December 15, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – December 17, 2017

Most of us were learning to talk at about the same time we were learning to walk.  Now, we can do one as readily and as automatically as the other.  We have long since mastered the fine art of verbal communication.  It is a part of our daily experience that is almost as natural as breathing.  But despite this fact, there are still some words that we have difficulty saying – not because they are hard to pronounce, but because they have an emotional content that is hard to handle. For example, some people find it very difficult to say, […]
December 9, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – December 10, 2017

For most of us, Christmas is a time of happiness.  We have learned to love virtually everything about it – the music, the lights, the giving and receiving of gifts, the fellowship of friends and family.  Year after year, we anticipate this season with great excitement and remember it with fondness, long after it is gone.  But in the midst of all this happiness, we need to remember that for some people Christmas is the loneliest time of the year.  For some, Christmas festivities remind them of broken relationships, and the togetherness of others serves to accentuate their own sense […]
December 1, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – December 3, 2017

 In the famous story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare raised the now famous question, “What is in a name?”  And in the next sentence he gave his equally famous answer, “That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” In his poetic language, Shakespeare was saying that names, in and of themselves, have no meaning.  And in our western culture that is largely true.  Names are simply labels that are applied to people for purposes of identification.  They are sometimes chosen by association as when a child is named after some relative or friend.  At […]
November 22, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – November 26, 2017

I am told that most people die having never drawn up a will.  Therefore, the  distribution of their property must be decided by the state or by the courts.  Those people did not intend to let that happen.  That wasn’t the way they wanted to do it.  But it just happened because they were pretending that this life would last forever.  All of us ought to go on with our daily routine of life, but each of us ought not to deceive ourselves into thinking it will last forever.  I am not suggesting, however, that we should spend our time […]
November 17, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – November 19, 2017

In lieu of the Letter from the Pastor, I would like to share with all of you a recent posting from Annie McMahon’s Facebook page.  Annie, as you may know, is a 20 year old parishioner and alumna of Annunciation School who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and has been fortunate to receive a second set of lungs.  We pray for Annie during her time of recovery, as well as Kelly (Annie’s first  donor) and the second donor, whose families have given Annie this incredible gift during their time of terrible sorrow. This Thanksgiving season, let us be grateful for all […]