Category Archives: Letters Home, by Fr. Dave Elsensohn

This is a series of weekly articles written by Fr. Dave Elsensohn. They intend to adopt the style of a letter to his family, the church.

Letters Home, Feast of the Transfiguration (August 06, 2017)

August 06, 2017 – Feast of the Transfiguration Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, Over the years since I stepped down as rector of St. Peter’s I have experienced a growing need to … Continue reading

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Letters Home, Proper 12 (July 30, 2017)

July 30, 2017 – Proper 12 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, “Just because I said so!” There are no more frustrating words in the English language to a child, especially when they … Continue reading

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Letters Home, Proper 11 (July 23, 2017)

July 23, 2017 – Proper 11 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, Like many others, I grew up in the western United States during the 50s and early 60s. Since I was male, … Continue reading

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Letters Home, Proper 10 (July 16, 2017)

July 16, 2017 – Proper 10 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, Retiring is a strange land for many of us. After working decades and looking toward the moment when our time becomes … Continue reading

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Letters Home, Proper 9 (July 09, 2017)

July 9, 2017 – Proper 9 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, I had a friend I have loved since I was a child. We grew up together, shared many joys and conflicts. … Continue reading

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Letters Home, Proper 8 (July 02, 2017)

July 2, 2017 – Proper 8 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, A few years ago a friend of mine had a major expansion added to his home in Southeast Alaska. I imagine … Continue reading

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Letters Home (Proper 6, June 18 2017)

June 18, 2017 – Proper 6 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends I am convinced that faith is one of the most powerful forces in God’s creation. There are two types of faith: … Continue reading

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