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…

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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 Reflections, part 2

Here is part two 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. More to come next week! So please, keep them coming!

COVID-19 Reflections, part 1

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 you see God in this, what you are learning, and how you are caring for yourself in this time. We were overwhelmed with the response of essays, videos, poems, and more.

Here are some of the reflections, more to come next week.

Loving one another in the time of a pandemic

Church looks different, caring for one another, being a community looks different when you are advised to practice social distancing. It is a strange thing to write this blog standing in my kitchen with live-streamed church services on my computer, but those services only include a few people. It is strange to know thousands of…

Ashes to Go!

Wednesday, February 26 was Ash Wednesday, and for those who are unable to fit a full church service into their busy mid-work-week lives, there is Ashes-To-Go! Here are a couple reflections from some participating ECCT parishes on their experiences with Ashes-To-Go. Holy Advent, Clinton Location: Holy Advent, Clinton From the Rev. Diana Rogers: “Ashes on…

Sabbatical Reflections from Bishop Laura Ahrens

Reflections on the first part of my pilgrimage sabbatical (Mid- January- Mid-February) February 28, 2020             This year I am taking my sabbatical in two parts. I just completed the first leg of my sabbatical, jumping right back in with meetings at The Commons in Meriden on Saturday and a parish visit on Sunday. Let me…