Introducing: Joel Mason

A young man on a spiritual quest, a good friend and a flame of joy to his companions. He’s on a wandering of sorts at present, and his hearty gift of love will be planting in the shared soils of St. Stephen this summer. Welcome back to us, Joel. We receive you with gladness. And your hair.

This link will take you to an audio/musical journey with him over the past few months. He’s a mix of artist, leader of worship, and spiritual guide in formation.

Joel’s Journey

Here is he and his buddy Ry’s site:

Flyer & Mason


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.