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June Message from the Rector

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Sojourner’s magazine and daily online publication posted an article titled 8 Sayings Christians Use to Let Ourselves Off the Hook, by Natalie Patton. Patton wrote the article in August of 2017, and either I have been out of touch for a bit, or the article has just recently trickled down to...

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May Message from the Rector

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Sometimes all of the weight of the not so joyous moments suppress the joyful ones - or at least shorten them. The vacation, the wonderful night out, time spent with loved ones, surprises that put smiles on our faces.

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April Message from the Rector

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What is it about being Eastered that changes us? How are we changed? What are we doing about it? What, as a community of Christ’s followers—Resurrection believers—are we doing about it in our community? How does that change the world?

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March Message from the Rector

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We are called to be the beloved community. We are called, especially during this season of Lent, to reconcile with God and with each other.

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February Message from the Rector

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On Sunday, January 28th we held our 38th Annual Parish Meeting. The parish hall was full of St. Theodorians and as always there was plenty of food to go around. We began with a presentation of our budget for 2018 and had discussion about trends and realities we were facing financially as a...

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2018 Annual Meeting: Rector's Report

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 He said to him, "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: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all...

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January Message from the Rector

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Dear Friends, I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas-tide and a Happy New Year. We have celebrated with great joy the news of the Messiah born into this world, and now we begin the journey of finding out what it means for God to be among us. This journey, of course, leads to the cross...

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December 2017 Message From The Rector

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Darkness. Light. Hope. Watching. Waiting. This is what we are doing at Advent. We stand in darkness, looking, watching, waiting, hoping. But for what, for whom? We wait for a baby born in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Yet, somehow we celebrate the presence of God with us here and now...

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November 2017 Message from the Rector

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Friends, the article below is from writer/blogger Jamie Bruesehoff and was first published in September of 2013. I feel it is important for each of us to read as we grow and transform here at St. Theodore’s. Two of the top three priorities from the Holy Cow report which helped inform the...

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October 2017 Message from the Rector

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A podcast I listen to was recently talking about the spiritual journey of a person’s life. The priest being interviewed began to speak about his childhood, growing up in the Missionary Baptist Church and how he experienced hearing Scripture in church. He talked about his hearing of the...

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