Fr. Marcus Halley – Creatively Courageous Communities

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When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. Exodus 2:2-4 In his book Where God Happens, Archbishop Rowan Williams suggests that the “church is always renewed from the edges rather than from the … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 26 August 2017

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Welcome to our guests from Saint Mark’s Cathedral – we’re glad you’re here! Special thanks to The Very Reverend Paul Lebens-Englund for your participation in today‘s liturgy. Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting coffee hour, and to those who brought supplementary items. Next week: the Building & Grounds Commission. Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly food and personal care donations. August’s theme is PEANUT AND OTHER NUT BUTTERS, but other non-perishable … Read More

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Deacon Barbara del Caro Scaia – White Privilege

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  Before I say anything else in this sermon, I have to tell you that the events of this past week in VA and the aftermath of more hatred spewed via our national leaders, social media and newspapers have me in a tailspin. I am sick to my stomach.  I am certain that all of us here feel much the same way. I am frightened that if we wait any longer that we might not … Read More

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Deacon Peggy Schnack – Peter Sinks

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Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” I was inclined to summarize today’s Gospel reading with the often-heard phrase “Jesus walks on the water,” but it occurred to me that his walking on the water is not the point. As I thought about it, I changed and … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 11 August 2017

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Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names! Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week the Faith Formation Commission. Joyce Upton Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly food and personal care donations. August’s theme is PEANUT AND OTHER NUT BUTTERS, but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring items to church and place … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – Poetry, Light, and the Transfiguration

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In her essay on the importance of poetry in the search for courageous and creative identity entitled “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”, Audre Lorde writes this: The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and … Read More

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From the Parish Archives – Camp Lawton Part II

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The buildings at Camp Lawton:  As you enter Camp Lawton from the road, Goodwin Hall, the dining hall, is close to the road. There is a full kitchen and wash area, commercial stove, refrigerator and freezer. Storage for all equipment and dishes. A bedroom and bathroom are furnished for a cook during camp sessions (see my previous article for more on Camp Lawton.) The little building next to Goodwin was the Hen House. there was a … Read More

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