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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|

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|