Rector’s Notes

Notes from our Rector

Lets talk about “Give”

Dear Friends, Our campaign for 2024 is “Pray, Give, Love.” Today, I’d like to talk about the “Give” portion of the campaign. First, let us consider how giving of your time, talent, and treasure affects you. 1) When you give of your time, you invest in something outside of yourself. [...]

2024-01-18T13:35:21-05:00January 18, 2024|Rector's Notes|

Being a Follower of Jesus

Dear Friends, As I’ve mentioned recently, St. Monica’s campaign for 2024, “Pray, Give, Love,” reflects our understanding of being a follower of Jesus and how we change. We will be deepening and widening the ways we pray, give, and love. I promise you, if you seriously engage with this challenge [...]

2024-01-11T16:42:38-05:00January 11, 2024|Rector's Notes|

Pray – Give – Love

Dear Friends, This year we will emphasize “Pray, Give, Love.” In last week’s message, I talked about the Daily Office and the resources for using it. Besides the discipline of prayer through the Daily Office, I would like to introduce you to a way of thinking and seeing prayerfully. [...]

2024-01-04T14:40:38-05:00January 4, 2024|Rector's Notes|

I Invite You

Dear Friends, As we move into 2024 with our theme "Pray, Give, Love," I want to invite us all to expand our prayer lives. This week, I invite you to pray the Daily Office. This can be found in your Book of Common Prayer or on sites such as The Daily Office, MY DAILY [...]

2023-12-27T12:21:24-05:00December 28, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Entering the Celebration of Jesus’ Birth

Dear Friends, As we move toward the end of Advent and enter the celebration of Jesus’ birth, we celebrate God’s incarnation. In the Christmas season, we remember that a little baby changes everything. God comes to us as a most vulnerable one, a helpless child totally dependent on those around [...]

2023-12-21T15:24:26-05:00December 21, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Dear Friends, It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Priscilla Sandler on December 9. She was a cherished member of our choir for many years. Let us keep Priscilla’s family and friends in our prayers. The funeral will be held in the spring. In Christ, Fr. [...]

2023-12-14T13:32:11-05:00December 14, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Some Wonderful News

Dear Friends, I’m excited to announce that we will have a new Director of Music beginning on January 1! Dr. David Gomez is a highly trained and experienced music director. We can expect an introductory letter from him soon. In the meantime, if you would like to find out [...]

2023-12-01T12:25:39-05:00December 1, 2023|Rector's Notes|

As we approach Thanksgiving…

Dear Friends, As we approach Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for my staff. And I am thankful to be here at this time. It is not easy at times, but it is a joy to see our ministries grow and develop. Behind all the work we [...]

2023-11-16T15:53:02-05:00November 16, 2023|Rector's Notes|

You shall love the Lord your God …

Dear Friends, In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear Jesus being asked what is essential. He responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: [...]

2023-10-26T14:57:00-04:00October 26, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Joy & Blessings

Dear Friends, What a joy it was last Sunday, baptizing Ramona Violet, daughter of Jenny Wise (a vestry member) and her partner, Cristina Hinojosa. When we declare God’s grace and love for us through the sacrament of baptism, it is a joy for us all. Please continue to pray [...]

2023-10-26T14:58:18-04:00October 19, 2023|Rector's Notes|
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