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Trusting in God

Every year when I open the prayer book to the collect (the prayer) for Proper 18 I am brought up short, once again.  I have that collect “pointed” – marked for how it is to be chanted during worship.  That was one of the prayers I chanted the first time...

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How come they have never heard of us?!

The other day I was eating breakfast with one of my parishioners at the same place that I have had breakfast almost every week for over 10 years.  There has been remarkably little turnover in staff, so the folks working there know us, and we simply wave when we walk...

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a Resurrection hymn set to a Christmas tune

I find that I write words to music, often I find that I am writing words which are prayers, or statements of faith.  Sometimes I will find that tunes from one season enter into my head during a different season.  Below is a hymn set to the tune “O come, O come...

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The Reverend Canon Gretchen Rehberg, Ph.D., D.Min.

Gretchen is passionate about proclaiming the inclusive love of God and equipping the people of God for transformation and growth. Christian formation for all ages is of vital importance to Gretchen, she stresses the need for both rigorous engagement and the need for openness and humility in learning. Gretchen has served as the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity since 2006. She is the Chair of the Commission on Ministry, a Canon for Regional Mission, and a trainer for the College for Congregational Development. In these ministries she combines her passion for equipping people for ministry and assisting congregations in becoming more faithful, healthy, and effective communities of faith. She has a M.Div. from General Seminary, a D. Min. from Wesley Seminary, and Ph.D. in Chemistry. Previously she was a professor of organic chemistry, and served her community as an EMT/firefighter.