A Good Word: Grace

By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton This week, we begin our summer sermon series: A Good Word.  Each week, JC and I will preach and teach and wrestle with faith-y words that challenge and inspire us.  This week, our Good Word is “grace.” I don’t know a pastor who writes more clearly or regularly about […]

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By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton For a whole lot of my life, I’ve been known to say “I am not a dancer; I just don’t dance.”  But today I offer my first pulpit confession: that’s a lie.  I totally dance – with Laura or my sisters in the kitchen, alone in the car, with […]

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Closer to Fine

By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton This may strike you as an odd comparison, but this text is a bit like the movie Groundhog Day; it keeps happening over and over and over again. Every Second Sunday of Easter. Every year of the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle we hear this story. I suspect this […]

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Longing for Light

By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton Gwendolyn Lo was born in Hawaii on July 25, 1932 to parents who were Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Korean.  For some portion of her childhood, she lived with her auntie Ellyn and her uncle Hiram; she was even a flower girl in their wedding.  In Honolulu sometime before 1959, […]

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