Categories: Rector's Corner

The Wedding Party

Two Sundays ago, we heard a Gospel reading in church that was at best confusing, and at worst deeply disturbing. It was the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22:1-14. It goes like this: Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a […]

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Farewell for the Summer

Dear St. John’s, Thank you for your emails and cards wishing me a restful and rejuvenating Sabbatical. With the exception of this coming Sunday’s sermon, this will be my last official communication with you for three months. I will be away from June 5 – September 5. My first Sunday back with you will be […]

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Staff Transitions at St. John’s

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear St. John’s, I am writing to inform you of three significant staff transitions that will be occurring in the near future. Nancy Derr, Church School Director After 19 years of devoted service to our children and teens, […]

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Summer Sabbatical

This coming September marks seven years for me as your rector. I count my blessings daily for the gift of being able to serve such an open-minded, inclusive, compassionate and caring faith community, and look forward to our joint ministry in the coming years. This summer (June 5-September 5), I will be going away on […]

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Sin: Missing the Mark

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV Sin. We tend to hear this word in church a little more […]

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