Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018
Earlier this week I had some time to kill before a meeting in Olympia, so I decided to wander around and explore downtown. It was a beautiful, sunny morning. And…
Last week we celebrated Easter. The church was filled with flowers. The 8 o’clock service had music. But this week, it all goes back to normal. It’s like a couple…

Easter Sunday 2018

April 1, 2018
A curious thing happened on Friday morning. I was here in the church, getting ready for the services, when a tree sprayer showed up to start spraying the row of…

Palm Sunday 2018

March 25, 2018
It’s a common lament amongst priests that the church is full of people on Palm Sunday and even fuller on Easter, but is relatively empty on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday,…

5th Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2018
All through Lent we’ve been surveying the Old Testament covenants – that series of promises God made with creation and humanity and – in the case of Moses – the…
Okay. So the Old Testament story today is just weird. It starts with the Israelites out wandering in the desert. They’re getting tired of it. They’re impatient and start complaining:…

Lent 2

February 25, 2018
Throughout this Lenten season the Old Testament readings are tracing the story of God’s covenants with humanity. God sees our brokenness – our sinfulness – and the ways this has…