Weekly Reflections

Spiritual reflections from the clergy

On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

Last Sunday we sang a fun little song for the Incarnation Choir during Coffee Hour. It was the choir’s final Sunday before breaking for the summer, so we were happy to honor them with "Adieu and Bon Voyage." Thomas Reefer, our Interim Music Director, wrote...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

Earlier this week, I officiated my grandmother’s funeral in Scooba, Mississippi, a town with a population of around 650 people. For its small size, Scooba boasts several churches, including my grandmother’s Presbyterian church, which is on the same street as...

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On the Mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

On the mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee  Tomorrow, we will have a new bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. At 11 a.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Matthew Heyd will be ordained and consecrated "Bishop Coadjutor," with...

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On the mind of the Rev. Deacon Denise LaVetty…

“All the mothers in the congregation, please stand up.” I froze at these words that Sunday in church, sitting alongside my 10-year-old stepson.  He was my stepson since he was five and living under my roof and I was struggling daily, trying to be a mother to...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

My Great Aunt Ruth was known in our family for many things — her hospitality, her homemade biscuits, her prayers before meals (which often included singing the doxology), just to name a few. But what we most remember is her frequent refrain, “Be still.” It...

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