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Change Lives: Donate Paperback Books to Prisons

Please consider donating paperback books to DC Books to Prisons! A parishioner will pick up gently used paperback books from your home and deliver them to DC Books to Prisons. Their staff mail books to individual prisoners and prison libraries. Contact office@stjohnsnorwood.org to arrange a pick-up time or, if you will be going into church, just leave them […]

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Holy Land Forum

Please join the Holy Land Committee in our 4-part forum series. We will illuminate our work with several NGO providers of humanitarian and educational support to Palestinians and Israelis, discuss what might replace a failed two-state solution, hear from several diplomats about “resetting peace,” and from a U.S. diplomat on Biden administration policy. Our final […]

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Eco-Friendly Recipe Recap

by Scott Yeomans, Eco-Action Team During Lent 2021, the Eco-Action Pledge Program offered contemplation, prayers, fasts, and disciplines along with thanks. Eco-action team members Jay Mallin and John Lincourt offered wonderful vegetarian and vegan recipes to help nourish us in Lent as well. There were six recipes for you to try and to make part […]

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New Canon on Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality Approved at Special EDOW Convention

by Rob Hartmann On Saturday, April 17, Episcopal clergy and lay leaders met in Special Convention to debate, vote, and approve a new canon designed to strengthen the viability and vitality of all communities of faith within the Diocese, ensuring that they have the necessary capacity to achieve spiritual and financial health. Bishop Marianne Budde […]

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Spiritual Practices: Centering Prayer

Our last Crossroads article focused on the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as an invaluable resource for communal and individual worship. The beautiful and familiar words we share at the Eucharist, the Daily Office, Baptisms, and other celebrations of life provide a rich and familiar approach to understanding and speaking aloud our Christian faith. But […]

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Spiritual Practices: Back to Basics Episcopalian Style – Opening the Prayer Book

by Toni Hartman & Walter Smith, Spiritual Practices Committee Experience over the centuries has found a variety of prayer practices that work well for different folks at different times in their lives: corporate worship and liturgy, praying with beads, walking meditation, centering prayer, lectio divina, healing prayer, scripture study, journaling, Ignatian prayer of Examen, walking the […]

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