Father Lapsley

Father Michael Lapsley is with us this week. He is accompanied by his traveling assistant Madoda Gcwadi. Because of his leadership in the African National Congress and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, Father Michael was targeted for assassination by the South African Secret Police. In 1990 Father Michael opened a letter bomb losing both hands, one eye and some of his hearing. Since then, Fr. Lapsley has been on a journey of the spirit that is now centered in his Institute for the Healing of Memories.

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Pew Forum Report

Two statistics made religious news this week. The first is that for the first time ever Protestants number less than half of the U.S. population – 48%. The second is that 20% of all Americans say that they have no religious affiliation and the vast majority of these aren’t looking. The Pew Research Center conducted the study.

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Busyness versus Meaning

When I returned home from my visit with my father, I found myself working quickly to catch-up with all that is happening in the life of our beloved church. In the midst of doing this I suddenly realized that I was working on my computer and my smart phone simultaneously – texting, listening to voicemail and reading email all at the time. This was so startling to me that I put aside my phone, turned away from my computer and just sat quietly for awhile and thought about this.

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September 20th News

Can’t make it to church on Sunday? Come Eat, Pray and Stay and enjoy our new midweek worship and dinner on Tuesdays! By popular demand, WOW has been transformed and is now an additional worship opportunity that will happen every Tuesday beginning in October. More details will be available soon but be sure to add […]

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The Peace That Passes All Understanding

Jerry Evans died yesterday morning. Jerry quietly crossed over that horizon of life into the place where the peace that passes all understanding becomes an eternal reality. Even as we mourn Jerry’s death and thank God for Jerry’s life, we can know that Jerry is whole and well today.

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