The season of Lent is a gently shifting lens at Saint Michael’s.
How Intergenerational Ministry Looks at Saint Michael & All Angels
Early on in my church ministry, I received the book Sticky Faith from a parishioner
Faithfully and Earnestly Confirmed not to be Confirmed
“Are you sad?” Without hesitation he said no, and he then paused and asked me, “Why, are you?”
Joseph of Arimathea at Easter
I listened to the retelling of the final chapters of the Gospel of John thinking about how special it is to hear a story told out loud, even when I’ve heard it many times before.
Weary and Burdened
What do we do when we, as a congregation, as a community, as a world, are truly exhausted and need the rest Jesus promises? Is that space still in the sanctuary? Or are we meant to seek peace away from our community as we heal?
All things Advent
In an Episcopal Mission Church in the mountains, Father Joe staunchly said: not one bit of Christmas until the Christ Child is placed in the manger.
Journey to the Mountains at Vacation Bible School
Summer is the time for Vacation Bible School! My church Saint Michael and All Angels hosts VBS on July Friday nights from 5:30 PM-7:45 PM with the date night model for parents in mind.
Returning to the Sanctuary
Every other pew was roped off, complete with red ribbon. My daughters looked back at me, a little confused. Were we allowed to be close to our friends and neighbors?
The Uncertainty This Ordinary Time
The other day, my son John Paul and I were looking through some of his work from last school year (perhaps to take our minds off the realities of virtual 2nd grade). He pulled out a paper and showed it to me.
Conversations, Spoken and Unspoken
I recently had a conversation with someone about their autistic son. It wasn’t a comfortable chat, being marked with regret and sadness and questions about faith. I