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The Spirituality of Dogs

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Dogs are spiritual beings. Their free-spirited energy is pure and divine. They love and accept us unconditionally. Because of this, they have a direct connection to the spirit. If we let them, they can be our spiritual teachers and healers. Our life’s path and purpose can and often becomes...

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Making Music in a New Normal

Posted by Tim McLellan on

Psalm 100 begins, “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” In case you hadn’t noticed, the choir at St. Bart’s didn’t “choir” as usual this Easter. We haven’t gotten...

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ReGenerating Into Weekly Worship

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

On Mother’s Day weekend (May 9-10), we will be transitioning to three weekend live-stream services. We are adding a contemporary service on Sunday mornings, with the intention of creating a new layer of nuance and variety to our already vibrant offerings. The Saturday 5 p.m. service will...

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How to Love Your Teenager During Quarantine

Posted by Courtney McWilliams on

Needing new ideas to do with your teens? Here are a few fun and even productive ideas:  Clean out the closet. What doesn’t fit anymore or you just don’t wear anymore? Make a donation bag of clothing you don’t need and donate it to those in need. Take out Tuesdays! Take...

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Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Posted by Jim Oakes on

Yoga Nidra provides tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, and increase resiliency while cultivating a sense of inner resourcefulness to support meeting everyday sensations, emotions, thoughts, and joys. iRest©, or Integrative Restoration, is a comprehensive meditation...

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"Live" in Online Worship

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Posted by John-Luke Addison on

As part of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our worship services have now transitioned into online offerings, localized on Facebook and YouTube. We have been learning along the way, with several ‘growing pains’, but ultimately our ‘virtual worship’ has been a...

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Spiritual Communion

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

Many of you have reached out to Father Mark and me to say how you miss having the Eucharist, that sharing in the bread and wine made holy is an important part of your connection to God. We miss it as well. For those of us called to be priests, being able to preside at the Eucharist is a...

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Meditation about the Coronavirus

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Dear Lord, we're still hoping that we'll wake up. We're still hoping we'll peek from under the covers and think, thank God it was just a dream. Just yesterday moms were packing school lunches, children were going off to school, restaurants were open, sports arenas were busy, brides were walking...

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Powerful Connections Made

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

This afternoon Father Mark, and a relatively new member, Jenny, were in our upper parking lot collecting masks to send up to a hospital where Jenny's sister is a doctor in Los Angeles. Apparently the hospital's stock of masks was stolen. Hundreds of new, clean masks were donated. First off...

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Getting Places (or not)

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

This is the third posting on my adventures after foot surgery. Every week or so a new learning. Yesterday I had to take my mother to the doctor. Nothing dire, just a check-up. She is 90 years old, cannot see, and uses a walker. Skip would have normally taken her but he chipped a tooth and had...

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