Rector’s Reflections

Jesus has an active prayer life

It’s a snowy day, and many people can’t make it to church, and many did. Please watch the video to hear today’s sermon and click the link to read today’s readings. Video: Let us pray: The First Sunday After the Epiphany Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus …

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Assuming Positive Intent

“Assuming Positive Intent”   While away on sabbatical I had the opportunity to read several quality books, as well as several relaxing, easy reads.  One of the quality books I read was Stephen Covey’s, The Speed of Trust:  The One Thing That Changes Everything.  Our 2018 Vestry team practices increasing …

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Sabatical

  Sabbath.  My three months of intense sabbath has come and gone, and while I have let go of the travel and am physically present in Cincinnati, my hope is that I don’t forget my sacred gift of time, space, and leisurely strolling any time soon.   I left my …

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The Power of Love – June Connections

Great Commandment

Did you catch it, the fever of Gospel love that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry proclaimed at the royal wedding on Saturday, May 19? If you slept through it, you can watch/read the Presiding Bishop’s sermon here. The newest social media meme floating about the interwebs is from a piece of …

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I Saw God

I saw God. Yes, you read that correctly. Sunday April 8th I witnessed God working miracles in a community I’m part of, Wyoming, Ohio. It was a normal Sunday, typical for many a priest. I held two worship services; I preached at the early service and led a Taize-inspired worship …

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The Stillness of Taize

Mystical

This Sunday April 8th we are having a bit of a different worship experience for Ascension & Holy Trinity.  That’s right, the second Sunday of Easter our 10:00 liturgy will have strong elements of Taize-style music.  In fact, we won’t even be using the organ–I know, how adventurous of us! …

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