Stewardship Corner

February 2020

Feb 16

For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.

Wow. Let that settle in. Even the depths of God???!!!  Those of you who missed the talk by Fr. Michael Raschko (retired professor of theology and graduate of St. Therese School) given in our very own social hall last week missed a wonderful talk about the history of the Church and the tug between reform and conservatism, starting with St...
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Feb 13

Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.

One of our lights went out last week. Dr. Bill Wahl died early Friday morning. He and Kim were active for many years in Ground Zero, the effort to close the nuclear submarine base across the sound in Bangor. We have grown comfortable that Mutually Assured Destruction will keep us safe. Yet on at least two instances it has been so only by the...
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Feb 10

Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.

Simeon is a holy man of Israel who has been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he sees the Lord’s Messiah. He holds the baby Jesus and exclaims this canticle proclaiming that Jesus will be the light of the world, a declaration we heard last week in Matthew and made also in John. Let us go out and be that light in our...
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