From Deacon George …

5/21/2020 Being the Church During these days when we are each experiencing varying degrees of self-isolation and sacrifice, I suspect that you may be like me, longing for the welcoming solace and fellowship of congregating for worship in the sacred space of our sanctuary at St. John’s. You may be…

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From Deacon Tom …

5/21/2020 Yesterday I attended my first ECMN Tuesday meeting with the Bishop and the Bishop Elect via Zoom. I and about 79 other ECMNers spent about 20 minutes in the main Zoom room listening first to Bishop Prior and then Bishop Elect Loya talk a little about the phase we…

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From Deacon Tom …

5/14/2020 My message this week will be short. I’m finishing up my final paper in my final class prior to ordination to the priesthood in June or July or … A group of us met online and talked with the bishop-elect last Thursday to discuss what ordination will look like….

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From Deacon George …

5/7/2020 Socializing From Home & Saturday’s WMMA Gathering In an important new video from the Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Minnesota, respected epidemiologist and Minnesotan Dr. Michael Osterholm presents some sobering and unfiltered facts about the Covid 19 pandemic, where it is headed and the realities of returning to normalcy, mainly…

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From Deacon Tom …

5/7/2020 What gets you through your day?  What gets you through this isolation? What gets you through the changes that have happened in our lives these last 8+ weeks.  Yes, it’s been that long since your vestry voted (in accordance with state guidelines and Bishop Prior’s order) that we not…

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