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Weekly devotions by email from our Pastors and guest devotioneers. New devotions are posted here and emailed every Wednesday morning.

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Penultimate Resurrection

Do you recognize these flowers?  One of our church members sent me a picture of these interesting flowers from her garden.  They bloom in the spring, as do most flowers, and then die off in the mid-summer.  But just when you are ready to trim them back, cause they’re looking so ratty and spent ……

Life

The image which heads this week’s email devotion, is a snapshot of two shelves that are part of the bookshelf which sits in my impromptu home office. I have never really had a home office, per se, until Covid hit, and I found myself trying to repurpose what we call our “organ room” at home…

Playful Creativity

I’ll give you three guesses … go ahead … three guesses on what the cover picture to this devotion is. Nope … this is a picture of the tape we had used to mark off the church sanctuary when we opened up worship on June 6th.  We taped off every other pew as a help…

The Rats in Our Lives

Our thanks to Greg Hand for offering this week’s devotion! Plato was reported to have said, “The greater part of instruction is being reminded of things you already know.” Samuel Johnson put it a slightly different way: “Man needs more to be reminded than instructed.” And Robert Fulgham probably received substantial royalties from his book,…

A Perfect Day

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT — for those who wish to attend the funeral service for Pastor Dick Geib, it will be this Friday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Bring a mask as we will be singing two hymns. A time of greeting with the family will be held from Noon to 1:00 p.m.…

What Lies Beneath

Nope.  Not thinking about the 2000 release of the Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer horror movie of the same title.  I’m thinking about a tree.  An apple tree.  An apple tree that stands in the northeast corner of my yard.  An apple tree whose days are numbered. On Saturday night, as I was returning from…

A Simple Pleasure

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’” (Revelation 21:5a) This is going to sound overly dramatic … but I’m going to share it anyway.  Because it is true … for me, at least. The past two Sundays at St. Peter’s have brought tears to my…

Angels Unawares

Are not all angels’ spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1.14)  There are so many things that I have taken for granted over the years, which during this past year of pandemic have risen up and reminded me of what I have lost.  I’m…

The Body of Christ

Our thanks to Brendan Armitage, our guest devotioneer this week. “One bread, one body, one Lord of all / One cup of blessing which we bless, And we, though many, throughout the earth / We are one body in this one Lord. Gentile or Jew / Servant or free / Woman or man / No…

Au Revoir Epiphany Star

Au revoir, Epiphany Star.  In a less than twenty-four hours, your light will depart from us as we usher in the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday services.  We will let you go … but not without some kicking and screaming in the form of our Palm Burning efforts tomorrow night, Shrove Tuesday.  For shortly…