Category Worship

Rector’s Blog: Another Day, O Lord…

Another day, O Lord… By Father Charlie The following prayer is one of my favorites. It’s tucked away in the service for the Ministration to the Sick (BCP, 461). The prayer sits quietly… its wisdom building and building… In the…

Rector’s Blog: Radical Welcome

Dear St. Paul’s family, This past Sunday, we heard Jesus tell two parables. The parables tell of a shepherd who was attending to 100 sheep. One got lost. The shepherd went to great lengths to find the one that was…

Blog: Psalm 121, Journeys, and Angry Cats

I’ve been the Rector of St. Paul’s, Richmond for a little over two weeks. Just prior to that, Matthew and I pulled up stakes in Indiana. We said goodbye to the people of Trinity, Bloomington and headed east. Our cat,…

Weekly Encouragement: A Change in Season

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Have you felt it? There has been a coolness and a dryness in the air for the last several days. We’ve been sleeping with…

Weekly Encouragement: At Home

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Two weekends ago I went home to the area where I grew up. I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and have lived…

Weekly Encouragement: Give us Grace

Weekly Encouragement “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, This past Sunday, a friend of St Paul’s parish honored, through the donation of flowers at the Moses window, the…

Weekly Encouragement: Spiritual Gardening

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Lynn Ellen and I are not great gardeners, nor do we have much bare ground at our home upon which to garden.…

Weekly Encouragement: Creating a Home Altar

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Do you have any kind of a home altar or other place of spiritual focus in your home or garden to be…