Third Sunday of Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings   As I said last week, on the day of the assault on Capitol Hill I visited several Santa Fe art galleries to center and…

Second Sunday of Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings   Last Wednesday a short and cryptic Facebook post from my son got my attention. “Well this doesn't look good. Hope my students are doing…

Baptism of Our Lord

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings The following is based on a column I wrote several years ago but it is on a topic relevant to this time when our focus…

Christmas Season

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings As many of you will not have heard it, I thought I would share the text of my sermon from our "Christmas Eve" outdoor service…

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings I heard many expressions of dismay at my intention to reduce by Reflections posts. So I have discarded that plan but will still try to…

Third Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings One of the most challenging themes of Advent is waiting. While some of us do it better than others, none of us like to wait.…

Second Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings “Come, Lord Jesus” is, as Richard Rohr says, the “Advent mantra.” Packed into that short phrase is as awareness of the “now/not yet” quality of…

First Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings In Matthew’s version of Jesus’ Parable of the Talents, a rich man entrusts various amounts of his wealth to three servants before he goes on…

Reign of Christ

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings There has been a long history of conflict between science and religion. In the area of health care, many early advances (like vaccines) were initially…

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings Resuming In-person Worship As was announced last week, our first in-person worship since the beginning of the pandemic will be outdoors on Saturday afternoon, November…

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings In my sermon last Sunday I introduced an image of the church that I haven’t use before, that of a training camp. I contrasted it…

All Saints Day

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings Then Pilate … summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”.… Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world….” Pilate asked…

Reformation Sunday

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings “When will it end?” That question has been on our mind since the pandemic began. The answer remains, unfortunately, not anytime soon. In much of…

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings This past Monday a group of people pulled down a monument on the plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’ve walked by it many…