Harrowing Of Hell

Parish Reading: Keller & Von Balthazar

Hope in the Time of Fear (Timothy Keller)   I invite you to join me in reading this book over the summer. Timothy Keller is the Senior Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He comes out of the Reformed tradition and, as such, carries with him a theological perspective that is just

Congratulations Charissa!

On June 15, Charissa Bradstreet will be ordained a priest at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. She has been an active leader in the life of Epiphany Parish for 12 years, and will be carrying on her ministry as an ordained person before the broader Episcopal Church. She will be of great service, though we are sad

Rector’s Summer Reading

Dear Epiphany, As summer sets upon us, I hope you have an opportunity to do some reading. Maybe you’ll even join me in reading Timothy Keller’s new book Hope in Times of Fear. I’m a fan of Mr. Keller, having been influenced by his wonderful book The Reason for God. Keller wrote that book 20+

Choosing Safer Church: Guidelines from CDC

Dear Epiphany   It may be that as quickly as the pandemic came upon us it will recede out from under us here in the United States. The miracle is the vaccine, and a picture is worth 1000 words. Click here to find the Choosing Safer Activities poster (put out by the CDC) that reveals

A Perfect Season for Consideration

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” In some ways, the words of Charles Dickens capture the essence of this pandemic for our nation. Indeed, it is easy to chronicle the Tale of Two Cities-esque blight of COVID-19: poverty, unemployment, depression, increase in suicide, ruptured education, malnutrition…all the things that

A Holy Season of Lent

Dear Epiphany,   Lord Jesus, Sun of righteousness, shine in our hearts, we pray; dispel the gloom that shades our minds and be to us as day.   And it goes on:   Give guidance to our wandering ways, forgive us, Lord, our sin; restore us by your loving care to peace and joy within.

The Times They Are A-Changing (Starting February 21)

1st Sunday service: 8:45 am 2nd Sunday service: 10:45 am You might not know this, but I’m a moderately big Bob Dylan fan, and while he didn’t inspire me to change in-person Sunday morning service times, he did remind me to remind you that, indeed, the times are a-changing.   9:00 am is now 8:45

This Lent, Challenge Yourself with Morning Prayer

Dear Epiphany, I want to invite you to the 2021 Lenten Morning Prayer Challenge!  Here is how you can turn your Lent from a time of joy to a grueling exercise that feels like running through purgatory wearing lead boots—Morning Prayer. Just kidding. Actually, what I promise is that the invitation to daily morning prayer