Inspirational Comments

Homilies & reflections from our priest & laity

  • Reflection and Prayer for May 27 (5/27/2020) - Do you remember singing the Itsy-bitsy Spider with your parents or grandparents? Perhaps you have fond memories of singing this childhood classic with your own children or grandchildren?  We all know how it goes: The itsy-bitsy spiderClimbed up the water spoutDown came the rainAnd washed the spider outOut came the sunAnd dried up all the Read More ...
  • Reflection for May 26 (5/27/2020) - The notice on my digital calendar reminded me that we had a Parish Council meeting scheduled for tonight. Obviously, those plans have changed. Many, if not all of our plans have changed in these last several weeks. Our lives have all been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Who among us could have predicted Read More ...
  • Video: Ascension of the Lord – Luke 24:44-53; May 24, 2020 (5/25/2020) - Message from Rev’d Elizabeth: With the arrival of Spring, and all the hope and beauty that this season brings, I pray you are all well, happy and healthy. Please join me for worship this morning by clicking on the link below. Once again, St. James Cathedral will be live-streaming worship at 11am if you would Read More ...
  • Daily Prayer and Reflection for May 20 (5/20/2020) - Dear Friends in Christ, How often are we hearing phrases like, “we are experiencing a new normal”, or “nothing will be like it was before?” During this unprecedented time in our life and history, we have been given time to think, pray, feel, and reflect on who we were before the pandemic, and who we Read More ...
  • Video: Stay at Home Spiritual Care for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17 2020 (5/17/2020) - As we begin a new day, at the start of a new week, please join me for worship with a service of Morning Prayer for the 6th Sunday of Easter. You can join me by clicking on the link below. This service will also be made available on the All Saints website. I have likewise provided Read More ...
  • Reflection and Prayer for May 14 (5/14/2020) - Reflection “The simplest, most direct method of creating sacredness into everyday surroundings is cleaning. I know this activity is usually relegated to the realm of drudgery, but it can become a practical means of infusing consciousness into your surroundings. Sacredness is experienced in the qualities of purity, orderliness, balance, and renewal. All of these are Read More ...
  • Prayer for May 13 (5/13/2020) - For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6.) Lord our God, whose light shines out of the darkness and gleams brightly into our hearts, we thank you Read More ...
  • Video: Mother’s Day and the Fifth Sunday of Easter (5/11/2020) - Happy Mother’s Day! For this Fifth Sunday of Easter, I have recorded a service of Morning Prayer. You may join me for worship by clicking on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkTLzvZa_4k I have also included a written reflect for this morning; and Leah Springford has provided our Prayers of the People for today. As we continue on in Read More ...
  • The Sanctuary of Home (5/7/2020) - Recently I received a telephone call from someone who is seeking to share and experience the ritual of a House Blessing. They are not moving into a new home, nor are they leaving the home they live in now. Rather, during this period of Quarantine and Isolation, they have gained a new and deep appreciation Read More ...
  • Reflection and Prayers for April 30 (4/30/2020) - offered by Leah Springford Ignatian Spirituality The Examen The Examen is a method of reviewing your day in the presence of God.  It’s actually an attitude more than a method, a time set aside for thankful reflection on where God is in your everyday life.  There are 5 steps which can be followed in any Read More ...