Pentecost

Pentecost

Rev. James Murphy The Reformation was a time of terrible upheaval in Europe. Christians were killing Christians, neighbor turned against neighbor. Kingdom against kingdom. The wars of religion consumed Europe for generations … nearly 100 years. It was a time of...

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Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil

In our reading from Exodus, we hear of the Israelites liberation from slavery.  Miriam and all the women dance for joy.  The psalm that follows expresses the Israelites’ gladness in being saved by God.  In the reading from Romans, Paul tells us that when Jesus was...

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April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022, 5th Sunday of Lent I love libraries. Not so much the big public libraries as the small personal libraries that many of us have in our homes. Whether the library has only a few books or hundreds of books, libraries tell us a lot about who we are, who we...

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The Temptation of Jesus

The Temptation of Jesus

March 6, 2022, First Sunday of Lent Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Romans 10:8-13         Luke 4:1-13 As I read in Luke about Jesus being tempted by the devil I had a flashback to my life as a 16 year old teenager trying to fit into my new high school environment.  Since I was...

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Luke 6:27–38C

Luke 6:27–38C

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”  We’ve all heard this before; it is the Golden Rule.  Jesus states it in the gospel reading today, but the examples Jesus provides of how to behave are not really illustrations of the Golden Rule.  They go beyond the...

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February 5, 2022

February 5, 2022

Hello Friends! Please forgive me for not being with you tonight. It’s simply not the best for me to drive after dark. Yet…thank you for inviting me to send over a copy of these reflections so that, perhaps, they will enable your own insightful dialogue and sharing. We...

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Recent Ordination of Terese Fandel to the Priesthood

Recent Ordination of Terese Fandel to the Priesthood

Community of the Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, announces the recent ordination of Terese Fandel to the priesthood. Reverend Terese worked for many years as a pathologist at Kootenai Health before returning to Gonzaga University for a degree in Theology and Leadership. She has been ordained a priest in the Northwest Diocese of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion by Bishop Kedda Keough.

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Blessings During a Pandemic

Blessings During a Pandemic

On October 22nd, Rev. Terese Fandel and other local pastors led an outdoor service to bless local healthcare workers and to express gratitude for their courage, dedication, and perseverance during the pandemic.

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Clergy Unite, Saying: Follow Jesus Through Pandemic

Clergy Unite, Saying: Follow Jesus Through Pandemic

It is time to offer another perspective, from inside the world of Christian faith. Many Christians across this region of North Idaho take this coronavirus pandemic seriously. They share deep concern for people in our communities who have dedicated their lives to our health and well-being and put themselves at risk to care for those infected by this disease. Many have been vaccinated and are willing to accept a temporary burden of precautions that have been strongly recommended in order to reduce risk of the free spreading the disease among us all as neighbors.

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