From a Pastor's Desk

A series of opinion articles from rostered ministers and lay leaders from our Synod.

 

The Power of Forgiveness – Roll The Stone Away

Nov 14, 2018
On Saturday, October 6th, we came together to begin the exploration of what true forgiveness looks like. We explored Forgiveness= Grace & Mercy; Reconciliation/Change; Unity in the Church; and Worship/Love.

Is Anyone "Illegal" in God’s Kingdom?

Oct 09, 2018
May we follow Jesus’ call to create a net of refuge. May protected status not be taken from those who beg not to join those who’ve been deported to their death. May we see, listen, and speak to our Salvadoran brothers and sisters whose cries still rise to heaven. May we heed Saint Romero’s cry to "Stop the repression", as we herald God’s kingdom, where all are beloved and no human being is illegal.

Pride Is Life

Jun 22, 2018
"In our family pride is life because we know all too well the implication of letting the status quo continue while promising to protect the vulnerable. We know the result of silence." —An article by the Rev. Jared R. Stahler

I’m Not Giving Up

Jun 15, 2018
"Jesus is not tired. God is still with us. The Spirit is an ongoing, loving, stubborn presence. The Incarnation of the Holy in the bodies of Rainbow folks and our families and our friends and our enemies is beyond our power to stop or alter."—An article by The Rev. Katrina D. Foster

On My Way to a Prayerful Sabbatical

May 17, 2018
"In early January of this year, our Synod’s Executive Committee approved my request for sabbatical leave in keeping with our synodical employment agreements. For that I am thankful to our elected leaders and to God! I have spent these intervening months preparing for this sabbatical. Now I am embarking on this adventure, which over the course of the next two months will take me to two different Benedictine monasteries, one Episcopal here in New York state, and a Lutheran one in Michigan."
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