From Deacon George …

An Important Advent Study Group for You! “Hurry up and wait is a phrase used to refer to the situation in which one is forced to hurry to complete a task, or arrive at a destination, only for nothing to happen at that time, often because other required tasks are…

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From Deacon George …

Information Underload Have you ever (of course you have) felt like you are being bombarded with too much information? Perhaps you are feeling that way right now, with the intensity of “breaking news” focused on the COVID 19 pandemic, the crazy weather, the imminent local, state and national election, the…

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From Deacon George …

Lamentation for a Time of Crisis This past Lent, several St. John’s members and friends participated in a study of the Old Testament Book of Psalms, using as our guide C. S. Lewis’s book, Reflections on the Psalms. We learned that about one-third of the 150 psalms are lamentations, where…

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From Deacon George …

Words-on-a-Fence How can a church make a positive Christian statement to its neighbors when it is closed? How can a congregation tell the community that it is alive and well and doing God’s work even as much of our lives seem to be on hold?  What began here at St….

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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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