Category Reflections

Dear friends in Christ, Happy New Year! My reflection this month is about reflection. I normally publish one each month, as close to the beginning of the month as possible. ...
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Dear friends in Christ, In this first week of Advent, I’ve been thinking a lot about how Jesus came as a baby--tiny, vulnerable, demanding. I wish we had more stories ...
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Thanks Be To God? At the end of each of our readings on Sunday morning the reader says “hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.” We reply “thanks ...
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Rector’s Reflection July 2022 This month, we celebrate the 135th anniversary of the dedication of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, the first church building constructed in Pacific Grove. The first church building, ...
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Dear friends in Christ, I am writing this on May 31, the Feast of the Visitation. When Mary, newly pregnant with Jesus, journeys from Nazareth to visit her cousin Elizabeth ...
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April 1, 2022 What a wonderful spirit of celebration and community we had last Sunday with Bishop Lucinda’s visitation! With those being confirmed and reaffirmed, we renewed our Baptismal Covenant, ...
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Dear friends in Christ, In the flurry of preparation for Lent and looking ahead to Holy Week, it hit me today that although I have been with you for nearly ...
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Rector’s Reflection – November 2021 “It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth...” This ...
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Dear friends in Christ, Paul wrote to the Philippians: “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let ...
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