Spoiler Alert–My 10:00pm Christmas Homily

Christmas 2015 Luke 2.1-20 The Rev. Eric L. Miller As I write this evening’s homily it is December 22nd. My children are in the front yard playing football with their neighborhood buddies in 60 degree weather. My wife is out delivering delicious cookies to neighbors —I’m thankful she’s gifting these...

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Christmas Eve Worship

You and all of your loved ones are invited to worship with us Christmas Eve at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church! 4:20–Musical prelude by Mark Heiskanen and Elizabeth Anderson 4:30–Holy Eucharist Rite II with Children’s Pageant, a Christmas Story for the children, Handbell Choir, and candlelight singing of “Silent...

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Third Monday of Advent

So, yesterday was the third Monday of Advent.  In other words, we are over half way through our Advent preparations on our journey to celebrating Christmas.  What have we done thus far, with this season of pregnant pause? I’ve been doing some of the same and some different things, too....

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Rectory Open House

Today is one of my favorite days of the year–my wife’s Christmas Open House at the rectory.  Now, I know what many of you are thinking.  “Eric lives in the rectory, too.  Why did he write, “wife’s” open house?” Well, Rosemary is the mastermind behind all things entertainment.  If I...

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Parishioners Needed to Help with Community Dinner

Community Dinner 12-8-15 Christmas We have our Christmas Community dinner on Tuesday, 12-8-15. The menu for this dinner is Baked Ham, dressing, candied sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry relish, fruit and dessert. We could us donations of fruit and desserts and cash to buy supplies. Again, food preparation will start at...

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Advent Lessons & Carols

So, last Sunday I accidentally left my copy of the “Invitations & Celebrations” in my office between the services.  Why is that a big deal?  Well, because every Sunday I sit at my desk before the early service, and I make notes in my copy of the “I&C” of events...

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Great Saturday!

I have to say that it has been a pretty great Saturday.  Rosemary got to work today, and I took the boys to the Wyoming Presbyterian Church for the annual Thanksgiving Basket outreach.  We, along with all of the other churches in Wyoming, filled 250 boxes full of Thanksgiving goodies....

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I Encourage All to Put This On Calendars

Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will offer the Advent Carol Service on Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. You are warmly invited to share in the preparation and joyful expectation of the coming again of Christmas. Ascension and Holy Trinity is located at 334 Burns Avenue in Wyoming. Please...

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A Chaplain’s Purpose

–To help those affected draw upon their own emotional and spiritual resources in the midst of their pain; to help them work through their grief rather than take away their grief; to help them find and experience resilience. Isn’t the purpose written above amazing.  I’m on my third of an...

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Engaging Faith Communities In Disasters

Good evening!  I enjoyed our worship together at Ascension & Holy Trinity and the “Getting to Know Your Parish” session after worship.  We had two new families in attendance for the session led by Vestry to learn more about Ascension & Holy Trinity.  It was good to share how our...

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