From Father Tom …

Last week Deacon George and I decided to alternate weeks with our weekly messages and since he wrote last weeks, this weeks is my turn. Here is the Gospel for this Sunday, Proper 20. The GospelMatthew 20:1-16 Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out…

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From Deacon George …

Deacon George’s Message Starting today, Father Tom and I will rotate in providing the clergy column for the St. John’s e-News. Be sure to check back next week for Father Tom’s Message. How Are You Doing?  No, really. How are you handling the – I hate to call it “new…

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From Deacon George …

Conflict Resolution in the Church and in the World The Gospel reading for this Sunday, from Matthew chapter 18, has been referred to in at least one commentary as the “Matthew 18 Process” for resolving conflict. In this time of heightened stress and tension for many, this time of novel…

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From Deacon George …

SOULS => => => POLLS My colleague and fellow-member of the ECMN Commission for the Diaconate, Rev. Janet McNally, recently challenged all ECMN deacons to do something we are fundamentally formed and ordained to do, and that is to energize our congregations to embrace social justice in our communities and…

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From Deacon George …

Ordinarily, and whenever I can, I like to tell you about things that are about to happen in our community. Today I begin with two things that are now behind us, and how they may affect what will happen next. Common Prayer Last Sunday, the Greater St. Cloud Faith Leaders…

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