Liturgy

Springtime in Lent

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

“Lent” is a word of Germanic origin, meaning “spring,” perhaps referring to the “lengthen”-ing of the days of that season. After our snow-enshrouded Ash Wednesday and last week’s change

Palms & Pancakes: All about Shrove Tuesday

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

“Shrove Tuesday” is the name given to the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of liturgical season of Lent. The word “shrove” comes from an old English word meaning

Remembering Our Future

A sermon by Father Bill Danaher delivered at St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church

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It is a profound blessing to be with you today on your Heritage Sunday. I am grateful

Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (also called “Candlemas”), celebrated on February 2, marks 40 days after the birth of Jesus when Mary and Joseph, following Jewish

Holy Week and Easter: Celebrations of living and life

By The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr.

Holy Week and Easter are often associated with

Consider yourselves warned! – Jesus is about to be transfigured

Christopher Wells

Today is the last Sunday after Epiphany. We will hear the story (this year from St. Mark) of Jesus ascending a mountain with Peter, James and John where he will

Going Deeper: Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

By Joyce Matthews
Confirmation is a pastoral rite in the Episcopal Church; therefore it is not a rite that notes fuller initiation into the Church, the Body of Christ. A person is a full member of the Church through Baptism.

Lay visitors serve as ambassadors of the clergy and church

By Judy Frank

Finding the time to volunteer at church is a challenge for most of us. Like everyone, I always felt too busy to do too much. My family and career kept me very busy, and I thought teaching Sunday School was all