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Message from the Rector: August 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

The month of July has been just berserk for me and my family. Planning for Arts Camp, working on curricula for Christian education, daily ins and outs, and of course, my father’s death. As I told Ivee a few days ago (I think that’s when it was anyway), “July has been so long I...

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What's in Store at Summer Arts Camp

Posted by Ivee Lowry on

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 the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ~Matthew 22: 37-39  ***REGISTRATION CLOSED*** Let me paint you a...

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Tags: vbs, summer arts camp

Chris Schaefer on Pursuing Episcopal Priesthood

Posted by Chris Schaefer on

I am Chris Schaefer and I am a Postulant to Holy Orders for the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas.  I am training through the Iona Initiative in Arkansas.  Now that is a mouthful so let me explain. What is a postulant? Postulants for holy orders seek ordination as deacon...

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St. Theodore's Introduces Summer Arts Camp

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

***REGISTRATION CLOSED ON JULY 19*** While we love tradition here at St. Theodore's, we also like to do things a bit differently. This summer's twist on traditional Vacation Bible School is a prime example.  St. Theodore's is thrilled to be offering our first Summer Arts Camp: An...

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Tags: vbs, summer arts camp

Message from the Rector: June 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

My youngest daughter, Clélie, will be 3 years old in July. Her energy and zest for life are amazing. (Quite frankly, at 45 if I could harness it and bottle it, there’s not much I wouldn’t do to  make it happen.) Clélie does just about everything and anything full...

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Message from the Rector: May 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

Psalm 30 is the appointed Psalm for the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Verses 11 and 12 say, “You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.&rdquo...

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Message from the Rector: April 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

DO NOT READ UNTIL EASTER MORNING! So, you decided to read it anyway… That’s okay. The Easter message isn’t just for Easter. It’s a year-round message. A friend of mine recently posted a picture on social media and it got me to thinking. The picture was of a sidewalk...

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Message from the Rector: March 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

My Dear Friends, On Wednesday, March 6th we began the journey into the season we call Lent. We began with the messiness of Ash Wednesday and then follow Jesus into the wilderness. We will follow Jesus, slowly making our way to the cross in Jerusalem. This is sacred time in which we are called...

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Message from the Rector: February 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

This past Sunday, January 27th, we held our 39th Annual Parish Meeting. An estimated 120 of you were in attendance. During the meeting we heard from our Junior and Senior Wardens about the past year’s activities and successes. We were also able to ratify our updated bylaws bringing us in...

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Message from the Rector: January 2019

Posted by Will Lowry on

As I sat down to write to you on the eve of the New Year, a friend's message on social media reminded me of this beautiful poem. The words proclaim as well as any and better than most how to approach the coming year. My hope and prayer is that each of us will have the courage to reach out and...

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