Advent and Christmas Schedule

Advent is a period of preparation, extending over four Sundays, before Christmas.  The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. This refers, first of all, to our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; but…

Pastor’s Notes

We move into the second week of Lent. And, if you are off to a good start, bravo! Like his apostles, the Teacher has much to tell you on the mountaintop.  If you have yet to begin the climb, you can play catch-up. Jesus…

Pastor’s Notes

Remember the tune of this summer hit from Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 Album Simple Pleasures?  The weekend’s gospel says something like it, “do not worry about your life.” Much of the rest of St. Matthew’s text is concerned with the issue of anxiety or undue…