May 23, 2020 Worship Update and the Church to Come

Moving Forward with Worship at St. Thomas Saturday, May 23, 2020 Dear St. Thomas Community, Doubtless you have heard that during Phase I of resuming something like typical daily life, churches have been allowed to and, in some cases, encouraged to resume in person activities quickly. That houses...

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“Hello in There”- A Reflection from the Rector

  Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day Old people just grow lonesome Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello” So if you’re walking down the street sometime And spot some hollow ancient eyes Please don’t just...

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St. Patrick’s Day

To say that this is a St. Patrick’s Day unlike we’ve ever seen would not be overselling the point. We have officially been asked to avoid gathering in groups of larger than 10. All church activities and those we host have been suspended. We are inundated with news, sometimes...

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Just Mercy and the Work of Justice

Last Friday Lisa and I took the time to go and see the new film “Just Mercy” starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. The film is based on the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and Walter McMillian (Foxx), a black man wrongly convicted for the murder of a...

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Slouching Toward Bethlehem

The Second Coming  Launch Audio in a New Window BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Turning and turning in the widening gyre    The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere    The ceremony...

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Advent and Adventure

In the sermon for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday November 24th, I made the statement that one cannot have an Adventure with Advent. More than being a play on words, I believe it is a spiritual truth when it comes to doing the challenging and very good work that we are called to do as...

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Parish Library

We Have Books-Check ‘Em Out! As I learn new things here at St. Thomas I am finding out that some things are news to folks who have been here awhile. To that end I am highlighting ministries and resources here at St. Thomas from time to time in these first seasons we have together.   Firstly,...

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Dia de los Muertos at St. Thomas

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) One of the many blessings of growing up in and around the Southwestern United States was being exposed to the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead).elebrated between November 1st and 2nd  The Day of the Dead is a celebration of what we would...

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Dark Enough to See the Stars

Darkness, the absence of light and understanding is a necessary part of authentic spiritual experience. Contrast between light and dark helps us to understand life in all of its complexities and uncertainties.  The accompanying video with the snippet of Radney Foster’s short story and the...

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