Journey to Generosity

This year’s Stewardship theme is “Journey to Generosity.” I began to think about what the words “Journey” and “Generosity” mean and what they should mean to me.

Sabbatical Summer Reflection

The summer flew by, as it always does, and yet it also seems like she’s been away for an eternity.

The Gift of Time and Wonder: Stella Maris

Stella Maris is an ancient Latin title for Mary which means Star of the Sea. The title was used in early church hymns to describe Mary as a guiding star on the way to Christ. In the 12C., Bernard of Clairvaux urged his followers to "look to…

Laborers in The Harvest: Traveling With No Purse, No Shoes and No Bag

St. Peter's parishioners, Ginger and Angie, tell of their experiences 'Going Local' at the Livingston National Night Out.

The Gift of Time and Wonder: The Old Country

June 15, 2017. One of my sabbatical goals is to visit with family, something I don't often get to do because of distance and our busy lives. This past week, I flew to Madison, Wisconsin, to see my older sister, Rebecca, and my brother, Jonathan. Rebecca…

Dwelling in the Chapel: Peace be with You

Today we gathered in our Chapel for our 9am Morning Prayer Service. We have recently “updated” our space with new carpeting and an air conditioning unit. The cozy space seats 12 and the past two weeks we have filled every seat. Sitting there…

The Gift of Time and Wonder: Hail, Mary

June 8, 2017.  The final week I spent on retreat at Holy Cross Monastery in the Hudson River Valley was filled with the wonder of how God knows, and provides for, our needs. In my reading, writing and prayer I found myself yearning for images…

Sabbatical: A Time of Renewal

Here at St. Peter’s we are in our 5th week of Rector Elizabeth’s Sabbatical — and all is well. In an attempt to stay connected to each other during this time, we have developed a blog on our website to share our stories and keep in touch. So…

The Gift of Time and Wonder.

May 30, 2017 Wonder. noun. A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Wonder. verb. Desire or be curious to know something. Time of Wonder is a 1957 book by Robert…

Amazing Connection Found Between Acquaintances

How 'Going Local' helped me discover an amazing connection between acquaintances. — Ruth Portela