Tabletalk

A Culture of Care

So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.   ~ 1 Corinthians…
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January 29, 2018
Tabletalk

Christmas Worship 2017

Weekend Services will also include Sunday Worship, Dec 24 at 8:45 am &  10:15 am Weekend Services will also include Saturday, Dec 30 at 5 pm & Sunday, Dec 31 at 8:45 am &  10:15 am
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December 18, 2017
Tabletalk

Children’s Christmas Service 2017

Together at Christmas Look around. We all come from different backgrounds, carrying with us different traditions that require different preparations. But we have this one thing in common. As Christians, we’re part of one common family with one storied mission: To be Jesus’ witnesses in the world. Pray for our family today, that together this Christmas, we’ll find opportunities to…
Andrea Roettger
December 13, 2017
Tabletalk

The Way Home

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make…
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July 28, 2017
Tabletalk

An Object in Motion

Everyone was gazing at his finger. They didn’t realize He was pointing at the heavens. By the time John Trumbull was commissioned to imagine the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1817, the occasion was already pregnant with aggrandizement and mythology. While the motion to secede from the British Empire was adopted on July 4th, it would be nearly…
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July 1, 2017
Tabletalk

…And Other Ways the Church is a Little Like Star Wars

“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon A long time ago, at my brother’s house far far away… Melissa and I introduced my five-year-old nephew, Will, to the (original) Star Wars trilogy. It's the responsibility of any decent godfather, and it didn’t take him long to fall in love…
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May 4, 2017
Tabletalk

The Law of Inertia

An object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. ~ Newton's First Law of Motion Nothing we look down upon in the life of another is completely absent within ourselves. So then, when we judge the other, what we’re really judging are the tendencies within ourselves that…
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April 30, 2017
Tabletalk

A Liturgical Drama in Three Parts

It's my first real memory of our parish. I remember about ten years ago I drove up to Historic Trinity from Memphis for a buddy of mine's wedding.  I was a pastoral intern at the time, and had just enough free space to make it to St. Louis for his wedding before heading back to get settled and ready for…
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April 3, 2017
Tabletalk

Coming Home

Here it is. Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Return of the Prodigal Son, which hangs in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He had lost nearly everything he had by the time he painted it. Nearly broke, he would die two years after its completion. I think about Rembrandt’s magnum opus near the beginning of every Lenten season. Its themes leap off…
Josh Hatcher
February 27, 2017
Tabletalk

The Homilies of our Pets

"Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that,…
Josh Hatcher
February 19, 2017