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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From Father Tom …

The Gospel for this coming Sunday: Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the…

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From Deacon George …

Unity and Justice – Prayers of the People in the Mission Field  A few years ago, a large banner hung in the entry to our St. John’s Church building, its message visible not to those on their way into the church but to those on their way out. It said,…

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From Father Tom …

This week Gospel Proper 15 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 [Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” Then the disciples approached and…

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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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