Pastor’s Notes

Baptism Crescendo The crescendo of a symphony is its emotional peak. The crescendo of the Christmas Season is this weekend’s feast. It is one of the most significant epiphanies. The disciples of Jesus remember and celebrate his baptism. It opened up the significance of…

Pastor’s Notes

“God Showing Off” “Manifestation.” It is a big word. But Christmas without Epiphany is not finished. We have seen Bumper Stickers over the past years about SAVING CHRISTMAS. Perhaps that is much more than putting crèches in our civic buildings. To take it back…

Pastor’s Notes

DIVINE FAMILY LIVES Sometimes I think we idealize the Holy Family. Or remember their story selectively. But the Scriptures of this Sunday immediately after Christmas indicates otherwise. This family, like…” every family,” Katherine Hepburn said in “A Lion in Winter,“ has its problems.” A…