A Prayer for Election Day

On this day, more today, we pray for our country divided and ourselves. We confess that we pick up our pens and pull our levers without naming the mothers and men who callused their hands demanding, again and again demanding, their right to vote. We confess that we add to the rancor we despise, presuming […]

A Prayer for the Pastor/Preacher/Priest at the Triduum

One of the strange things about being a pastor serving the Church at a council of churches is that I don’t have responsibilities to one particular congregation as their pastor. No one invites a guest preacher in for Palm Sunday or Easter. Yet, I have lovely vantage point to observe and pray for all those […]

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Holden MA

Rector: Rev. Dr. Rich Simpson (and searching for an Associate!) Tradition: Episcopal (Diocese of Western MA) Location: Holden is just north and west of Worcester, MA. I drove past the UCC church on the main drag in town to get to St. Francis. Accessibility for Newcomers: I really appreciated that the pastor announced the page […]