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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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September 2017 Message from the Rector

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Jesus invites the disciples who ask Him where he was staying to “Come and see." And He invites us to do the same. That is all we have to do to invite others to know who Jesus is.

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August 2017 Message from the Rector

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Our way of life as followers of The Way should imitate Jesus’ life and ministry, not his dying. (Photo credit: Fr. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries)

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July 2017 Message from the Rector

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In my mind there is a difference in being committed and obligated to something. Being obligated implies that there is no freedom in the connection, while being committed implies a dedicated choice. By committing ourselves to change or changing something, we do so freely and with devotion.

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June 2017 Message from the Rector

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We cannot construe our own agendas with the truth of the Gospel. To quote St. Paul, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ” (Gal. 3:28). Each time we drink from the cup and eat the bread, we are reminded that...

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May 2017 Message from the Rector

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This season is considered to be a season of mystagogy, where the meaning of the sacraments and the new life in Christ we received at His Resurrection on Easter morn are to be celebrated and remembered.

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April 2017 Message from the Rector

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We are quickly approaching the end of our Lenten journey towards the cross. Yet we still have a bit more time to focus on our repentance as we head towards Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the celebration of Easter morning.

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