Categories: Parish News

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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Categories: Rector's Corner

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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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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Categories: Rector's Corner

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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