Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—May 25th, 2017

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Tomorrow is Ascension Day!           Ascension Day falls forty days after Easter, and marks the last of Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances. The lessons focus on the final instructions of Jesus to the disciples, and the beginnings of their ministry and mission. One of my favorite set of verses is from the Acts […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—May 18th, 2017

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In the Gospel for this coming Sunday we read these words: “Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]