Greetings from Rev. Mike Woods

Greetings St. Liz,

The Woods family is very excited to begin our time with you this coming week. It has been a long hot summer for us as I am sure it has been the same for you.

I am writing this after standing outside with our oldest daughter, Harper, as we watched a nice little summer rainstorm pour down upon us. It was just long enough that it knocked the heat out of the air and left a cool breeze in its wake. It was cool enough that we actually felt like spending more than ten minutes outside after the storm passed. ...Read More

Holy Week Begins

by The Rev. Daniel P Strandlund on April 9, 2020
Today we begin the holiest days of the Church year, from Maundy Thursday into Easter.  While we won't be able to gather together this year, I hope you and your household will set aside time to pray together and with your Church family (however dispersed we might be) via our social media outlets.  As a reminder, our Maundy Thursday service will be available this evening by 7pm at our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  Good Friday will be available by 7pm tomorrow evening, and Easter by 8:45am Sunday.  However else you choose to mark these holy days--whether by preparing a special home altar or having a particular meal or listening to the various pieces of music Mark and Wanda have put online or observing other rituals, both solemn and joyful--I pray you feel God's Holy Spirit moving among you and yours. Finally, I ask that on your hearts' altars you keep two candles burning in the coming days:  one for those who are acutely burdened or afflicted during this pandemic, and the other, with gratitude, for those you hold most dear.  Both are ours to hold in prayer.

Finally, on Easter morning, please remember to do something at least a little bit silly.  It's the conquering of sin and death, after all.  We should behave accordingly when the time comes.  Laughter is an appropriate response.

God's Peace,

Fr. Daniel+

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