By Anna Gilcher
I can’t ever seem to figure out how to talk about the ten days I spent in Germany and Austria last month as part of a project entitled “For Tomorrow: The story and poetry of Hilda Stern Cohen.” The story is so big, so much bigger than I am, bigger than any of us who are associated with the project. I will give a very brief overview of the project here, and of my experience on the trip. Hilda was a German Jew, born in 1924.
Alan Dragoo, longtime member of Seekers and husband of Mary Carol, died on November 2, 2007. He had a serious fall on October 22 resulting in two brain bleeds and a deep coma from which he never awoke. Alan and Mary Carol have been at Church of the Saviour and Seekers since 1971, and their daughters Amy and Kyrie grew up in both churches. In the weeks prior to his death, joy came to Alan through many sources; his creative juices revitalized, he finished two poems, and he took time to carefully hang and admire a new addition to the Dragoo household, a photo gifted by his photographer daughter, Amy.
16 October 2011
The 18th Sunday After Pentecost
Recommitment Sunday for Church of the Saviour congregations
"....then Jesus said to them, "Give to the Emperor that which belongs to the Emperor, and to God that which belongs to God."
Thus for me, and perhaps for you, the question comes: what is it that belongs to God? And today we specifically ask if and how re-commitment or commitment to this particular Christian community, this small part of the larger body of Christ, is for us "one of the things of God."