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 By David Parks    Opinion 

People of Faith in Times of Plague | Worship

They called it the "Black Death." It was the Bubonic Plague and it swept through Europe in the first decades of the 16th century. Earlier variants of the same disease killed... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

God delivers a driving lesson | Worship

Hello friends! I’ve performed badly. I’ve folded, like a bad poker hand, with no column properly done. Way my bad, but like David Letterman says: “Please don’t think of... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Our possibilities within God's universe | Worship

Editor’s note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his columns. This column ran in 1994. A few decades ago I... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Caring for our parents | Worship

Our nation has many occasions set aside to show gratitude for special people, such as Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. I truly appreciate the significance of these occasions,... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Jamie Kaku    Opinion

A little bit of kindness and love goes a long way | Worship

Last week my daughter asked me, "What do you remember about 9/11?" She said it was an assignment for school and wanted to ask the people in our family who were alive at that time,... — Updated 9/22/2021

 
 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Past, Present and Promise | Worship

This month we round the corner on so much in our lives and around the world. We remember 20 years ago 9/11 and the horrors of that day, while we also remember the amazing unity of... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Marcus Rabb II    Opinion

God's timing is always right and wise | Worship

Around early July my family and I received word that my godmother had contracted COVID-19. As she was undergoing her 10-day quarantine things progressed to the point that she had... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

Affecting Our Fate | Worship

During the Jewish High Holidays we are asked to ponder our fate for the upcoming year. This is the laser focus of the Unetanah Tokef prayer, which some say is the pinnacle of the Ro... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

The riddle of Christianity: How is an adult a child? | Worship

Editor's note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

We Are All One | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

Christ in half a hot dog | Worship

Church these Sunday mornings at Our Savior's is in the "green cathedral." Chairs are set up outside, children play in the grass, and we hear God's word. Recently, the word was... — Updated 8/8/2021

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

Delightedly watching greed and abuse-of-power self-destruct | Worship

Hello friends! “For the first time in history, the dream of peace on earth is within the reach of the nations. Indeed, peace is the next stage in the evolution of this planet.... — Updated 8/1/2021

 
 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Treat the less fortunate with kindness and compassion | Worship

This week, Muslims in Mukilteo and around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha, the second most important Islamic holiday. It fell during the summer because Islam uses a lunar... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Don Saul    Opinion

Buy Low; Sell High | Worship

Our church is taking some time to go through the Book of Proverbs in the Bible: one chapter per week. We read the chapter on our own, slowly because Proverbs is one of those Books i... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Eric Jacobsen    Opinion

Bishop Kaku brings global perspective to Mukilteo | Worship

"Having lived in many places around the world, the Pacific Northwest is our favorite in many ways," Mukilteo resident Jamie Kaku said. Jamie and his wife, Rie, and their four... — Updated 7/7/2021

 
 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Appreciating the kindness of a stranger | Worship

There is smoke billowing from under your minivan! That is what the kind, concerned citizen who signaled us to pull over as we descended into Wenatchee told us. We had driven over... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Marcus Rabb II    Opinion

Following God | Worship

I'm new to the city of Mukilteo, and to the state of Washington in general. My family and I moved here in October 2020 from a city in Southern California named Hawthorne, located... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By David Parks    Opinion

Congregations should speak out during Pride Month | Worship

June is Pride Month. It is an opportunity for communities of faith to be public and explicit in their affirmation and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people. When congregations don't announce... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Pandemic teaches us important life lessons | Worship

Early last year we heard stories regarding shortage of toilet paper at grocery stores, but there were also stories about neighbors helping neighbors surfacing everywhere. Caring... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

The Ultimate Reality of God | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Adapting allowed Muslims to celebrate Ramadan this year | Worship

Today is the final day of the Holy Month Ramadan, 30 days of fasting from sunrise to sunset and compared with Ramadan 2020, when mosques around the world were closed because of the... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

We all can be chosen | Worship

Being labeled "the chosen people" has been problematic for Jews as it can sometimes be off-putting to non-Jews, while simultaneously being discomforting to Jews. For some, the... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Don Saul    Opinion

Jeremiah and Moses: Odd men out | Worship

Last week I was preparing my sermon on the prophet Jeremiah. As I was doing my research, my mind drifted toward Moses. At first I couldn’t figure out why, but then I realized... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

Like the Magi | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Earth Day: Be a responsible caretaker of God's Creation | Worship

For some who claim to not be religious but rather instead claim to be "spiritual," they may not find a connection with the Divine Creator in a sanctuary built of wood and mortar,... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

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