From Deacon George …

7/2/2020 Gardeners Generate Gratifying Growth In case you haven’t stopped in or driven by the St. John’s building and grounds lately, here is some good news: our Community Gardeners have been hard at work cultivating, planting and tending some impressive plots containing a wide variety of what promises to be…

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From Deacon George …

6/25/2020 A Quiet Celebration and a Call to Action Yesterday was a grand day for St. John’s Church as, for the first time in a very long time, we watched in a strange new way as one of our own was ordained to the Priesthood. I am sure you will…

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From Deacon George …

6/18/2020 Admitting our Racism in White Cloud Six years ago, when Kathryn and I were considering moving from the Twin Cities to Saint Cloud, the Bishop’s Missioner for the Department of Indian Work and Multicultural Ministries, The Rev. Cannon Robert Two Bulls, said to me, “You know, George, they call…

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From Deacon Tom …

6/18/2020 This will be my last message as a deacon. Next week on Wednesday the 24th of June at 3:00 PM at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, Bishop Craig Loya will ordain me a priest in the Episcopal church, the Lord willing and the people and the bishop consenting. The…

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From Deacon George …

Math Quiz: What Do You Get When You Multiply a Crisis by a Crisis? In 1996, a favorite author of mine, Donald E. Westlake, authored a book called What’s the Worst That Could Happen? It’s a very funny story about the exponential bad luck of a cat burglar. The story…

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