Communion has special meaning this week – January 31, 2024

"The 'Remembering' of Communion" January 31, 2024 Dear friends and family of Coy Temples, Observing Communion together as the followers of Jesus is always impactful. Recalling that last supper of Jesus with his disciples honors our commitment to remember Christ until we are reunited, either in Heaven or by his return. Yet what if [...]

Communion has special meaning this week – January 31, 20242024-01-31T09:22:55-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 24, 2024

Ken's e-Pistle January 24, 2024 Years ago, Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote in his work, The Manhood of the Master, “The Master prayed as naturally as a sleeping child breathes.” The more I pray, the more I like that phrase.  To me it represents the description of how our prayer should be. Over the years [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 24, 20242024-01-23T11:20:45-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 17, 2024

Ken's e-Pistle January 17, 2024 Old Man Winter is knocking on our collective doors.  As I type this missive, I am sequestered in my study, warmly bound in a wool sweater and looking out across the frozen landscape. The weather reports say that the main roads are passable but the secondary roads remain treacherous.  [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 17, 20242024-01-16T11:21:48-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 10, 2024

Ken's e-Pistle January 10, 2024 We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Coy Temples this past week.  As I mentioned in Worship, he was a remarkable scholar, veteran, barrister, judge, presbyter and friend. My memories of him hail from 10-15 years ago, long before his lengthy decline.  Truth be told, I [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 10, 20242024-01-08T11:38:58-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 3, 2024

Ken's e-Pistle January 3, 2024 Some years back, probably more than I want to remember now, I took a personal retreat at a monastery.  This particular group of religious men observed a discipline called Canonical Hours.  It outlined times of work and prayer in such a way that you became keenly aware of the [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – January 3, 20242024-01-03T10:02:48-05:00
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