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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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February 2, 2017 Candlemas Have you noticed the return of light? A little more light in the morning, light a little later in the afternoon – every day, a little more. It gladdens the heart. Today is Groundhog Day, which is supposed to let us know whether to prepare for an early spring, or settle […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—January 26, 2017

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“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” — Micah 6:8 The Prophet Micah lived during the 8th century BCE, somewhere near Jerusalem. Many of his oracles, and writings, like other […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—January 19, 2017

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It is the day before the inauguration of the 45th President of these United States of America. We expect, as citizens of this country, that this will be a peaceful transition of power – though we know that this year may be different in many ways. So we, as people of God, continue to pray […]