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Sermon for 11/1/2020: Can we find our future in the past?

All Saints 11/1/2020 Ps. 34:1 – 10, 22           Revelations 7:9 – 17      I John 3:1 – 3    Matthew 5:1 – 12   O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow the blessed saints …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 10/31/20

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Because of the hold which Covid-19 has imposed on our assembly, I recalled mid-week that I had not engaged in my/our semi-annual ritual of reminding each other of the time change, presently from summer to fall (back!).  That humorous ritual, like many others in our faith community, was …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 10/24/20

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Admittedly, a sense of normalcy seems to have set in: Zoom meetings; pastoral connections via email, telephone calls, and handwritten notes to and on your and our communal behalf; and visits to our church grounds and buildings.  I rush to assure you that on my part, I have …