From Rev. Clarence & the Wardens, 5/30/21

Season of Pentecost 2021 REOPENING: SUNDAY, 6 JUNE 2021 The Celebration of the Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Dear Members and Friends, With songs of praise and thanksgiving on our tongues, we write to announce that the doors of our beloved parish, St. James …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/29/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, You find attached not my usual 2-hour long sermon, a.k.a. brief reflections on the lectionary of the day.  Rather, you find two attachments [see separate posting], pages one and two, of a letter which, so hope I, will bring you as much indescribable joy, as the writing thereof …

Sermon, 5/23/21. Pentecost: What Tongue Do We Speak?

Pentecost Psalm 104:25–35, 37; Acts 2:1–21; Romans 8:22–27; John 15:26–27, 16:4b–15      “In vino veritas”, “in wine is the truth.” Zenchio, Greek Philosopher      Others said contemptuously, ‘They have been drinking!’  Acts 2:13 But does such an accusation make the truth any less valid or applicable?  It was an almost too casual comment, which my …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/22/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Although constrained this week by only two Zoom meetings, this week has not been without a truly exciting and positive development.  On Thursday, 20 May, our diocesan and suffragan bishops posted a Pastoral Letter and Updated COVID-19 Guidelines to all clergy and congregational and diocesan leadership.  As this …