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“Nothing matters now but the highest reaches of human attainment. Nothing but the finest is adequate. We must respond enthusiastically to that alert which calls us to move into the highest reaches of heart, mind,body and soul.”

— Herman Adrian Spruit, Founder of CCOA, Adjusting to the Space Age, 1969

January 2023

Baptism

2023-01-08T20:06:39+00:00January 8, 2023|

  As we are reminded of Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3:13-17), we may well consider our own. If you were baptized, do you remember? Many were baptized as infants, so memories of the sacrament would be through photos. Even if you don’t remember, what does your baptism [...]

2023

2023-01-05T05:27:34+00:00January 5, 2023|

for you in 2923: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

December 2022

November 2022

Not Yet.

2022-11-28T16:46:00+00:00November 28, 2022|

In Isaiah 2:1-5, one of the readings for Sunday, we are told of a time when the nations will no longer raise swords and spears against each other; there will be no war. We sigh. This hasn’t happened yet. Before condemning only the nations, perhaps we [...]

Do we call?

2022-11-07T03:36:01+00:00November 7, 2022|

The words of Psalm 17:6a: “I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God…” lead us to question ourselves. For your reflection: Do you call on God? If so, do you turn to God in both the good and the not-so-good times? Do you [...]

October 2022

Do we notice?

2022-10-11T00:39:00+00:00October 11, 2022|

Do we notice? Are we thankful? In the gospel reading for Sunday (Luke 17:11-19), we read or heard the story of the one leper who asked Jesus for healing, and, when he realized he had been healed, returned to say thank you. As Jesus asks, “where [...]

Convocation, 2022

2022-10-02T19:54:22+00:00October 2, 2022|

   On October 14-17, CCOA clergy and invited guests will gather for the first in-person convocation since 2019!   The topic is MOTHERHOOD OF GOD: SCRIPTURE, THEOLOGY AND PRACTICE, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Ursic.

Obligations, plus!

2022-10-02T19:49:22+00:00October 2, 2022|

The last verse of today’s gospel reading is Luke 17:10, which says, “So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have only done what we ought to have done.’”  The meaning is that we [...]

September 2022

Even Us!

2022-09-13T06:41:44+00:00September 13, 2022|

Luke 15:1-32, which includes the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, was the gospel reading yesterday. We have heard both stories often, perhaps the story of the lost sheep more than that of the lost coin. We may wonder why a shepherd would [...]

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