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This week: December 7th, 2017

Dear Friends~ From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus… Today on the church calendar we celebrate St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth century bishop and the patron saint of sailors and children. Legend has it that he was a wealthy man … Continue reading

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This week: December 3rd, 2017

The season is turning. Sunday is the First Sunday in Advent and we will see changes in the colors, the liturgy, the music and the tenor of our lessons. We will also leave the gospel of Matthew and move into the … Continue reading

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This week: November 10, 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. It began as a remembrance of the Armistice that ended WWI—signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Traditionally, we observed two minutes of silence at 11am each November 11th to … Continue reading

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This week: October 28th, 2017

Dear Friends~ If we were Lutherans we’d know that this coming week is a major milestone in Church history. Lutherans, after all, are heirs of Martin Luther. And October 31, 2017 marks exactly 500 years since he nailed his 95 … Continue reading

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This Week: October 22, 2017

Wouldn’t you love to be there? The Albuquerque Balloon Festival concluded this week. It’s over for another year. And it is definitely on my bucket list. The beautiful, colored teardrop shapes rising silently into the morning sky, filling the view … Continue reading

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This Week: August 18, 2017

Dear Friends~ Once again, I have to say it’s been a tough week. And I know the church is called to speak to what we have witnessed. Virginia bishops Johnston and Gulick, with other clergy and laity witnessing in Charlottesville … Continue reading

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This Week: August 11, 2017

Today we honor and remember the life of Laurence, Deacon and Martyr. You may know that Laurence (or as they spell it, Lawrence) is the patron saint of the Roman Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. Laurence was martyred during the reign … Continue reading

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This week: July 27th, 2017

Where do you hear God? In church? On a long walk? At your favorite spot – mountains or shore or desert? Do you think you’d be able to hear God in a bustling Wal-Mart store while trying to satisfy a … Continue reading

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This Week: July 7, 2017

Dear Friends~   I spent some time this morning talking with a parishioner about daily prayer. I suggested that finding a type of prayer that allows you to become open to the presence of God is what’s most important. There … Continue reading

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This Week: June 30, 2017

Dear Friends~   Today is the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul*.  Can you tell them apart? Carlo Crivelli. 15th century. The National Gallery, London. There are key elements (oh, pardon the pun!) that often distinguish them. Peter usually … Continue reading

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