Mar 07

A Hospitality Mindset

Ruth BeresfordMission

We have talented members who use their gifts and skills to shape the world around us according to the wisdom and will of God and with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Kendall Massett is such a Christian. For five years she has been the Executive Director of the Delaware Charter more

Feb 28

Will You Renounce?

Ruth BeresfordFaith

Two weeks ago I posted a message on our congregation's Facebook page about the Ash Wednesday massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, asking for more than prayers for us who follow the Prince of Peace. Among all the touching images I had seen in digital and print media was of a more

Feb 21

Just As I Am

Ruth BeresfordFaith

You have seen the news that Billy Graham has died Wednesday, February 21 at the age of 99. I never went to a revival or saw one on TV, but if you were paying attention at all in the last half of the 20th century, you knew Billy Graham was an influential evangelist for Jesus Christ, and not more

Feb 14

Lenten Poetry

Ruth BeresfordLent

Did you know that one of the great poets of the 20th century, W. H. Auden, served on the committee for the translation of the Psalms in the revision of The Book of Common Prayer? I did not know that until I started my preparation for our sermon series on the Psalms this Lent. As I' more

Feb 07

Valentine Ashes

Ruth BeresfordLent

Next Wednesday we will experience the collision of two calendars, two cycles of marking time. Now that the Super Bowl is won, the secular cycle moves toward the celebration of love with Valentine's Day. All that Valentine's chocolate, the greeting cards, and social media posts will more

Jan 31

For the Sake of the Children

Ruth BeresfordFaith

I was not yet seven years old in 1968 when the world seemed to twist into unrest. I have a memory of a protest in Indianapolis following the assassination of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And those who are my elders will remember the international events of uproar - the million more

Jan 24

Come to the Chapel

Ruth BeresfordWorship

We are blessed to have two lovely spaces for formal worship, that is, services of prayer or sacraments where people gather in the name of Jesus Christ to worship God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I'd like to tell you a little about the Chapel of the Christ Child. When prospective more

Jan 03

Christmas Resolutions

Ann UrinoskiChristmas

New Year's Day has passed, and we are reaching the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Our season of Christmas is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany, which commemorates the Three Kings, or Magi, arriving to visit the baby Jesus. While the Shepherds were called by an angel, the more

Dec 27

Keep Christmas 

Ruth BeresfordChristmas

When do you put Christmas away? Many folks decorated their homes just after Thanksgiving, and the tree looks a little tired now. Some people wait for Green Show and decorate in early December, while others get their trees up just in time for Christmas Eve. I guess the take-down time depends more

Dec 20

The World Needs Christmas

Ruth BeresfordFaith

We are approaching the end of Advent. This year your preaching team heard an Advent message about the apocalypse - the end of the world as we know it - described in scripture with all sorts of natural and human cataclysms and crises, like earthquakes, wars, and family betrayal. In the same more