State of the Saints Report 2014

January 26, 2014 Dear Friends, Once again it is time for the annual State of the Saints Report. It is our time to look back over the past twelve months and ask where God has been present among us and to discern where God is calling us to go in 2014. There is no doubt,…

God Has a Dream

God has a dream for each of us. From the moment we are formed in the womb, God knows us, names us and creates us in God’s image to glorify God. In this morning’s passage from Isaiah the prophet proclaims, “while I was in my mother’s womb, He named me…and he said to me,’ you…

With You, I am Well Pleased.

Very little is known about Jesus as a child or young adult. If it were not for the one storyof Jesus being lost in the Temple at twelve, we would have no idea of Jesus’ life was like between the ages of two and thirty. The only way to fill this twenty-eight year gap is…

All are Welcomed at the Manger.

Recently, I attended an ordination at Grace Church, Cortland, during announcements Fr. Williams asked his congregation, “who is invited to receive communion?” The congregation enthusiastically responded, “everyone.” It is one of the many ways Grace Church offers hospitality to all who enter their sanctuary. And it is one of the many ways the congregation expresses…