From Deacon George …

A Remembrance Seven years ago, just after I arrived at St. John’s, I was asked to lead worship at a monthly luncheon for our seniors who were unable to attend church on Sundays, at an event called Lunch Bunch. As a deacon, I was unable to preside at Eucharist, as…

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From Deacon George …

Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat Last night, winding down from yet another day of hiding from the coronavirus, I stirred from my News Channel Coma, flipped the remote and settled in to watching the great musical Guys and Dolls. Near the end, Stubby Kaye, as the underworld stooge Nicely-Nicely…

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From Deacon George …

Stand As You Are Able I’ve been thinking this week about the words we hear – well, we used to hear – during our in-person communal worship, just before saying together the Nicene Creed or singing the closing hymn for example, the words “please stand as you are able.” These…

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From Deacon George …

Techno-Church and YOU On Monday, a couple of our parishioners and I began an online course offered by Luther Seminary called Ministry in a Digital Age. We meet via Zoom (what else?) along with 80-100 students from many denominations and churches across the US. These are folks who are anxious…

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From Deacon George …

Cultivating the Parable of the Sower The Gospel reading for this Sunday is from Matthew, Chapter 13 and it is referred to by Jesus himself as the “Parable of the Sower.” In it, Jesus appears to be explaining the possible outcomes of allowing a seed to fall on a variety…

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