Category Archives: Rector’s Ruminations

“A Taxing Time”

Rector’s Ruminations for May 2011 A couple of weeks ago, along with millions of other Americans, we settled up with the IRS by paying our 2010 tax bill.  At about the same time, I received a copy of The Christian … Continue reading

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“In the wake of the quake”

April 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations Our prayers and support for Japan continue as our Japanese sisters and brothers struggle to cope with the largest disaster since the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The 9.0 earthquake off the country’s northeast … Continue reading

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My birthday gift: On the Rails and about the Rails

March 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations As we depart the Sacramento station on the Coast Starlight, we pass a deserted Southern Pacific warehouse and a small wave of bittersweet nostalgia washes over me.  Bitter owing to my love of train travel … Continue reading

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Rector’s Annual Report for 2010

February 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations My ruminations this month consist of my Rector’s Report to the Annual Meeting, January 23rd 2011: I began my report to you last year by quoting a portion of The Catechism entitled “The Ministry” with … Continue reading

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Epiphany

January 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations Epiphany, which we celebrate this month on the sixth of January and which continues as a season through March eighth and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, translates from the Greek as “manifestation.”  Those … Continue reading

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Emergent Church?

December 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations Is Emmanuel Parish an “Emergent Church”?  I recently came across an article entitled, “The Emergent Church in Anglican Perspective by The Reverend Dr. William S. Brosend, who teaches at St. Luke’s Seminary at The University … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Outreach- 2010

November 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations In my column last month I recounted some of the highlights of our ministry at Emmanuel over the past year.  A few of you were interested and also appreciative of the fact that we support … Continue reading

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Rector’s Annual Report for 2009

February 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations According to The Book of Common Prayer (p. 856), “The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the … Continue reading

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On Health

October 2009 – Rector’s Ruminations From our founding, we as a nation have espoused the notion that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are inalienable rights. Today at least 45 million people in our country are without the most … Continue reading

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Emmanuel’s Accomplishments and Highlights – 2010

October 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations Last month I received a request from The Reverend Andrea McMillin, our Mt. Baker Region representative to Diocesan Council, asking for highlights and information about parishes in our region.  In putting together a list of … Continue reading

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