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Parish Announcements 5/28/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Senior Warden I'm a big fan of ringtones. Without so much as a glance at my phone, I know whether or not I want to talk to the caller. For the general public, it's the hilarious sound of a baby laughing that just brings a smile to my face and the faces of anyone close by who...

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Parish Announcements 5/21/20

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Message from the Sr. Warden A young girl was watching her mother bake a ham for a family gathering and noticed her mom cutting off the ends before placing it in the oven. “Mom, why do you cut the ends off before baking the ham?” she asked. “Hmmm… I think it helps soak up...

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Parish Announcements 5/14/20

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Message from the Sr. Warden At this year’s socially distanced Mother’s Day driveway picnic celebration, old stories began to be retold and I had the opportunity to share one of my favorites with the younger generation. The story began with me in some undoubtedly important domestic...

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Parish Announcements 5/7/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden I wish I could take credit for this story but sometimes someone else says it better than I can. I don’t know who wrote the following, but the wisdom is sound.  There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had...

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Parish Announcements 4/30/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden A lifetime ago, I attended a leadership training seminar in Kansas City. There were men and women from many diverse backgrounds including business and non-profits. The seminar centered on playing a simulation game called “Gold of the Desert...

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Parish Announcements 4/23/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden Back in the day before AT&T became the powerhouse conglomerate it is today, many smaller Bell System phone companies ran an ad campaign called “Reach out and touch someone”.  It stressed the importance of maintaining contact with people we love...

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Parish Announcements 4/16/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden Perhaps one of the most important things we can learn from the current state of affairs is that there are some things over which we have no control. That’s hard to accept, especially for those of us that live with the illusion that we are in control. Losing...

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Parish Announcements 4/9/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden No one comes to me for gardening advice for a very good reason. I currently have spots in my garden where I can’t even get weeds to grow. We moved here in July of ’08 at which time I promptly planted some azaleas. As I live and breathe, those two bushes...

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Message from the Sr. Warden: April 2020

Posted by Sharon Moravits on

What is the difference between fear and being afraid?  I am unreasonably, inexplicably, irrevocably, unconditionally, wholeheartedly afraid of spiders. Always have been.  I don’t know why but their creepy, hairy-legged bodies that appear out of nowhere (on the bath towel slung...

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Parish Announcements 4/2/20

Posted by Barbara Taylor on

Message from the Sr. Warden For many years, the church I attended in Joplin had a 24-hour Prayer Vigil on the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Beginning on Saturday morning, folks would sign up in 30-minutes intervals to sit quietly in the church chapel and pray. There was someone in the chapel...

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