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...

30 Mar

From the Pastor’s Desk

Dear Friends, Our experiment with hybrid worship is officially off the ground and all things considered, it went very well indeed.  It was exciting to have people back in the sanctuary waving palms on Palm Sunday.  It was a delight to have Children’s Time with a...

10 Mar

Stations of the Cross

March 9, 2021 Dear Friends, This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent which means that Holy Week is right around the corner.  As with all things in this pandemic-laden year, our observance of Holy Week will be different than in the past.  A virtual “Stations of...

04 Mar

New Month & New Plans

Dear Friends, The calendar has turned to a new page and with it, we are moving into high gear at Calvary.  On March 28, Palm Sunday, we will transition to hybrid worship.  What do I mean by “hybrid worship?”  I’m so glad you asked!  Because over...

16 Feb

From the Pastor’s Desk..Entering Lent

Dear Friends, Thank you for a wonderful congregational meeting on Sunday.  It was a treat to hear your voices and see your faces.  Thank you for taking care of Calvary’s essential business.  You have demonstrated yet again that even a global pandemic cannot stop us from...

09 Feb

An Invitation to Lent

Dear Friends, I have hit the “Covid-19 wall,” and as it turns out, I am not alone.  Last week, a clergy friend directed me to an online article that described how adrenaline has helped us push through the first several months of this pandemic.  But human...