Categories: Rector's Corner

Volunteer at the IFW Women’s Shelter

Twice a year, St. John’s provides a week’s worth of meals to the Interfaith Works Rockville Women’s Shelter. Our next week will be August 11-17, 2019. St. John’s Outreach Committee is seeking numerous volunteers, including families, to help provide meals for this week. We need help cooking and serving dinner at the shelter as well […]

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Education for [Lay] Ministry

The opportunity to sign up for Education for Ministry (EfM) for September 2019 to May 2020 is open now. We meet Wednesday nights at St. John’s, starting at 6:30 with dinner and ending promptly at 9:30 p.m. This is a seminar program, meaning that each person contributes their thoughts, experience, and ideas. It is also […]

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Categories: Rector's Corner

Pride 2019

I had a part-time job at a music store many years ago during seminary. At the time, it was a great place for me to get to know people outside of my almost exclusively Christian academic circles. I remember one conversation in particular that I had with a co-worker – a gay man, and the […]

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Rector Sabbatical & Summer Preachers

Dear St. John’s,   Many of you may recall that in the summer of 2017, I availed myself of the first half of my Sabbatical (3 out of 6 months) to re-start my doctoral studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. Since that time, I’ve completed nearly all my required course-work and have begun writing my thesis […]

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Why the Episcopal Church?

This past Sunday, I invited us to reflect together on a question that Bishop Mariann recently posted on her blog: “Why are you a Christian?” I loved hearing many of your responses as I passed the microphone around from person to person at each of the four services. Many of you responded by saying that […]

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St. John’s YouTube Channel

Did you know that St. John’s has a YouTube channel? We do, and this is where you will find past forums that you may have missed. Most forums are recorded and posted on our channel sometime in the week following the event. You may find St. John’s channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/StJohnsNorwood/, or click on the YouTube […]

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