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Picture This

By: Aidan Rontani St. John’s, Chico – Jan. 22, 2017 Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1,5-13 I Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 Close your eyes for a moment, just a moment, and picture the scene. There on the shores of the lake. The gravel shifting and crunching beneath your feet. The water lapping gently on the shore. The Read More

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Gifts

Anne Powell’s Epiphany Message January 6, 2017 Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face.It seems that everyone knew that something extraordinary had happened in Bethlehem, and everyone wanted to see it face to face. The shepherds, the wise men and even King Read More

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Advent and Christmas Message 2016

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” -John 1:14 Renowned Croatian-American theologian Miroslav Volf recently noted as he looked out at the social unease that seems to be so prevalent in the world “We are in a major crisis of legitimacy and trust. No better time to renew commitment to trustworthiness, as individuals Read More

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People of the Resurrection

Father Yale wrote this some time ago, but would like to share it once again as its ideas are timeless and continue to apply to our hearts.  Two weeks before Easter we were shocked to learn of the sudden death of the Rector of Holy Trinity, Alhambra, David Pettit. To compound the tragedy, Fr. Pettit Read More

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Rev. Lewis Powell Reflects on His Visit to Standing Rock Reservation

This article appears in full on The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California website. The Rev. Lewis “Sitting Panther” Powell has traveled all over the world. Recently, as the Native American missioner for the Diocese of Northern California, he journeyed to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in their peaceful protest over the Dakota Access pipeline, which Read More