Clergy Letters

Read inspiring reflections from St. David’s clergy each week. Letters are posted on Thursday afternoons.
Find them here, or linked in our Friday morning emails.

Little Resurrections

Now on that same day, the first day of the week, two of the disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself...

We Remember

“He is not here; Jesus is risen! Remember what he told you,” Luke 24:6 Dear People of St. David’s, I pray that you and yours are well in this most important week of the Church year and want to offer a special invitation to you to remember. I invite you to remember the...

Love and Grace Enough

Jesus came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and...

Start With Prayer

Jesus says, “And whenever you pray . . .” Matthew 6:5 Dear People of St. David’s, I pray that you and yours are well and that, like me, you are enjoying these early spring days with the early flowers and blossoms promising more beauty in all of our lives. I’ve been...

Healing Body, Mind, and Soul in Lent

Last Wednesday I sat in the chapel before the weekly Healing Service at 7:30am. I was looking over the service bulletin and marveling at the beauty of the language. You all know that we occasionally use Eucharistic Prayers from Enriching our Worship, a series of texts authorized by The Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 1998. This makes them accessible, but for most of you, invisible! One such treasure is the A Public Service of Healing. It’s public because it isn’t solely between two people, as we used to practice in the corners of the chapel following the reception of Holy Communion. This is an entire service devoted to healing…

Church Performance

We have opportunities to draw close to God and to offer our lives to God every day, of course, but there’s a sweetness to a season when all of us are answering that call to come to God and to be touched by God. Perhaps it’s strength in numbers, but whatever it is I encourage you to allow this season of Lent to help you grow in faith and in the love of God. Last Sunday was an incredible moment in our common life… As we worshiped together and talked with one another, I began to reflect on some aspects of the year just past…

God is Always Near

“God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1 Dear People of St. David’s, I pray that you and yours are safe and well and that you are enjoying the sunshine these longer days are bringing. I’ve missed being with you these...

Can You be a Good Christian Alone?

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:2 I have a quick question for you…Can you be a good Christian alone? I want to encourage you to think about this. In a world that is increasingly trying to separate us from...

Living by Faith and Grace

Today in the Episcopal calendar of saints, we remember the pastor and reformer Martin Luther. While he was not the only person responsible for what we call the Protestant Reformation, his writing and teaching on the Bible and faith were extremely influential in changes in the church in the 1500s. We might recall that he is responsible for nailing a list of 95 theses, or discussion points, to a church door.

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