Change

Dear People of Christ Church,  “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien  When a friend asked me if he could put my name into the process in Upper…

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Endurance

Before I was anything else, I was a writer and a runner. They both came naturally and thoughtlessly. I wasn’t really competitive and still am not. But I could pass hours in lousy weather running down empty roads in peace. Running sometimes hurts. Actually it always hurt at some point on a long enough run.…

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#OperationAfghanWelcome

Over the last several weeks, we have mentioned that our partners at Episcopal Migration Ministries, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, and the International Rescue Committee are all seeking urgent help to support Afghan refugees who are already beginning to arrive in Arizona. Over the next several months, families will be arriving in Arizona with…

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Rector’s Note 9-9-21

Twenty-five years ago last February I was ordained in a little Southern Baptist Church in Buckeye, Arizona. Three years earlier I had gone down front in the church to dedicate my life to ministry as a high school senior. It was then an act of trust that God had called me into something larger than…

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