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Faith in the time of Corona (COVID-19)

We offer here a series of inspirational reflections, meditations, and images from our church community to help comfort and inspire us during this unprecedented time:

December 2020

December 3 - Advent Reflection - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
December 2 - Advent Pearl Meditation - Alexandra MacCracken (Link HERE)

November 2020

November 30 - Fall Life Snapshots - Christine Brooks (Link HERE)
November 26
- Fall Life Snapshots - Brian and Luanne Obert (Link HERE)
November 23
- Fall Life Snapshots - Amy Brown (Link HERE)
November 19
- Fall Life Snapshots - Elizabeth and John Hedley (Link HERE)
November 16
- Fall Life Snapshots - Patti Boerger (Link HERE)
November 12
- Fall Life Snapshots - Dottie and Don Stone (Link HERE)
November 9
- Fall Life Snapshots - Susan Stager (Link HERE)
November 5
- Art - Take This Cup - Kathleen Kinsolving (Link HERE)
November 3
- Fall Life Snapshots - Shobhana Verghese (Link HERE)
November 2
- Fall Life Snapshots - The Krogh Family (Link HERE)

October 2020

October 29 - What Defines a Christian in 2020? - Lillian O'Connell (Link HERE)
October 26
- Fall Life Snapshots - Lisa Greenwood (Link HERE)
October 22
- Art - Painted Rock Art Stump - Mike Croghan (Link HERE)
October 21
- The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
October 19
- My Boot Camp - Sabina Joe (Link HERE)
October 15
- Art - Beauty will save the world - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
October 12
- Art - Barbara Flanagan's Deep Dish Apple Pie - Christa Hyland (Link HERE)
October 5
- Creation Care - Margaret Bain (Link HERE)
October 1 - Art - Fiona O. (Link HERE)

September 2020

September 29 - Recovery Month - Another Kind of Surrender (Link HERE)
September 28
- Creation Care - Margaret Bain (Link HERE)
September 24
- Scripture - What scripture passages reach out and grab you? - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
September 23
- Art - Aidan B. (Link HERE)
September 22
- Recovery Month - This time I’m really gonna’ try... (Link HERE)
September 21
- Creation Care - A Sweet Smelling Gift form the Soil - Jane Schmiedekamp (Link HERE)
September 17
- Scripture - A Meditation on Galatians 3:28 - Laura M. Hogan (Link HERE)
September 16
- Art - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
September 15
- Recovery Month - Nothing Will Be Able to Separate Us (Link HERE)
September 14
- Creation Care - Birding on Holy Comforter’s Sacred Ground - Joni Langevoort (Link HERE)
September 10
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 46:10 - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
September 9
- Art - Mark S. (Link HERE)
September 8
- Recovery Month - Came to Believe (Link HERE)
September 7
- Creation Care - The Role of the Creation Care Committee (Link HERE)
September 3
- Scripture - A Meditation on Isaiah 52:7 - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
September 2
- Art - The Dead - Barbara Maniha (Link HERE)
September 1
- Recovery Month - Alexandra MacCracken (Link HERE)

August 2020

August 31 - Mystical Moments in a Time of Covid - Dan Harris (Link HERE)
August 27
- Sacred Ground - Laura M. Hogan (Link HERE)
August 26
- Sacred Ground - When is Someday? - Norma Williamson (Link HERE)
August 25
- Sacred Ground - Laura M. Hogan (Link HERE)
August 24
- Sacred Ground - The Day I Realized I Am White - Julie Nutter (Link HERE)
August 20
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 46:10 - The Rev. Jon Strand (Link HERE)
August 19
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 118:24 - The Rev. Jon Strand (Link HERE)
August 18
- Deer Knowledge - Barbara Maniha (Link HERE)
August 17
- Creation Care - Jane Schmiedekamp (Link HERE)
August 13
- Kids' Art Show - Makenna P. (Link HERE)
August 12
- Kids' Art Show - Adam P. (Link HERE)
August 11
- Kids' Art Show - Makenna P. (Link HERE)
August 10
- Kids' Art Show - Adam P. (Link HERE)
August 6
- Creation Care - Margaret Bain (Link HERE)
August 5
- Creation Care - Margaret Bain (Link HERE)
August 4
- Creation Care - Creation Care Committee (Link HERE)
August 3 - Creation Care - For the Beauty of the Earth (Link HERE)

July 2020

July 30 - Russ van der Veer (Link HERE)
July 29
- A Celtic Blessing - Mike Croghan (Link HERE)
July 28
- Scripture - Make a Joyful Noise with Psalm 150 - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
July 27
- Christa Hyland (Link HERE)
July 23
- Movement as Meditation: We Are One - Celestine Jones (Link HERE)
July 22
- Laura M. Hogan (Link HERE)
July 21
- Adapted from the Rev. Kathy Guin's "Living Hope" retreat (Link HERE)
July 20
- Needs vs. Wants - Cassandra Bosco (Link HERE)
July 16
- It is Well - Mike Croghan (Link HERE)
July 15
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 13 - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
July 14
- Bunny van der Veer (Link HERE)
July 13
- Judith Bowers (Link HERE)
July 9
- The Kayaking Moment of Truth - The Rev. Kathy Guin (Link HERE)
July 8
- Shelia Creswell (Link HERE)
July 7
- Frances Sullinger (Link HERE)
July 6
- Richard Fitzsimmons (Link HERE)
July 2
- Joni Langevoort (Link HERE)
July 1
- Tom Riley (Link HERE)

June 2020

June 30 - Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 139 - Norma Williamson (Link HERE)
June 29
- Sherryl Dorch (Link HERE)
June 25
- Poem by Kip Brailey (Link HERE)
June 24
- The Saints (Link HERE)
June 23
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 127 - The Rev. Jon Strand (Link HERE)
June 22
- Scripture - A Mantra for Liminal Spaces - Charles Graybeal (Link HERE)
June 18
- Yes Emily, dogs DO go to heaven - Mark Schmitt (Link HERE)
June 17
- Randy McGuire (Link HERE)
June 16
- Scripture - A Meditation on Psalm 42 - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
June 15
- Daniel Dent (Link HERE)
June 11
- A Reflection from our Clergy - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
June 10
- Reflection on a Turtle's Journey (Link HERE)
June 9
- Scripture - A Guided Meditation on Psalm 46:10 (Link HERE)
June 8
- Sabina Joe (Link HERE)
June 4
- Tamara Gordon (Link HERE)
June 3
- A Reflection from our Youth - Samantha P. (Link HERE)
June 1
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Embrace the Chaos of the “New Normal” - F. Scott Arnold (Link HERE)

May 2020

May 28 - Andrew Eastman (Link HERE)
May 27
- Paintings by Corinne Mertes (Link HERE)
May 26
- Amy Heard (Link HERE)
May 25
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Jason Crum (Link HERE)
May 21
- A Reflection from our Staff - Tom Gadell (Link HERE)
May 20
- Love - Linda Lee Malone (Link HERE)
May 19
- A Violin Meditation - Alexandra MacCracken (Link HERE)
May 18
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Lynne Brents (Link HERE)
May 14
- A Reflection from our Staff - Liz Bleich (Link HERE)
May 13
- Thanks Dad - Carl Riedy (Link HERE)
May 12
- A Reflection from our Youth - Cailean G. (Link HERE)
May 11
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Lizzy Norcott (Link HERE)
May 7
- A Reflection from our Staff - Lesson Learned - Linda Meyers (Link HERE)
May 6
- Sacred Dance: The Bells of Norwich - Celestine Jones (Link HERE)
May 5
- A Reflection from our Clergy - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
May 4
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Kari Govan (Link HERE)
May 2
- Linda Gamboa (Link HERE)

April 2020

April 30 - A Reflection from our Staff - David Kelley (Link HERE)
April 29
- Kathleen Kinsolving (Link HERE)
April 28
- A Reflection from our Youth - Isobel M. (Link HERE)
April 27
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Linda Khan (Link HERE)
April 25
- A Reflection from our Clergy - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
April 23
- A Reflection from our Staff - Consciousness - Elys McLean (Link HERE)
April 22
- COVID-19: Humanity's Last Chance? - Joan Johnson (Link HERE)
April 21
- Easter 2020 - Mike Croghan (Link HERE)
April 20
- A Reflection from our Vestry - JOY in Our Time - Zara Harris (Link HERE)
April 18
- Mary Coulombe (Link HERE)
April 16
- A Reflection from our Staff - Peggy Miller (Link HERE)
April 15
- Joanne Menke (Link HERE)
April 14
- A Reflection from our Youth - Connor D. (Link HERE)
April 13
- A Reflection from our Vestry - Shaken and Stirred - Morgan Hanzlik (Link HERE)
April 9
- A Reflection from our Seniors - Marion Rhode (Link HERE)
April 9 - A Reflection from our Staff - Brynn Pacitti (Link HERE)
April 8 - Kathy Guin (Link HERE)
April 7 - A Reflection from our Youth - Owen S. (Link HERE)
April 6 - A Reflection from our Vestry - James Abbott (Link HERE)
April 4 - A Reflection from our Clergy - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
April 3 - Candace Dibblee (Link HERE)
April 2 - A Reflection from our Staff - Denis McMullan (Link HERE)
April 1 - Reflections of Isolation on a Submarine - Eric Krogh (Link HERE)

March 2020

March 31 - A Reflection from our Youth - Susan W. (Link HERE)
March 30 - A Reflection from our Vestry - Jon Collom (Link HERE)
March 28 - Prayer for a Pandemic (Link HERE)
March 26 - Jesus and anxiety (Link HERE)
March 25 - Deep Peace Movement Meditation - Celestine Jones (Link HERE)
March 24 - Making Room - Patti Boerger (Link HERE)
March 23 - Staying Connected in a Time of Physical Distancing - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
March 21 - Loss upon loss - The Rev. Ann Gillespie (Link HERE)
March 19 - It IS a Gift to be Simple - Lolly Mixter (Link HERE)
March 18 - Psalm 131 (Link HERE)
March 17 - Reflections from a Therapist on Managing this Anxious Time - Amy R. Heard (Link HERE)
March 16 - Pandemic Poem (Link HERE)
March 15 - Reflection on life without Sunday Services in our Sanctuary - Christa Hyland (Link HERE)
March 14 - A Reflection on the Gospel for Lent 3 - The Rev. Jackie Thomson (Link HERE)
March 13 - Reflections by Parishioners (Link HERE)
March 12 - Day 1: Social Distancing Diaspora - The Rev. Jon Strand (Link HERE)