October is such a glorious golden month in New Mexico. If your kids are anything like mine, they are already busy planning for Halloween. In addition to offering ample opportunities for creativity and fun, our preparations for Halloween (and the constellation of related celebrations surrounding it--Dia de los Muertos, All Souls Day and All Saints Day) offer opportunities to explore other important aspects of our spiritual lives, as well.
How do you and your family understand, experience, and embody the relationship
At St. Mark's, our celebration of the season is punctuated by a Dia de los Muertos Celebration (evensong, feast, dance, and ofrenda creation) on Saturday, October 26th and culminates in our All Saints Sunday celebration on Sunday, November 3rd.
Our Song(s) of the Month celebrate our confidence in the continuity of life--of praise, worship, celebration, and relationship--between earth and heaven.
These songs can be sung in sequence (one after the other) OR they can be sung together in harmony.
I wonder what the relationship between these two songs might have to teach us about the relationship between authenticity and disguises, fear and courage, life and death?
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Song of the Month
In early 2019 I began serving as assisting priest at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Albuquerque. St. Mark's is home to a diverse and rapidly growing faith community as well as a Montessori Preschool that serves ~50 preschool children and their families.