Community

Were you at church Sunday, or did you listen to the livestream of Youth Sunday? I thought it was an amazing, fulfilling experience of community. I’m thankful for the youth of our church as well as for our youth group leaders who through their service helped the youth develop...
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Sacred Stories

Today’s reflection comes from Rev. Lisa Horst ClarkThere are some kinds of stories that are sacred to hear, because they are personal, vulnerable and require a great deal of trust between the teller and the listener. Such stories can not be demanded, only given when a...
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Hybrid Community

One of our church council goals for the year was “to embrace our mission as an engaged and healthy faith community that meets everyone where they are, via hybridand in-person worship, faith formation and outreach.”I have to say when we adopted this goal, I had one image of how...
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Looking Ahead to Livestreaming

Today’s reflection comes from Mariah PepperA long long time ago in a distant past known as August 2021, members of the Physical Assets and AV teams met with a company that specializes in AV systems for livestreaming. We made some plans to install cameras and equipment that...
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Notes From a Concussed Pastor

Today’s reflection comes from Rev. Lisa Horst ClarkI never quite know how to answer the question “How are you?” in a way that feels honest and right since my concussion last June. “Good” is not quite right, “Not great” means all the conversation then centers on me, when...
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Just Add Water

Today’s reflection comes from Mariah PepperI was given an Amaryllis plant for Christmas, and on the packaging it declares in friendly lettering, “just add water!” On the one hand this is totally ridiculous. It’s a plant, not a pancake mix. But on the other...
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What a Year

What a year it has been for our faith community and indeed our world. In the past year, we have, in varying stages, received vaccinations and boosters to protect us and allow more physical engagement in the world. Some in our community have returned to their physical workplaces...
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Waiting and Claiming

The days in between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day hold a place for waiting and celebration. November 28th marked the beginning of Hanukkah and for Christians, Advent. From November 28th to December 24th, we climb the stairs to our attics and pull out the boxes filled with all...
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Chancel Choir Returns to Rehearsals

Today’s reflection is from Minister of Music Stephen O’Bent: The last time the Chancel Choir rehearsed together in the sanctuary was March 4th, 2020. It feels like several universes away, but I remember a number of details from that night – the uneasy...
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