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April 16, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder
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All are welcome to witness Episcopal and Lutheran clergy members renew their ordination vows on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s, Encinitas. Contact Nancy Holland for more information. Clergy: Purple Stoles! About the Event We thank the Rev. Brenda Sol, rector of St. Andrew’s, Encinitas, and Pastor Laura Ziehl of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, for their gracious […]

October 14, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with our trip to Jordan. While I feel ready to see my loved ones, I will miss the people I’ve met, and the warm hospitality of the Jordanian people. I will also miss the sense of antiquity, and the deep rootedness of human […]

October 8, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

Our first full day in Jordan started with a drive past the Jabbok river, where Jacob wrestled with God, to Gadara, the site of Jesus’ pig-killing miracle. All three synoptic gospels relate the story: the demons inside a demon-possessed man named Legion pleads with Jesus to let them alone and finally asks to be allowed to […]

October 7, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

We arrived in Jordan at 4 in the afternoon. The air felt hot and dry as I stepped off the plane. My first thought was: “Welcome to the Desert.”   As our group congregated and walked through the Amman airport, a fellow traveler and I marveled at the sunshine and how it feels more like […]