Browsing the November 2015 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

A Message from Our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 11/27/15

My Dear Parish Family,

At this point in the year it is almost winter with shorter daylight hours, changing weather patterns  and increased busy-ness as we shop, bake, clean, decorate, etc. New seasons always call for adjustments - not just in clocks, clothing and calendars but also in the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 11/20/15

My Dear Parish Family,

Most of us have little or no experience whatsoever with kings and queens, royalty and pomp, wealth and power.  Yet, royal people and things fascinate us.  The tabloids are filled with the exploits of royals—both their foibles and their more serious exercise of power.  This ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 11/13/15

My Dear Parish Family,

After a hard, cold, difficult winter, how welcome is the greening of late Spring into early Summer! The rhythms of nature affect us, capture us, direct us. Even when we do not pay conscious attention to them, we are drawn into their changes. In nature,  ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 11/06/15

My Dear Parish Family,

When Jesus chose his disciples, they were not yet willing to take the risk of giving all, no matter what the cost. The disciples try to dissuade Jesus from his passion and death and in the end abandon him in his hour of need. In ... Read More »