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Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—April 20, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain, wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green John Macleod Campbell Crum Hymn 204, Hymnal 1982 ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN! THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!   […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—April 6, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

Palm Sunday is a day of contrasts. We begin with the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with crowds shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” There is great excitement, great festivities surrounding his arrival. Our own procession from the parish hall into the church is a small reminder […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—March 23, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

The light is getting stronger and the snow is gradually melting. The grackles come to the bird feeders in great flocks, scaring away all the other birds, and then they fly off again, and the other birds return. It has been very cold these past couple of days, so the bird feeders have been very […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—March 16, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

The garden at St Thomas is a hub of activity this morning as birds of all sizes and varieties scramble to eat the seed that is strewn across the snow. Some are year round ‘locals’ from our fields and woods; others are traveling through, stopping for a bit by choice or necessity of weather. All […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—March 2, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

Pancakes have been eaten, ashes have been distributed: Lent has begun. For many the decisions about what to ‘give up’ or what to ‘take on’ have been made, and the journey is fully under way. Temptation to break those decisions may still seem to be far away, but the readings for this coming Sunday take […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—March 9, 2017

by St Thomas Episcopal

Nicodemis, a Pharisee, came to Jesus at night. He came, not looking to trip Jesus up, but because he was seeking understanding. He came by night in order to protect himself and his reputation as a Pharisee. The gospel writer also uses the cover of darkness as way of suggesting questioning and disease in the […]