Reflection 10.20.17


The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labor for.

~Thomas More, English philosopher, lawyer, and author of Utopia

This Sunday + Este domingo: 10.22.17


This Sunday + Este domingo
October 22, 2017 + 22 de octubre de 2017
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time + 29º domingo en tiempo ordinario

10:30 am:  Bilingual service + Servicio bilingüe (Sanctuary + Santuario)
Sermon + Sermón: Rev. Andrew Schwiebert
Prayer for the city + Oración para la ciudad







Reflection 10.19.17


Reflection 10.18.17


Anyone who has tried to live in community with others knows how beset with pain and difficulties such a life is! Perhaps that is why the pews in our churches are row on row, and why in less obvious ways we have put distance between ourselves and others. We have not wanted to suffer in any serious way the encountering of one another, all unaware that avoidance deprives us of community.

~Elizabeth O’Connor, The New Community

Reflection 10.17.17


Reflection 10.16.17


As an act of love, prayer is a courageous act. It is a risk we take. It is a life-and-death risk, believing in the promises of the gospel, that God’s love is indeed operative in the world. In prayer we have the courage, perhaps even the presumption and the arrogance or the audacity to claim that God’s love can be operative in the very specific situations of human need that we encounter.

~John E. Biersdorf, from his book Healing of Purpose

Reflection 10.15.17