Harrowing Of Hell

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

COVID-19 Protocol Update

Dear Epiphany, The spiritual journey is a wide path separated by narrow passages. It makes me think of the deep caverns carved by running water in Monument State Park, Utah; or the cathedrals carved by hand below ground by monks in Ethiopia; or the wind-ripped gullies that shaped the sacred places of Petra. What is

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Epiphany

Dear Epiphany,   Imagine living in a world where the night sky was an intimate part of your everyday existence. Where the stars and their patterns of travel were familiar to you, even conversational. Where you might say to a friend, did you notice Orion turned, or Jupiter flared (I don’t even know enough to give

Alleluia is our Song! Choral Music in the Second Wave

Dear Epiphany, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus out Lord” (Rom 8:38-39)… not even COVID-19, and the necessary restrictions our common