200th Anniversary of Silent Night

This Christmas Eve will mark the 200th anniversary of Silent Night.  Written by The Rev. Joseph Mohr, Stille Nacht was sung for the first time in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria. This is very near Saltzburg, made famous by the story of the von Trapp Family...

Announcing the Ministry of Christian Formation

The vestry has created a new position on the ministry staff.  Jennifer Vasquez will serve as the Director of Christian Formation. This is an expansion of Jennifer’s former position as Director of Christian Education.  It will now include outreach ministries. ...

Youth Mission Trip

The 2018 Youth Mission Trip was a great success! We traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky the week of June 10.  We had fourteen kids and two chaperones, Lori and me.  Normally the girls double up in the bunks,  This was the first time we had more boys than beds.  So they...

Organ Update

Here is the June Update on the organ remodel.  Vestry has authorized the contract for HVAC.  We were anticipating $50,000 to $60,000.  We brought the price down to $37,000.  The original plan called for HVAC (heat, ventilation, & air conditioning) in an isolated...

Easter Letter

Holy Week, 2018 Dear Friends, The Easter Triduum is a period of three days of preparation for a feast. It is the last three days of Holy Week: Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. In terms of worship, the three liturgies are really one...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday or Valentine’s Day? This year is an odd phenomenon.  Ash Wednesday is the same day as Valentine’s Day.  Easter Sunday is also April Fools Day.  Depending on your perspective, there is some remarkable irony in the calendar.  You have a choice...