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Sunday of the Passion – What Would Jesus Do? – April 5, 2020

Join in the procession around your living room or kitchen waving your own leafy branch from your yard. Remember that palms are a very recent way of celebrating Passion Sunday. Our English translation of the passage from Matthew in the Liturgy of the Palms refers to “branches from trees,” and indeed while palm trees grew in Jericho, near the Dead Sea, and along the coast near Jaffa, Caesarea Maritima, and Akko, there were no palm trees in Jerusalem or Bethphage until the late 20th century. The “leafy branches” could very well have been olive branches, which were and are still common in that area.

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Lent 4 – That God’s Works Might Be Revealed in Us – March 22, 2020

I know that this is tough to hear. But this is also a time for creativity and imagination, and there are people all around us who are doing amazingly kind things every day. God shows up in our responses to adversity — in our life-giving choices of patience and generosity. We can certainly stay busy counting all the things we can’t do now, or that aren’t safe for us, but I don’t think that we’ll be very happy doing that. But when, through our imagination and creativity, we find joy and wonder in new ways of being together during times of social distancing and quarantine, the glory of God is revealed.

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Lent 3 – Finding Jesus – March 15, 2020

Roger Bullard and Della+ were classmates in seminary. He completes his study and formation at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in May. He is a ‘second career’ seminarian, following a commercial career in advertising, consumer products, and, finally, executive recruitment. Roger’s path to his Master of Divinity at Yale engaged him in hospital chaplaincy, pastoral care, and parish life. He serves on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, and has an extensive background in parish governance at his former parish in Greenwich. Following graduation he will pursue ministry of lay leadership, pastoral care, and adult Christian education.

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