News: St. Arbuck’s Chapel | A Blog by Rev. Jeff Gannon

St. Arbuck’s Chapel is a weekly blog space where Pastor Jeff tells us what’s on his mind. The name pays tribute to a certain coffee chain where he finds refuge and inspiration. His current project is the “Wisdom from Wibaux,” an ongoing series exploring the native wisdom of his hometown. As he says, “The village raised all the children. I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from these authentic, hard working, hard-living folk from Eastern Montana. It may take us a year, give or take a few weeks, to get through all the stories, experiences, and people for whom I thank God regularly.”

Date Posted: November 19, 2018

How to Pray with Anxiety

This article, written by Vinita Hampton Wright, is a summary of the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola for persons who struggle with anxiety – occasionally or chronically. Over the years, I ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 13, 2018

Eugene Peterson: Pastor, poet, and friend

by Peter W. Marty One of my favorite professors in divinity school said during one of his lectures on Isaiah: “If you want to become a better preacher, become a deeper person.” I’ve never ... READ MORE
Date Posted: November 6, 2018

To See Good

By: Pastor Jen Herndon Our country seems so very divided right now. This isn’t the first time and sadly probably won’t be the last, but it feels that there’s a lot of focus on differences ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 30, 2018

Spiritual Practices

Having just come off of The Apprentice Gathering, I am mindful of what each of us must do to grow spiritually. Scholar and author Dallas Willard wrote books on the spiritual disciplines (The ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 23, 2018

A Trip to the Holy Land

Why a trip to the Holy Land? I have been blessed to visit Israel twice. I honestly could go back at least once a year for a couple of reasons: First, I believe what the Franciscan Father ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 16, 2018

Healing and Teaching

Our mission of “Welcoming all persons to experience and share the extraordinary grace and love of Jesus the Christ” is central to our being and doing as a congregation. I go a step further ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 9, 2018

Prayer for County Commissioners

Recently, I was asked to give the invocation (opening prayer) at the Wednesday session of the County Commission. I frequently pray at City Hall for the City Commissioners before their ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 2, 2018

Suicide Prevention Pt.2

I am passionate about the topic of suicide because it has impacted my family personally. I am often appalled and embarrassed by the way churches or clergy react to this national mental ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 25, 2018

September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Part 1

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. When I went to a recent County Commissioners weekly meeting, I heard a report that got my attention. I am quoting a report from ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 18, 2018

Shepherd’s Way

Each Wednesday, during most months of the year, there is a group of special needs young adults,  led by Ben French, son of Ron and Mimi, playing basketball on the court  on the lower level ... READ MORE