Bridesmaids

November 12, 2017
Expect Delays. We have all seen the signs:  Construction for the next 10 miles, expect delays; Holiday weekend, Ferry volume high, expect delays; winter storm, expect delays. We live in…

No rules…just love

March 12, 2017
Lent 2 A; St. John’s Gig Harbor; 3/12/17   The story of Nicodemus in today’s gospel is RICH.  It is full of themes and invitations to explore further what deeper…

A light in dark places

February 26, 2017
It may not surprise you to find out that while some folks prefer to read scripture as though it were a catalogue of factual statements, like you might find in…

Sign of the Times

November 27, 2016
One of my favorite movies of the past few years is “Silver Linings Playbook”; it is the story of a man and a woman, each a survivor of their own…

All Saints

November 6, 2016
Today we celebrate All Saints’ Day.  It is the feast day set aside in the church year when we remember those members of the body of Christ who have died—people…
Our annual diocesan convention was held this weekend.  Linda & Mike Broun joined Marilyn and I and a few hundred other Episcopalians at the SeaTac Hilton where we attended workshops,…

See

September 25, 2016
As you may have heard, the Roman Catholic Church recently made Mother Teresa a saint.  She is perhaps the most well-known to us of contemporary saints.  Her work with the…

Giving up our lives

September 4, 2016
Blessings and curses, slavery, and hating our families --- This morning’s readings are challenging!  There is not one easy subject in the midst.  Nor should there be, because my friends,…

Give us this day…

July 24, 2016
The Lord’s Prayer. Whether the traditional version we pray here at St. John’s or the more contemporary, I would venture to say it is the most ubiquitous prayer offered in…