Devotional: Feast of St. James

Morning Office Readings: Psalms 33, 34; Jeremiah 16:14-21; Mark 1:14-20 Today is the Feast of St. James the Greater, James the son of Zebedee. Possibly the first apostle to...

Blessing of the Backpacks

Students and educators of all ages– from preschoolers to grad students and beyond– are invited to bring their book bags, backpacks, totes, etc.

Devotional: Independence Day

July 4, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 33; Ecclesiasticus 10:1-8,12-18; James 5:7-10 It is my sincerest hope that you are all reading this devotional while preparing for the festivities...

Devotional: Ascension Day

Daily Office readings: Psalms 8, 47; Daniel 7:9-14; Hebrews 2:5-18; Matthew 28:16-20 “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Why must there...

Devotional: Maundy Thursday

March 24, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 102, Lamentations 2:10-18; 1 Corinthians 10:14-17,11:27-32; Mark 14:12-25 Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection—what we call the Paschal Mystery—it’s a sweeping, epic story. We enter it...

Devotional: Wednesday in Holy Week

March 23, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 155; Lamentations 2:1-9; 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11, Mark 12:1-11 Yesterday I was honored to be the guest preacher at First Methodist for one of their Holy Week...

Devotional: Tuesday in Holy Week

March 22, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 6, 12; Lamentations 1:17-22; 2 Corinthians 1:8-22; Mark 11:27-33 Psalm 12 is a community lament.  The gathered worshippers are asking God for help...

Devotional: Monday in Holy Week

March 21, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 51; Lamentations 1:1-2,6-12; 2 Corinthians 1:1-7; Mark 11:12-25 It’s no lie; thinking about Holy Week is never on my mind until Good Friday,...

Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 5

March 18, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 22; Exodus 9:13-35; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Mark 10:32-45 When I read the story of Moses stretching out his arms and God sending thunder,...

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