• Don’t have a lot of CDs but here’s a stack of a few I have left I’ll be taking out to the car

  • So grateful

  • Photo of a cross with the words 'Holy Week at Desert Mission Anglican Church'

    For anyone in the Phoenix area: you are warmly welcomed to join me and the rest of my church for worship this week. πŸ—ΊοΈ Location

    ⁜ Holy Week 2024 ⁜

    πŸ₯– Maundy Thursday

    6:30pm – Holy Communion with Tennebrae

    Arrive at least 20 minutes before service to make use of space and clean towels ready for footwashing prior to service

    Come with a friend or family to wash each other’s feet, or allow member of the clergy to serve you.

    β€œIf I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” - Jesus (John 13:14, ESV)

    ✝️ Good Friday

    8:30am - 3:30pm – Open Chapel for Silent Prayer

    6:00pm – Stations of the Cross

    Interactive, devotional service with Communion from the Reserve to meditate on our Lord’s walk to the Cross

    πŸ•―οΈ Easter Vigil

    6:00 pm – Service of Light & Lessons

    The Easter Celebration begins!! Lighting of the New Fire, Procession with the Paschal Candle, Readings proclaiming the mighty acts of God, & Classic hymns.

    β˜€οΈ Easter Sunday*

    9:30am – Holy Eucharist

    Join us for a special service of joy as our Easter celebration culminates in Holy Communion.

  • Business cards!!

  • Let us bless the Lord. He has done great things.

    As we approach Palm Sunday and Holy Week, I am so grateful for the Lord’s kindness in drawing us deeper into the mystery of his redeeming love through the Scriptures, services and observances, the prayers and praise.

    In Holy Week, there is no denying sorrow and pain but there is a movement through them together as one people of God in his presence and thus, we proceed in certain hope toward the inevitable joy and revelation of union with him and one another.

  • Recently gave this podcast interview - Grateful for the opportunity to share about how God is working in the small things to bless Sunnyslope through Desert Mission Anglican Church, and DMAC through Sunnyslope. We love our neighborhood and see so much beauty there!

  • Currently reading: Loving Disagreement by Matt Mikalatos πŸ“š

    2 chapters in, and impressed with the depth candidness, and accessibility of this book!

  • Finished 2024: Dearly Beloved by Vermon Pierre πŸ“š

    Excellent overview and exploration of how the Bible uses the metaphor of marriage to communicate God’s love and the love the church shares with one another.

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    On Monday I went to a business networking meetup at our local library here in Phoenix.

    All freelancers like me, and mostly brand new, like me.

    It was great to meet other people getting started and also great to see mission-driven freelancers and small business owners can be.

    Everybody there was genuinely looking to serve other people and make a positive impact in the world!

    When I shared about my desire to help churches, non-profits, and small businesses have more impact and less stress with their websites, I got so much affirmation and encouragement!

    Left feeling like I’m on the right track.

  • Yesterday my favorite phone ever– my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE–finally succumbed to a failing battery.

    Walked out of the Verizon store about 3 hours later with a Galaxy S24.

    I have to say first impressions are good. Form factor feels more like a phone, less like a phablet - so it’s comfortable and pocketable.

    Performance is great. AI features are useful. A very refined Galaxy experience.

    And I love the case I got for it, too.

  • I’m usually kind of wary of online courses and memberships. However as I have gotten back into web design I have to say I have gotten a ton of value both in terms of skills and reproducible systems from a couple.

  • Beginning web design work for TWO really amazing Anglican ministries this week

  • REN FEST!!

  • Have been grateful the last several months to have the opportunity to pray the Daily Office regularly with others (usually at least once a week).

    Regular liturgical prayer in community in addition the Sunday gathering is a special blessing. βœοΈπŸ™

  • Very grateful for the support I’ve received as I launch my web design business. It means so much!

  • πŸ‘‹ Hey friends and fam! I’m leaning into my design and development skills to launch a freelance web business, Hale Creative!

    I’m helping small-to-medium organizations get more website visitors, make a greater impact with their websites, and free up time and energy.

    I could really use your help connecting with people that are ready to level up their web presence so they can focus on doing what they do best.

    Please share my info, and don’t hesitate to be in touch!

    🌐 Website: http://halecreative.co

    πŸ“§ Email: nathan@halecreative.co

    Thanks so much for your support!

    • Nathan

    P. S., Because I want to bless churches, I have special pricing available for congregations!

  • Hey friends and fam - wanted to let you know that due to budget constraints at the church, I’m moving to half-time.

    I’ll still be serving as Rector (senior clergy), but in a more limited capacity.

    I’m so thankful for God’s provision in all things and for a loving church that is caring for me deeply in this season.

    To make up income, I’m leaning into some other skills and experience to launch a freelance web design, consulting, and support business.

    I’ll make another post with more details on that, but for now just wanted to let you know what’s up and ask for your prayers!

  • Three Nuns tobacco in my trusty Dr. Grabow pipe this cloudy Phoenix morning.

  • Beautiful rainbow today

  • “…fret not yourself, lest you be moved to do evil.”

    Psalm 37:8b - New Coverdale Psalter

  • Happy 2024

  • Hard to count how many times I’ve realized something in Bible study or theological reflection…

    …only to recognize…

    …that’s what the liturgy has been teaching me this whole time.

  • I love preaching in Advent.

    The themes of Advent really resonate with me personally - especially the anticipation of the celebration of the Incarnation, the fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of the prophets, the grace and mercy of God in the second coming of Christ.

    There’s a lot of Gospel there to share, a lot of solid ground on which to build one’s life and Christian practice!

  • Late getting Christmas cards out again this year, but it’s all coming together. Looking forward to couple of chill days with the family soon.

  • Attempting to resist Instagram’s constant suggestion I get on board with Threads