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Go and Do Likewise

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Greetings from high school camp week at Claggett!  As many of you know, church camp has a special place in my heart which is why I am so thankful the leadership at St. James’ supports my serving as chaplain for a week each summer. This year’s theme is Go and Do Likewise, and throughout the […]

Prayers & Thanksgivings

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Yet again as news unfolded of tragedy and violence this week, I was at a loss for words to pray with.  It is at times like these that I turn to scripture – and then to books of prayer and poetry.  I have a stash of favorites., but invariably one of the first places I […]

Turning Toward Summer

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

This Sunday we gather for the Feast of Pentecost – the capstone to the Easter season and the day we celebrate the birth-day of the church.  Pentecost is a movable feast, as its date is dependent upon Easter.  This year it falls at the start of June, and is our hinge point into summer worship. […]

Diocesan Convention

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Tomorrow and Saturday folks from around the diocese will be gathering for our annual convention.  Delegate Blix Winston, and alternate Carla Kaufman, and I will represent St. James’, and partake in this business of the church.  This year Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the featured guest, presiding at the opening Eucharist for convention and […]

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

This Sunday, weather permitting, we will have our next Time-Out Together Family Ministry event – let’s go fly a kite!  Everyone in the St. James’ community is invited to bring a picnic lunch and a kite and join us in the field next to the church after the 10:30 am service.  I also hear from […]

A Vision for Our Shared Life & Ministry

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Over the last year and a half I’ve been listening to the Story and stories of St. James’.  It’s been a continuation of the work that began in conversations as you were calling me to be your next Rector.  Part of the work of that time of transition was to discern the identity of the […]

The Hard Questions

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Our Easter adult formation series this year will be a series called The Hard Questions: Parenting with Doubt, Faithfulness, and Wonder.  It’s a program I created a few years ago because parents were always asking me how to answer their kids’ hard questions.  Throughout the five weeks, the course is designed to create a space […]

Coming Close to the Mystery of Easter

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Last Sunday we gathered and waved our palms while letting Hosannas ring, and then stood in the shadow of the cross as we read the story of the last time Jesus came to Jerusalem.  I am always thrown by the swing of energy in that service – and wondered to a mentor once why we […]

Entering the Holiest of Weeks with Palm Sunday

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

This Sunday we enter the holiest of weeks in the Christian calendar with Palm Sunday.  It is the time we set aside every year to walk Jesus’ last steps, that we may know some piece of the unimaginable love of God. It begins on Sunday when we gather outside for the Liturgy of the Palms. […]

Entering the Holiest of Weeks

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

This Sunday we enter the holiest of weeks in the Christian calendar.  It is the time we set aside every year to walk Jesus’ last steps, that we may know some piece of the unimaginable love of God. It begins on Sunday when we gather outside for the Liturgy of the Palms.  We tell the […]