Ask the Beasts

This reflection is written by the Rev. Tuesday Rupp, Rector of St. Paul’s, Woodbury. Last week while I was walking the dog, I was deeply preoccupied. I walked with my head down, impatient with a dog who likes to stop and sniff what seems like every leaf, every bush, every three yards or so. I…

“The Nice Church Lady”

Post written by: Kelli Ray Gibson, ECCT’s Racial Justice Resource Coordinator Back in the spring of this year, Betty Silva’s, President of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW), president’s page message centered on change. It started with a quote from a sign she had read, “Let go of what you can’t change”.  Little did Betty realize just…

ECCT in the ‘Twenties’

Historical comparisons are useful for discerning the values of a given time period and for considering the similarities and differences that reveal historical change evident from one era to the next. This post offers highlights of an analog archive exhibit, entitled, “ECCT in the Twenties”, exploring the 100-year comparison between the 1920s and the 2020s…

A Parable

This blog was written and submitted by Elizabeth Terrill Lavalette, parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manchester. Jesus replied, “ the Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the…

Passion meeting passion: Video Reflection

Finding comfort and inspiration in conviction, dignity, and song: Remembering John Lewis, a reflection by Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme. This video reflection was published in the Southeast “BLT: Blessed Little Thing” Newsletter on Saturday, September 12, 2020. View the full newsletter here. Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme, shares…

Uncertainty

This blog post is written by Marion Williams, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock, and was originally published in a newsletter for her place of employment. It has been slightly adjusted to fit the context of this blog and the audience of the wider ECCT. Life is changing rapidly. One thought which has stayed in my…

GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday Poem by Julie Harris, member of Christ Episcopal Church in Guilford. Today marksthe end of my fourth weekof self-isolation. I wake with little hopeof a Resurrection Until I heara radio interview with a chaplainat a New York hospital Which promptsme to look upthe 91st Psalm.

Waterfall

This is a guest contributor post by Judy Benson, St. James’, New London. We also interviewed Judy Benson last year, read that interview here. Happenstance brought Angie and me to Wadsworth Falls State Park on that lavish June afternoon. It turned into a chance encounter with grace. Friends since childhood, we decided to meet at…

COVID-19 Reflections, part 3

Onto part 3 of the COVID-19 Reflections, submitted by folks from all over ECCT. Thank you to all who have submitted, here are just a few more. Please, keep submitting!  We asked folks from all over ECCT to submit reflections on their experiences during this time of quarantine, physical distancing, and uncertainty. We asked where…

Holiness at Home

At the end of March, facing the closing of church buildings and the need to practice physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, the Rev. Stacey Kohl decided to embrace the Holiness at Home with a YouTube series for Christ Episcopal Church, Norwich. I reached out to Stacey to talk about how she came up with the…