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Annual Meeting Update

During our Fall Town Hall meeting, some of the members in attendance requested that additional information on several topics be made available prior to the November 10 Annual Meeting. What follows is some detail about constitutional changes, the feasibility study for the proposed mission campaign and about our heating and cooling system needs. Should you…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8) You, my…

Epiphany 2 Sunday Preview

“ The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. ”   — (John 1:35-37, NRSV) Today’s gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism. He is the…

Holey and Holy

I’m swimming in the Gulf, off the coast of Osprey, Florida (near Sarasota) a few days ago while in town celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday.  And as I often do when in ocean water, and have stopped swimming to take in the vista around me … I dig for seashells with my feet.  I find…

Winter Retreats

Winter is a great time to enjoy a retreat. There are opportunities for building relationships, learning new things, and growing in faith. St. Peter’s Annual Women’s Retreat Join us for our annual pilgrimage to Camp Kirchenwald.  This year we will be focusing on Spiritual practices that you can use at home.  This retreat is a…

January 12, 2020 Preview

And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17…

Christmas 2 Sunday Preview

“But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.” –John 1:12 In Sunday’s Bible readings we are reminded that we are claimed and called as children of God. God creates family not because we are God’s blood relatives, but through adoption. In baptism we are…

A New Year

A New Year! A New Beginning! A Fresh Start! These are all the ways we see our world on January 1. How many of us make New Year’s Resolutions? It’s not easy to keep resolutions, somehow, life always manages to get in the way. I plan to go out for a walk, and then the…