Joseph Peters-Mathews

March 2: Ash Wednesday

Our whole service today reminds us that we will die, and that even in that frailty God loves us and redeems us in Jesus. We should repent. We may fast or abstain. We may take on a spiritual discipline. We may give more. None of those things, though earns us salvation. None of them earns us God’s love. Through nothing we’ve done. As far as the east is from the west, so far has God removed our sins from us.

February 27: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

While we probably don’t experience those specific events, we do have our own kinds of mountaintop experiences, where we write glowingly of sunrises, soft breezes, warm friends, music, and quiet time. Whether we do or not, God is available to us, even in all the troubles that swirl around us in this world from Ukraine to those whom our systems fail and need to use our pantry and sock box. God is available to us in Bread and Wine eating Jesus’ Flesh and Blood. And God is available to us when we sit and pray, like Jesus did on the mountaintop with his disciples.

February 13: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

The sermon for Sunday, February 13, was preached by Valerie Cole Kelley, a member of St. Hilda St. Patrick who has served on the Bishop’s Committee, as senior warden, and is a retired educator. How do you encounter the Divine in scripture? We each bring our own experiences, language, culture, attitudes, mood, and temperaments with …

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Better Together: Faith Formation Mini-Conference

March 12, 9:00am | $20 Registration | Register here Better Together is for church staff, clergy, volunteers, and musicians who are deeply involved with faith formation in its many aspects. It’s for those who design programming for children & families, youth, adults, and across the generations; plan special faith-based events; create liturgy, music, and the …

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A Gift of Love and Hope:?An End-of-Life and Legacy Giving Workshop with Bishop Rickel

March 5, 10:00am | St. Paul’s, Port Townsend Please join Bishop Rickel and end-of-life and legacy planners from around the diocese in a workshop focused on creating a legacy of love and hope. The work of attending to the details of pre-planning is a true gift to those you love and care about. It is …

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