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Eastertide: New Life Awaits

“Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, […]

Engaging the Great 50 Days

“Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with […]

Praying Through Passion Week

“Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the
human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to
take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,
giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant
that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share
in his resurrection; through […]

Preparing for Passion Week and Easter Day

Preparing for Passion Week and Easter Day: March 24-31. It seems like yesterday that we were entering the season of Lent by way of the cold weather and richness of Ash Wednesday. Now we find ourselves on the Fifth Sunday in Lent inching closer to the annual “holiest of weeks” when Christians worldwide journey to […]

Regarding Prayer

Regarding Prayer.  Over the years, I have been approached with countless great questions about prayer: What is prayer? How does prayer shape our lives? Why should we pray? Both verbally and through journal writing, I reflect on prayer based on experience, study, and what I learn daily and weekly from individual and corporate engagement with […]

Journey with Christ to Easter

The liturgy and music of Lent offer rich support for our journeys with Christ to Easter. From start to finish of our Sunday morning and even Tuesday and Thursday noon worship, the prayers, scripture readings, reflections, silences, and the Holy Eucharist invite worshippers to engage God–deeply. Christian history reminds that our praying shapes our believing […]

Radical Welcome

Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation by the Reverend Stephanie Spellers is an extraordinary book for congregational engagement during Lent and beyond. Vestry members, non-Vestry members, and I gathered for the first weekly offering of a lively discussion about this gem on Monday, February 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the 2nd […]

Reflections on Diocesan Convention

The Diocese of North Carolina is alive, well and on the move to do even greater things through diocesan programs, communities, and congregations, such as St. Peter’s Charlotte.  January 25-26, I had the privilege of joining our lay delegates John Arrrowood, Josephine Hicks, Doug Hutto, Des Keller and Dave Lavoie in Winston-Salem for the 197th […]

Outreach

Outreach is foundational to the Christian faith and St. Peter’s Church has been an incubator of servant ministries since 1834.  The great commandment reminds that we are to love God with our whole heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  World-renowned theologian Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners […]