What I’m Thinking: Faith like a Mountain

  We think of mountains as grand, solid, impervious, and we yearn for a faith like that. Volcanic mountains, however, erupt with both creation and destruction. And tall mountains, like Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, reaching over 13,000 feet into the atmosphere, are harsh places indeed. These provide another metaphor for faith. Here’s a transcript: […]

September 16, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Beyond Us

September 16, 2018 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Season of Creation: Sky Sunday Jeremiah 4:23-28, Psalm 19:1-6 On January 8, 1902, a New York Central Railroad train entered the Park Avenue tunnel on Manhattan Island. The engine burned coal, which heated water to steam, which entered pistons and turned the wheels. Coal smoke and steam then […]

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September 22, Church Work Day

It’s once more time to make our campus as warm and welcoming as we can. We’ll be working at cleaning, weeding, simple repairs, and (of course) washing all those windows! The day begins at 8:00 am.

September 12, 2018 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: More Than We Know

  I’m not actually thinking things that are more than we know. I’m thinking that there is more that we don’t know than what we do know. Here’s a transcript: We’re continuing with the Season of Creation this coming week. This Sunday is Sky Sunday, and it brings us both the heights and also, I […]

September 9, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Dominion

September 9, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season of Creation: Humanity Sunday Genesis 1:26-28, Mark 7:24-37 There once lived an exceedingly arrogant man. Well, truthfully, there have been a lot of arrogant men living over time. You can probably think of one or two… hundred… if you give yourself a minute. We’ll call this arrogant […]

September 9, 2018 in Sermons by

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Wanted: CHC Council Secretary

In recent months, Church of the Holy Cross has been trying to function without a familiar and very important member of the Council. Health concerns have led our long-time Secretary, Margaret Torigoe, to relinquish her position. She is sorely missed! Other Council members have volunteered on an interim basis to take minutes of meetings, but […]

September 6, 2018 in Community, Events by

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Pastor’s Corner: A Song Let Them Cry

September 5, 2018 It popped up on my Twitter feed on a Friday morning, this quote from Michael McKean: “Sometimes people say a song made them cry when they mean a song let them cry.” The truth of that ran through me like an electric current through a wire. The same truth applies, I’m sure, […]

September 5, 2018 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Dominion

  In Genesis 1, God gives the newly created human beings (male and female) dominion over the rest of the created order. Yet God had already engaged in partnership with earth, water, and sky when creating living beings earlier. What if we engaged in “dominion” as God does? In partnership? Here’s a transcript: It’s the […]

September 2, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Oh My Goodness

September 2, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season of Creation: Planet Earth Sunday Genesis 1:1-25 I love playing with words. You may have noticed this, despite my friend Paul’s friendly warning to me during his Charge to the Pastor two years ago that I shouldn’t begin my sermons with a pun. As I think you’ve […]

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What I’m Thinking: Yes, It’s Good

  It’s the Season of Creation at Church of the Holy Cross, beginning with Genesis 1, and its familiar refrain: “And God saw that it was good.” After weeks of volcanic destruction and four feet of rain from Hurricane Lane, I still affirm: It is good. Here’s a transcript: At Church of the Holy Cross, […]

August 27, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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