Laurie Jamieson’s Stewardship Talk–Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stewardship – October 19, 2008 As Pastor Anne mentioned, the theme of this year’s stewardship campaign is the story of “Stone Soup”. Many of you may be familiar with the story, but I thought I would take a few minutes to refresh your memory and explain why I thought the story was a good starting …

Snowstorms

We postponed church today, Dec. 16th, until Wednesday night, Dec. 19th at 7:00 p.m. Earlier this week, several of my friends in other churches up and down the Eastern seaboard debated whether to cancel their Christmas Pageants, or their Sunday school rehearsals for this Sunday. Phones buzzed on Friday. Then, yesterday, our Cape Ann community …

Holy Week, 2006

This morning the sea is quiet, smooth, and clear as glass, the horizon line between water and sky irrelevant, one dissolves into the other, the lines between things are blurred, everything softened. We are in the middle of Holy Week, tonight Passover begins, tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. All around, the world is waking up for …

July 7, 2005

Today we awoke to the news of bombings in London. I am writing out of mourning for the victims who have died, and those who were injured, for their families, and the people of London. I ask your prayers for all of them. I find myself bewildered and saddened by such violence, rather than angry, …