration of my sinfulness and mortality. It reminds me that I ...Read Full Post »