Pastor’s Letter

Being Rescued

Week of June 25, 2017

Did you know the Oswego Fire Department is prepared for a water rescue on the Fox River?  Beyond the time they take to prepare to rescue people from fires, they also prepare themselves for all sorts of other search and rescue situations.  Today the first reading is about the Prophet Jeremiah proclaiming to the people to […]

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Food: Source and Substance

June 18, 2017

When we traverse the aisles at any of our grocery stores, there are many signs and labels.  “Organic” and “Fresh” are common tags to attract our attention.  Looking at the makeup of the ingredients sometimes feels like a science project.  But today the Scripture invites us to look at the food source.  In the Old […]

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Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here

June 4, 2017

Today we celebrate the experience of the Holy Spirit. We recall the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit, but even more deeply, we gather to celebrate the experience. Whenever we welcome someone into our home there are usually a few things we do in preparation. First we clean up a little. Second, we make […]

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May the Eyes of our Hearts Be Enlightened

Week of May 28, 2017

St. Paul has a profound insight as to how we are to stay connected to Christ.  He invites our hearts to be enlightened.   For this to happen he proposes that we learn about the hope that belongs to this calling of following Jesus.  Hope invites us to live in this world knowing we are to […]

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I Will Not Leave You Orphans

Week of May 21, 2017

As Jesus proclaims the promise of the Holy Spirit, He calls us into the depth of the mystery of the Trinity.  He longs for us to enter into the interrelationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  He allows us to know within this interrelationship we are brought into the middle of it […]

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A Mother’s Way

Week of May 14, 2017

In our second reading Peter invites the listeners of his letter to be built into a spiritual house.  On this day we see this as the mission of all mothers.  We celebrate with expectant moms, biological moms, and adoptive moms; we celebrate with grandmothers, great-grandmothers, godmothers and spiritual mothers.  This vision of motherhood, letting oneself be […]

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Recognizing the Voice

Week of May 7, 2017

There are many voices vying for our attention, yet only One can move mountains. Listen to that One.  There are many voices vying for our attention, yet only One calmed the storms.  Follow that One.  There are many voices vying for our attention, yet only One forgives sins.  Hear that One. We have listened to the […]

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It Happened on the Road

Week of April 30, 2017

Irish poet Seamus Heaney once wrote, “Did the sea define the land or the land the sea?” With the two disciples on the road, did their hearts define the journey or the journey define their hearts?  I often think about that as the two walked the road.  They asked each other, “were not our hearts burning […]

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Only This Kind of Mercy Can Be Divine

Week of April 23, 2017

Today in the proclamation of the Gospel, we hear of an encounter with the believing Thomas.  He is surrounded by his fellow disciples and he can’t muster up the courage to believe them and what they are telling him.  They are saying, “the Lord is alive”.  While he wants to believe and longs for that […]

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Easter: An Invitation to a Place Called Grace

April 16, 2017

Today we gather with the greatest of Joy, we gather to celebrate the greatest of Hope.  Our Savior Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.  The Light of the Risen Lord has been waiting for us.  The Waters of Rebirth and Recommitment have been waiting for us.  The Food of His Body and Blood has […]

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