Author Archives: Katie Keenan

“When tragedy struck, something deep inside carried him back to the safety of the church”

By Lise Harding For four days every March, St. David’s is truly the beacon on the hill in the heart of the Live Music Capital of the World. By welcoming people into the Church’s beautiful facilities and offering folks a … Continue reading

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Getting My Life Back

From Mark Carpenter as told by the Rev. Katie Wright I was on staff at a church before that wasn’t healthy. In charge of the music with no resources to make it happen- here, do this, but you can’t spend … Continue reading

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Holy Encounters

By Amy Moehnke Earlier this week, I saw two St. David’s staff people enjoying lunch together in Holy Grounds (our coffee, book, gift shop). Both were women; one was on the younger side, one was on the older side. I … Continue reading

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Quiet Transformation

By Amanda Wischkaemper Transformation isn’t always obvious. Certainly, there are moments and experiences that seem to announce themselves, thundering: “You have been changed!” deep within your heart. Other moments knock quietly; the shift may not be felt until later. On … Continue reading

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Pageantry

By Amanda Wischkaemper I used to think there was a strange dichotomy in my double life as a theatre person/church lady. I was mistaken: as it turns out, there’s practically a glut of performers and artists among Children’s Ministers in … Continue reading

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The New Year

By Rebecca Hall I love New Year’s Resolutions. I know January 1st is not part of our liturgical calendar, and the church does not officially mark this time. Yet, there is something so very theological about new beginnings –  they … Continue reading

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The Power of Small Things

By Amy Moehnke Last Friday night some of the youth of the parish (along with several brave adults!) gathered at my house to “Carol for Canned Goods”.  Bolstered by lots of hot cocoa and Christmas cookies, they traveled from house … Continue reading

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Me and Pops

By Diana Dawson Too many of us rush through Advent at a breakneck pace to meet what we perceive to be our obligations, expectations, and desires. One day we turn around and find that the joy we anticipated has been … Continue reading

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On the Edge of Emptiness

By Gus Hernandez Abraham Heschel is quoted for saying that “prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.” This Fall when I along with five other St. David’s parishioners went to a silent retreat at Leb Shomea — a Catholic estate … Continue reading

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St. David’s and the Three (Four) Bears

By Joy Philpott The Philpott story of being at Saint David’s is different from most that I’ve heard. Over and over I’ve heard people say, “We walked in, and we felt at home immediately.” I’m so very glad for that, but it was … Continue reading

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