All posts by Zach Grant

New Life

Dear Members of Holy Trinity,

We are now well into the transformation that was struck by your 2017 strategic planning process. You brought forth the initiative for a new way of being as a community, as a church, and as a presence to all whom you serve. It is a very exciting time and I know that many of you can feel a different type of energy swirling at Holy Trinity. You have opened your doors to what is possible, and that is a wonderful moment to join you in. I am grateful for this openness as I begin my time with you, looking at what we can do together to be more of who we truly are, together.

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“how the light gets in”

A homily preached November 17, 2019 by Zach Grant

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack, a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in

My grandfather grew up in New Hamburg, the land of the Wendat Nation
He was a settler there, born into a Mennonite family.
His father, my great grandfather, drove the buggy, down the dirt roads
wrapping the cleared land, and past the gnarled fruit trees
marking lanes to green roofed houses.

He met a woman there who was a braucher-
this is the Mennonite healer,
the midwife and the undertaker,
the charmer of sickness and sorrow,
the keeper of the way. Continue reading “how the light gets in”