Tempo Newsletter


March 2021

March 2021

As people of faith, most of us would probably say we believe in the power of prayer. However, this can mean different things to different people. It can mean we believe that prayer can...


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February 2021

February 2021

January 20 was Inauguration Day. This is an important ritual that has been performed in American public life for over two hundred years. It marks the peaceful transfer of power and a transition from...


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January 2021

January 2021

By the rivers of Babylon—there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. How could we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land? –Psalm 137This Psalm was referring to a...


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December 2020

December 2020

Mary and Joseph were forced to take a journey they did not want to take. They were nearing the end of Mary’s pregnancy. The original plan would have been to be near their friends...


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November 2020

November 2020

There are certain times when we tend to think about the idea of making a change more than others. When the New Year rolls around it might give us pause to wonder about what...


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October 2020

October 2020

Before his final journey to the cross, Jesus took some time to prepare his followers for his departure from them. He knew that the finality of his death would impact them greatly and he...


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September 2020

September 2020

The month of August marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II. While the bombings...


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August 2020

August 2020

A few weeks ago I took a short vacation with my family. We weighed the risks carefully and chose a spot in the mountains near June Lake where we could cook in our own...


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July 2020

July 2020

June was a month where our nation was rocked by racial tension and anti-racist protests in the wake of the shooting of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minnesota. As people filled the...


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June 2020

June 2020

When the pandemic started, there was a debate between pastors and bishops about whether or not communion could be done online over the internet or whether people had to be in person to make...


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