New Life Episcopal Church

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Deacon’s Dismissal

Feed my children

I found myself once in the company of a nun who was showing a church youth group the ins and outs of a soup kitchen. The youth were to cook and serve a hot meal to the gathering throng of hungry men, women and children who waited just outside the front door. A young man…

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For everything there is a season

“I don’t do much ministry. I should do more, I know it. I am just so busy with work and family and taking care of things.” A parishioner said this to me one recent Sunday. It was a needed reminder for me that our ministries come and go with the seasons of our lives. Not…

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All things are made new again

I carry in the glove box of my car a point-and-shoot 35mm camera. It is old and rough and precisely the right camera for photos I take from the driver’s window at red lights or pulled over on a gravel road. I am drawn, with this old camera, to photograph the wreckage and disarray of…

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Free at last

I recall those grainy, black and white television images of Martin Luther King standing at the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, fist raised, animated, speaking to that great assembly. So many had come from across the country to hear Dr. King’s words but the television in my home had…

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Go in Peace

When I was a boy my family lived on the British island of Antigua. I recall Dr. Lucius Wynter, an ophthalmologist who could set broken bones. He was of African descent and a Knight in the Order of the British Empire. With a fine baritone that moved between proper British and island patios, he greeted…

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