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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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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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Church-Wide Book Read This Lent

Dear St. John’s,   This Lent, I am encouraging our entire congregation to join me in reading a short but profound book called Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton is the Senior Pastor of Church of the Resurrection, the largest United Methodist Church in America. In his book, Hamilton uses […]

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by John Ross The Episcopal News Service recently published an online feature about how St. John’s Norwood led the charge in raising funds to buy an ambulance for St. Luke’s in the West Bank city of Nablus. Both Sari and our deacon, Anne Derse, were quoted. Ever since our first Holy Land pilgrimage in 2014, […]

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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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