Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why bother with Church?

In the absence of the Northern Tier Convocation Series this year that featured dinner, Evensong, and a Sermon, I would invite you to a Rector’s Forum on Wednesday, March 7th at 7 PM.  Our topic for consideration: the nature of … Continue reading

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Rethinking Ash Wednesday

With the lengthening of the days, mid February reminds us that spring is at hand. Those longer days remind us not only that spring is at hand, but that Lent will soon be upon us. Indeed, Ash Wednesday is that … Continue reading

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Getting ready for those 40 Days

I wonder what we have in common with the desert fathers who sought the way to God by spending vast times of solitude in the desert. Theirs were lives of austerity. Ours most certainly were not. Theirs were lives filled … Continue reading

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Absalom Jones Celebrated

Born into slavery in 1746 in Sussex County, Delaware, of African-American parents, Absalom Jones was sold at age sixteen to a shopkeeper from Philadelphia. As an industrious and hard worker, Mr. Wynkoop allowed Absalom to work independently at night and … Continue reading

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