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Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, During this week of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the spirituality of gratitude. Gratitude moves us out of being stuck or in a negative space to a place of contentment. Our whole relationship with God and creation can be altered simply by focusing on what one is thankful [...]

2022-11-22T14:15:42-05:00November 23, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Dear Friends, We now enter a season in Southwest Florida where things get busy, really busy. It is now “season” in Naples and activities abound. We feel pressure and pull from so many possibilities and people in our lives. I invite you to consider this time with intention. What are [...]

2022-11-17T14:51:01-05:00November 17, 2022|Rector's Notes|

WHAT A RESPONSE

Dear Friends, What a response! What a response! In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we hosted, in partnership with Feed Thy Neighbor, a Free Market. We offered food, clothes, water, and ice for free here last Saturday. Noted on WINK, Fox4, and several social media sites, we reached hundreds of [...]

2022-10-13T12:17:12-04:00October 13, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Giving Out A Helping Hand

Things are being done quickly at our church, as the hurricane has changed our lives so quickly. So, I ask us all to pray for others and love our neighbor through this crisis. Please take note of the several ways that we are loving our neighbor. This Saturday, October 8th, Feed [...]

2022-10-06T15:05:31-04:00October 6, 2022|Rector's Notes|

NEW THINGS HAPPENING

Dear Friends, We look forward to the beginning of our Sunday School classes this weekend for our children and youth. We will have the Middle School class in the “Middle School and Music Lounge”, located beside the front office reception. The PreK-4 through fifth-grade class will be in the library. [...]

2022-09-15T14:47:09-04:00September 15, 2022|Rector's Notes|

AN INVATATION TO ACTIVITIES AND YOUR THOUGHTS

Dear Friends, This Sunday ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH ARE INVITED to come and enjoy a huge waterslide after church. Bring a bathing suit and a towel. We’ll be sliding until 1pm. Snacks will also be provided. (This is paid for by our Youth Fund.) Give us your thoughts. We are [...]

2022-09-08T15:25:26-04:00September 8, 2022|Rector's Notes|

GET YOUR SEATBELTS ON

Dear Friends, Put your seatbelts on! We’re getting ready to launch. Just look at the announcements of groups that are beginning to gather, and new ones are being formed in the coming month. As we see these groups come back and others being formed, please remember that we do critical [...]

2022-09-01T15:03:53-04:00September 1, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Managers of God’s Things

Dear Friends, God calls all of us to be managers of all of God’s things. By extension, all things that we have belong to God. All our furniture, all our 401Ks, all the contents of our refrigerators, all the things in our garage – everything in our possession belongs to [...]

2022-08-25T14:41:33-04:00August 25, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Dear Friends, Last spring, the Vestry held a retreat on Marco Island. Part of our work was to articulate the values of our congregation. As every Episcopal Church has the same mission as stated in the Book of Common Prayer and cited below, every church also has different values that [...]

2022-08-18T13:33:37-04:00August 18, 2022|Rector's Notes|

GOD WHO GIVES

Dear Friends, As I write this, I am simply feeling thankful. I am thankful for the opportunity to be your rector. I am thankful for your friendship. I am thankful for those who serve here in so many ways. I am thankful to see parishioners connect with and love our [...]

2022-06-16T14:02:34-04:00June 16, 2022|Rector's Notes|