Categories: Rector's Corner

And A Little Child Will Lead Them

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 It was a child that changed the course of this world forever. It was a little baby – born in a stable […]

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Vocation

Sari Ateek, Rector Two Sundays ago, I preached a sermon on vocation using the story of Isaiah’s calling (Isaiah 6:1-8). The word vocation comes from the Latin word “vox” meaning “voice,” and the related word “vocare” meaning “to call.” This is one of the reasons why we often refer to one’s vocation as a calling. […]

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Why Generosity Matters

Sari Ateek, Rector From the moment he began his public ministry, Jesus was in the business of making disciples (in Greek, mathetes, meaning one who is a devoted student and follower). By emulating and carrying out the instructions, convictions, and commandments of Jesus, these disciples were the agents by which he would accomplish the divine […]

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Resurrection Scars and the Gift of Life

Sari Ateek, Rector Does it ever strike you as odd that Jesus retained the marks of his wounds in his hands, feet, and side following the resurrection? What if these scars tell us something about what real resurrection looks like? At my previous church, there was a home-bound elderly English woman whom I would visit […]

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Serenade! Choral Festival Concert at St. John’s on June 27th

On Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 pm, St. John’s will host the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir (Australia); and Tyva Kyzy (Tuva Republic) as part of the Serenade! Choral Festival. Established in 2011 and hailed this summer by the Washington Post‘s Anne Midgette as “the most genuinely international ensemble I’ve ever heard, apart from the Olympic Games,” Classical Movements’ Serenade! […]

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Your “This”

Sari Ateek, Rector This past Sunday, my imagination was captured by Todd’s sermon on Jesus calling the Disciples to follow him. In the story from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus walks up to two fishermen, Peter and Andrew, and says to them “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Todd drew our attention to […]

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St. John’s New Office and Communications Assistant

By Sari Ateek, Rector I am delighted to introduce you to the most recent member of our Church’s administrative staff team, Alexandra Kennedy. Alexandra is stepping in as the Office and Communications Assistant – a newly created staff position that combines secretarial as well as communications duties, including responsibility for the bulletin and newsletter publication, […]

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