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Dearest Parishioners: Are you happy with the progress of our Church renovation project?  With the first coats of paint now being applied to the Church’s exterior hide, she’s really starting to take shape!  Much work remains on the interior of the “old girl,” but our contractor assures us that we’re “full steam ahead.” Now’s the…

Sponsorship Opportunities

Opportunities still remain if you would like to sponsor any of the various furnishings for the newly renovated church.  Your generosity will further assist us in this endeavor and help to raise money to offset the costs.  Here are the remaining items: Altar – $7,170 (1 giving opportunity) Altar Reredos – $34,794 (1 giving opportunity)…

Journeying with Jesus

Dear Friends: The Stations of the Cross chronicles the last few hours of the life of Jesus Christ and is a way for the faithful to literally walk with the Lord in prayerful gratitude, wonder and awe. Whereas history does not provide us with specific evidence of the very first visual (artistic) articulation of the…

January Construction Update

With a recent “dry” spell, a lot of things are now taking place with regard to our Church renovation and parking lot project. Here are some things that have taken place in recent weeks:   1. The contractor was able to pour concrete footings for the addition to the church building; piers were also recently…

Spies, or Something More?

Dear Friends: Have you ever noticed that we’re comfortable with the magi of the nativity scenes – the dazzling kings whom children dress up as for their pageants. We love to sing about “We Three Kings” of the Orient. But let’s not look past the inescapable conclusion of the Scripture – the Magi were spies….

Losing It!

Have you ever lost something? I’ve spent days looking for the remote for the TV only to realize that I put it in the freezer. How do you feel when you lost something? Imagine losing something precious – imagine losing a child! If you ask the “how could they do that?” question to Mary and…

Radical Imagining

Dear Friends: Have you ever taken the time to simply read the Christmas story? If you haven’t, that’s your homework this week! Read the first few introductory chapters of Luke’s Gospel and pay attention to his rich imagery. You’ll notice something almost immediately before this Gospel – men don’t say much of anything. Luke begins…

The Grace of the Do-Over

Look around today.  It’s Advent isn’t it.  Purple decorations.  Dusted the wreath off.  Familiar hymns.  Salvation Army bell ringers at the store.  Counting the days to Christmas.  Black Friday shopping.  Here we go again. The First Sunday of Advent.  It’s one big do-over!  But even though it might seem monotonous and routine, perhaps that’s the…

November Construction Update

Work continues on site immediately surrounding St. Margaret Church. More progress is evident to prepare the first parking area for paving by removing concrete and by doing other ground improvements. While removing the archway inside the Church, we were pleased to find a jewel — the original window behind the sanctuary still in tact! Fr….

October Construction Update

Construction for the renovation of St. Margaret is now in full swing. This week, contractors removed the three trees to be removed for the project (two in front of the rectory, one in front of the church — weep openly now!), addressed some spooky electrical issues tying the various buildings on the property together, and…