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Speaking of Dying

In my experience, speaking of dying is a beautiful, gracious, life giving thing to do. Most of us are reluctant to talk about death or dying and sometimes we will even deny the truth to avoid facing our own or a loved one’s death. Over the years I have been with many families as someone…

A Gift for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Dear Parish Members, I am deeply grateful for having the opportunity to screen our film, Speaking of Dying at your parish and to have Father Marshall’s interest and enthusiasm for the Heartwork model of end-of-life planning. As you may know, death is an important mystery in all our lives. The fear of death or the…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bill Britton

Part 1 – Mugwump the Magnificent I was in the 6th grade Sunday school class at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park Illinois. It was 1947. Our teacher was Mr. Hefner. He had assigned the burning bush story, beginning at Exodus 3:1, etc I read the account. Mr. Hefner had accepted the challenge of convincing…

Personal Epiphany Stories

On the Feast of the Epiphany we celebrate the arrival of the magi from the east who recognized the birth of Christ in their own way, by looking at the stars, and then determinedly followed the star to seek out the new king, ultimately finding the baby Jesus with his parents Mary and Joseph. In our own lives, we are sometimes blessed…

Eternal Light, Shine Into Our Hearts

As I write this we are in the tenth day of Christmas. I guess we should expect 10 lords a leaping. That classic song, the 12 Days of Christmas, has a fanciful list of gifts for each day of Christmas and it reminds us that Christmas is too big for a single day. We have…

The Work of Christmas Begins

The Work of Christmas Begins Have you ever gone into a Christmas themed gift shop in July? As much as we love Christmas, the decorations, angels, Santas, and other paraphernalia are somehow wrong six months later. The wonder of Christmas is not the stuff or the decorations but the spirit of love and generosity expressed…

Camp United We Stand Current needs list

Funds for operational expenses: honey buckets, garbage pick-up service, electricity, water, and move expenses (truck rentals and dump fees). Small ticket items: Food (especially milk, protein, and fresh produce). Baby wipes Spare clothes Spare blankets Winter wear Gloves Hats Thick socks Thermal underwear (long johns) Hand & toe warmers Medium ticket items: Tarps (16×24, 20×30,…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bobbie Oxford

“When thou commandest me to sing it seems that my heart would break with joy; and I look into thy face, and tears come to my eyes. I know thou takest pleasure in my singing., and call thee friend who art my lord.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings On a cold, snowy morning near…

Hidden Gifts

In her sermon last Sunday, the Rev. Carola von Wrangle shared some delightful stories from her childhood, including one about searching her parents’ house for hidden Christmas presents. One year, as she engaged in her customary search, she found presents for her sisters, but nothing for herself. When she received a beautiful rug for her…

Advent and Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24 Advent 4 Holy Eucharist: 8 am Christmas Pageant: 10 am Christmas Eve: 10 pm at the Henry Chapel. Click here for directions to the chapel. Christmas Day: 10am at St. Dunstan’s