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Only the Lonely

Quarantine.  Isolation.  Social Distancing.  Six Feet Apart.  No Visitors. Last Goodbyes on Facetime.  The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg One of the sadder and crueler repercussions of the coronavirus lockdown is that it has exacerbated a pre-existing condition for many Americans. Before the virus struck, there was already an epidemic of loneliness [...]

The Holy Work of Loving God and Neighbor

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster On a typical Confirmation Sunday, there are a thousand tangible instructions: sit, stand, walk, go, sing, speak. People ask, "What should I wear?" Family travel from sometimes literally across the globe (as near and far as France, Spain, Australia, Boston, Denver, Florida, Lake Forest, and Warwick [...]

2020-05-02T16:31:45-05:00Church Stories, Confirmation, Worship|

Easter Us

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest When Jesus entered Jerusalem in the last week of his life, people shouted “hosanna.” With relief their prayers had been answered. How quickly he went from savior to criminal and later corpse. Three days later, in the early morning silence, several women experienced the shock of Jesus’ [...]