From Deacon Tom …

3/26/2020 My position at St. Cloud Hospital as an “Intern Chaplain” has changed because of the Covid-19 virus. For the past two weeks all Clinical Pastoral education interns (Students) have been told we are not essential personnel and as such we are not allowed in the hospital due to our…

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From Deacon George …

“Fasting From Public Worship”3/19/2020 It’s not house arrest, I tell myself. Although I commit to follow the “critical guidelines,” one of them – stay at home if you are feeling ill – has now morphed into stay at home, period. Thank you, God for my pretty good health; please help…

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Suspension to Protect Wellbeing

On Friday March 13, the St. John’s vestry  voted to suspend worship services and normal parish operations until further notice due to concerns related to the coronavirus. Until further notice, our Sunday 10am Eucharist service and all meetings and events are suspended, including all services and events normally conducted by our…

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Lent

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26,  at 7 p.m. with The Proper Liturgy for Ash Wednesday , continues for six and a half weeks and climaxes on Easter Day. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry explains it, in part, like this: “Lent has two quite remarkable bookends. On…

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Epiphany Season

Epiphany means “manifestation” or “revelation” or “appearing”. It makes sense that Epiphany season comes right after Christmas. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus; Epiphany is about the spread of the good news to the wider world. Epiphany Season lasts four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany…

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