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Youth Sunday

One of the greatest blessings of serving as the Bishop of ECMN is getting to support and spend time with our young people. Whether at youth groups, youth retreats, camp, Breck or Shattuck-St. Mary’s, we have incredible young people who are being the Beloved Community to one another and in the world. They are gifted, … More Youth Sunday
Wed, 15 May 2019 14:16:36 +0000

Making Joyful Noise

  One of the greatest blessings of Easter is the incredible music in the Easter Sunday service. Like Christmas Eve, the seasonal music proclaims with great clarity why we are gathering. On Easter, we sing: “Hail thee, festival day! Blest day that art hallowed forever; day wherein Christ arose, breaking the kingdom of death.” One … More Making Joyful Noise
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:01:44 +0000

Living Easter Every Day

Maybe it’s the warmth of gathering with friends and family. Maybe it’s a favorite hymn that continues to play in your head. Maybe you’re still enjoying the leftovers of a wonderful feast. My sincerest hope is that you are feeling a deep sense of God’s love for you manifested in our Easter acclimation: Alleluia, Christ … More Living Easter Every Day
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:55:21 +0000


When I was about ten years old I told my best friend that I wanted him to be my best man at my wedding. I have no idea what exactly precipitated the conversation. However, I am clear what my motivations were. Zeb was my best friend, but he was also so much more. He was … More Companionship
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:28:16 +0000

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