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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|

New Faces

Dear Friends,   As I looked around last Sunday morning, I was struck by how many new faces have become a part of St. Monica’s in the past year. To me, it appears that as we rebound from the pandemic or as we adjust to a new normal, our church [...]

2022-05-26T17:12:15-04:00May 26, 2022|Rector's Notes|

A TIME FOR REFLECTION

Dear Friends, I’d like to touch on a few topics this week. Our annual Friends of Music campaign is now underway. This ministry allows us to minister to so many in beautiful ways. I am grateful for our music ministry and so often these musical offerings draw me further to [...]

2022-05-19T15:41:04-04:00May 19, 2022|Rector's Notes|

A NOTE ON OUR BUILDING USE

Dear Friends, St. Monica’s has always had outside groups use our facilities, such as New Horizons, Heavenly Day Preschool, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, BNI, musical groups, and others. Last fall with the blessing of the vestry, we began to have more groups and individuals come and use our facilities, including Full [...]

2022-05-12T14:31:39-04:00May 12, 2022|Rector's Notes|

PSALMS 23

Dear Friends, Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. He revives my soul * and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake. Though I walk through the valley of the [...]

2022-05-05T15:22:45-04:00May 5, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Eastertide

Dear Friends,   As we find ourselves in Eastertide and as many go back north for the summer, it is a time for us to remember and see where God has been present with us. What has filled you? What has made you feel most alive? What could you do [...]

2022-04-28T14:41:43-04:00April 28, 2022|Rector's Notes|

A JOURNEY TOGETHER

Dear Friends,   I invite us to journey together through this Holy Week, the most important week of the Christian calendar. This week has the potential to leave an indelible mark upon us through the compelling story represented through scripture, liturgy, and special music.   This Maunday Thursday at 7pm, [...]

2022-04-13T12:01:21-04:00April 13, 2022|Rector's Notes|

Dear Friends, As we enter Holy Week, I invite you all to seriously pray about coming to as many services this week as you are able. These services may provide the most meaningful experiences that you have all year. I can tell you that, in a small way, these services [...]

2022-04-07T13:49:36-04:00April 7, 2022|Rector's Notes|

The reasons I became an Episcopalian

Dear Friends, One of the reasons I became an Episcopalian over seven years ago related to the church’s liturgy. The liturgy marks the seasons of our life and faith, and for me, this Celebration of New Ministry marks an enormously important part of my life. For me to be instituted [...]

2022-03-24T18:14:09-04:00March 24, 2022|Rector's Notes|

EXHILARATING!

Dear Friends, Sometimes I feel like I just need to catch my breath. The pace of activity and change is fast. But it’s also exhilarating! After two years of pandemic (and of course, it’s unclear what the future will hold in that regard), we are gathering again, much in the [...]

2022-03-18T09:57:26-04:00March 17, 2022|Rector's Notes|