Categories: Rector's Corner

Today There is Stillness

See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown? Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all. – […]

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Join Iqraa: Running for a Brighter Palestine

The Holy Land Committee (HLC) and Iqraa (“Read,” in Arabic) invite you to make a commitment this spring that combines fitness and good works by joining the Iqraa running team. Here’s how it works: We/Iqraa train with a charity coalition, Marathon Charity Cooperation, that provides coaches and on-course support for a group run every Saturday […]

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Grants for Young Adult Mission Trip to the Holy Land

The Olive Oil Ministry (OOM), of which St. John’s is a member, is offering grants of $1,000 to support young members of OOM congregations (ages 18-35) to participate in the “Israel and Palestine Mission Trip for Young Adults and Professionals,” organized by Overlake Christian Church in Seattle, Washington with support from Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and MEJDI […]

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Cultivating Contentment

In this week’s chapter of Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity, Adam Hamilton talks about cultivating contentment. One of the points that Hamilton makes (which I personally find to be both fascinating and deeply convicting) is that we tend to be content with those things we should never be content with, and discontent with […]

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Support Nursing at St. Luke’s Hospital, Nablus

St. John’s Holy Land Committee, formed right after our first pilgrimage in 2014, has dedicated itself to easing humanitarian suffering in the Middle East by supporting established institutions in the region, like St. Luke’s Hospital. St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus in the West Bank is a recognized mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. St. […]

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Join us for a special Taizé service

In the south of Burgundy, France lays a small village called Taizé. This village, founded over seventy years ago by Brother Roger, is home to a monastic community devoted to prayer and reconciliation. The community is made up of brothers from all the continents and major denominations who gather together three times a day, seven days a week, throughout the year to […]

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