Rector’s Notes

May
4

WHAT SHOULD YOU GET OUT OF WORSHIP?

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WHAT SHOULD YOU GET OUT OF WORSHIP? Most people think they should get something out of worship. I was told once by a disappointed parishioner that he came to church "to get a charge" out of the service, and that he wasn't "getting a charge". I didn't ask what he thought ... Continue

Apr
20

Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

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The Easter sermon of St. John Chrysostom (circa 400 AD) which is traditionally read in our parish on Easter Sunday: Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are ... Continue

Mar
8

A Lenten Message from Archbishop Mark Haverland

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‘Lent’ is derived from the Germanic word for ‘spring’ through Anglo‑Saxon. ‘Lenz’ is still the word for spring in modern German. ‘Lent’ also is related to the English words ‘length’ and ‘lengthen’. Lent/spring is the time when the days lengthen and when plants lengthen in new growth. On a deeper ... Continue

Apr
9

C.S. Lewis: Thoughts on Lent and the Book of Common Prayer

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"Miserable Offenders" An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language C. S. LEWIS ONE of the advantages of having a written and printed service, is that it enables you to see when people's feelings and thoughts have changed. When people begin to find the words of our service difficult to join in, that is of ... Continue

Mar
24

Lent

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Rev. Fr. John Roddy, Rector Dear All, Lent 2014 Be in church for every service, Wednesday and Friday. Observe all Wednesdays and Fridays as days of abstinence (in plain language, keep all meals meatless those two days). Remember that Lent is no time for parties, concerts, movie-going, unnecessary restaurant meals and the like. Make an extra effort to ... Continue