Monthly Archives: January 2017

Epiphany, 5th Sunday after (02-05-2017)

February 5, 2017 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, There is a park on the Oregon coast that I like to walk whenever we are vacationing in the area. It is forested with … Continue reading

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Epiphany, 4th Sunday (01-29-2017)

January 29, 2017 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, Like many of you I grew up in an era when it was easy to believe. The time and place was the 1950’s USA. … Continue reading

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Stewardship – Ask Once and Honor the Response

Dear Friends, I feel called to share a few things with you. These things have to do with stewardship and how people tend to support the things they believe in. These are bits of “wisdom” that I have learned in … Continue reading

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Stewardship – My Parents Could Not Afford Church

My parents could not afford church: I grew up in what must have been a “normal” 1950s home. We had enough, but not too much. Enough for us was a roof over our heads, one car in the driveway, one … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Multi-Format Worship Strategy

The story of the Evolution of St. Peter’s  By the Sea (Sitka, Alaska) Multi-Format Worship Strategy June 18, 2011 Sometimes a system evolves almost unnoticed by those who participate in it. But frequently there is a logic or principle at the … Continue reading

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Epiphany, 3rd Sunday (01-22-2017)

January 22, 2017 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, Earlier this week we spent a pleasant evening visiting one of my wife’s childhood friends. The meal and conversation were enjoyable. What is most … Continue reading

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Epiphany Sunday After (2017)

January 15, 2017 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, As I sit here on an early January winter morn I am reminded of the importance of the season of returning light. For me, … Continue reading

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