Mother Lisa Files: Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!

The great celebration of Easter is underway. Yes, Easter Sunday is the principal feast of our liturgical year, but Easter is more than just a single day. It is a season that lasts fifty days—a full seven weeks—from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. During this season, we have many reasons to rejoice, as we celebrate the … Continue reading

Mother Lisa Files: The reflective season of Lent

Greetings and happy winter to all! It seems that the mild temperatures we enjoyed during December have ended, and January has brought us a “proper” central New York winter. I anticipate that February will bring us more snow, ice, and colder temperatures—the perfect recipe for retreating indoors to find warmth and comfort. My grandson’s UPK … Continue reading

Thank you from Mother Lisa

“We must find time to stop and say thank you for the people who make a difference in our lives.” -John F. Kennedy My heartfelt thanks to all of you…especially for your preparation, presence, participation, your singing, and for your prayers. I thank God for all of you! The ordination ceremony was wonderful, and it … Continue reading

Father Chuck: My dream has come true

Have your dreams ever come true? Mine have! Back in the summer of 1984 I had a dream that I was called to be the priest of a beautiful stone church that had a cemetery with an iron fence circling the cemetery. In the fall of 1984 I received a phone call from Archdeacon Charlie … Continue reading

Greetings from Mother Lisa

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to all! It is my pleasure to say a heartfelt “Thank You” for this opportunity to minister with you. I look forward to having opportunities to learn about you and get to know each of you. If you haven’t already figured this out about me, I value relationships and community discernment. … Continue reading