16 Jun

Sabbatical? What Sabbatical?

Dear friends, As promised, this week I will share more details about the upcoming sabbatical.  But first, a good question to consider is:  what is a sabbatical and why are we doing this?   The PC(USA), like a lot of church denominations (as well as many universities), recognizes...

10 Jun

Let’s Talk Sabbatical!

Dear friends, “Running the race” turns out to be an apt theme for this summer, as I am now racing the clock, trying to get ready for the start of the sabbatical.  My “to do” list is lengthy, and I am working diligently to get each...

03 Jun

It’s Been a Year, God

Litany from the May 25, 2021 National Capital Presbytery Worship Service Adapted from The Well Preaching Group It’s been a year, God.Maybe not for you, but that’s a long time for us to go without a lifeline.Because we trust your love above all else,we take a moment to...

25 May

Running the Race!

Dear friends, I am excited to announce that this week we are launching the Calvary summer reading plan! Both adults and children will be “running the race” of faith as we dig into the Bible together over the next few weeks.  Just as a marathon is...

19 May

Gathered in the Spirit

Dear Friends, It was a real gift to be with my family in Denver for Mother’s Day.  Thank you, Gene Kendall and Mary Pullen, for covering the pulpit while I was away.  I heard wonderful reports of both worship services, technical difficulties notwithstanding.  And my thanks...

27 Apr

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

Dear Friends, The feather flags have been installed.  The side door has been repainted, along with the trim on all the windows that face North Kings Highway and School Street.  With the “Lift Every Voice and Sing” banner and the work that has been done in...

20 Apr

Engage, Learn, Disagree & Explore

___________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,  The death of George Floyd on May 25th last year propelled discussions of race and systemic racism to the forefront of American life.  The images of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck were impossible to ignore or escape.  As I sit...

13 Apr

Unrelenting Hope

Dear Friends, My emotions have been all over the place lately.  On Monday I received my second vaccine shot, and I was flooded with relief, gratitude, and joy.  It feels like I just won a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, and I am counting down...

06 Apr

From the Pastor’s Desk (Yay Bears!)

Dear Friends, Do I need to tell you that I am on Cloud Nine today?  Monday night my alma mater prevailed to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  With apologies to Gonzaga fans, Baylor’s stifling defense and electric offense were fun to watch.  And just a...

01 Apr

Stations of the Cross

This year we offer a virtual, downloadable "Stations of the Cross" experience for Holy Week. These six stations walk us through Jesus’ final hours, moving from the Garden of Gethsemane, to Jesus’ arrest, to his crucifixion and burial, to Saturday, the day of waiting.  A...