November 11th is Veterans Day.  It is a good day to thank people who have served our country by their service in the military. Don’t forget to sign up for our Thanksgiving meal on Monday, November 20, at 11:00 a.m.  You can sign up on-line or call the parish office. November is a month we […]

Last Sunday we had a beautiful prayer service celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Since the Second Vatican Council the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church have been in dialogue about where we stand as Church.  What is it that we have in common?  Where can we continue to grow in understanding?  What will […]

Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest? —Matthew 23:36 Greek thinkers valued brevity.  They believed the simplest statements expressed the purest truths.   A well expressed phrase could epitomize an entire philosophical system.  Plato summed up the thought of his teacher Socrates, for example, with an ancient, two-word proverb: “Know thyself.”  Israel developed similar motifs […]

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Prayer People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive […]

I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I can do all things in him who strengthens me. […]

Brothers and sisters: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Waking up on Monday morning I heard the news about the killing and wounding […]

Stewardship Appeal This week we do our annual Stewardship Appeal.  I am grateful to Josh and Sheila Salmond for speaking this weekend.  You will soon be receiving a letter from me and a pledge card.  Please pray about what you will give to support the work that we do in our parish. Later this month […]