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Posts by Heather Blackstone

STEDY – January 16, 2019

It was a simple phone call, the type sisters make to each other all the time. Mine was calling to see if I liked the plates I had bought from this one particular store and was curious if they were worth the price. After a few minutes and knowing my sister, I could tell the call was more about getting permission than…

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

The Profile Committee, consisting of Laureen Chang, Kimberly Schugart, Cynthia and Larry Shulte, Bill Youngblood and Michael Harrigian, is working on the parish profile. The goal is to have a draft of the profile available for Vestry review at its February meeting, then submit it to the Diocese for approval and publish it for prospective candidates by April 1st. The profile will…

STEDY, January 9, 2019

Isaiah 43b:1-2 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the…

STEDY, January 3, 2019

The Journey Of The Magi by T. S. Eliot A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer…

THE EPIPHANY – January 6, 2019

Happy New Year from St. Edmund’s! As we begin another trip around the sun, please enjoy this prayer: Lord, You make all things new. You bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this new year and for all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us A mighty flame so that…

STEDY – December 19, 2018

I really should remember where it came from as my mother always added that piece to the tail end of her lecture of why I shouldn’t be playing with her beloved nativity set. It was old and either belonged to a family member or my mother had gotten it when she lived in Italy – I don’t know and as a kid…

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT – December 23, 2018

As the nights grow longer, our advent wreath gets brighter. As we remember the story of Mary whose journeys were full of difficulties as well as blessings, let us remember those who are also struggling this year. May God use each of us to the blessing and to be the answer to prayers that are circling all around us. – FOURTH SUNDAY…

STEDY – December 12, 2018

It’s hard not to be distracted by a light, particularly when there is a change to a light. Perhaps that is why we have chosen to use it to communicate so many different things. When one is flashing on your phone you know someone has left a message. When lights flash at a theater we know that it’s time to return to…

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT December 16, 2018

Sunday evening was filled with beautiful music with our annual service of Lessons and Carols. There is no better way to begin the Christmas season then by hearing God’s words through scripture and song. Thank you to Rob Hovencamp for serving as Choirmaster and organist. Thank you to all the soloists, readers, the sound technician and the hospitality committee who provided a…