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Stepping Out with Social Media At Church

A discussion topic recently arose from within our parish’s Radical Hospitality group during a Wednesday Night Live session:  “What small, interactive., things can the average church member (who’s not a ministry leader or staff member) do to help raise our church’s visibility on the internet and in our community?”  One thing is to  engage in […]

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Lenten Reflection for 3/9 “Amazing Grace”

Today’s Readings:  John 5:30-47 “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me….” Most of us love that hymn and those words – it stirs our hearts – reminds us of our need for God.  The words of this hymn reflect what we might feel during our faith journey – or feel […]

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Lenten Reflection for 3/6 – Yo-Yo

Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 2:1-13,  Romans 1:16-25 Jeremiah is told by God to proclaim to Jerusalem, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. Israel was holy to the Lord, the first fruits of his harvest.”  That’s a fine picture, […]

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Lenten Reflection for 3/2 – Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble

Reading: John 3:22-36   The modern-day spiritual teacher, David Hawkins, was asked, “What is the fastest route to enlightenment?”  And though you might guess he would respond with directives like: ‘Love,’ ‘Prayer,’ ‘Devotion,’ ‘Faith,’ or ‘Service,’ instead his response was: ‘Humility.’  That just floored me… On the one hand humility seems so, well, humble, sort of […]

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Lenten Reflection for 2/28 – Worship with Intention

Reading: John 2:13-22 Worship can take many forms. We go to church services and participate in church activities; individual and group prayer; community outreach service, and bible study. Worship can be an individual commitment but the focus should not be inward. It is God’s will that we participate in being served and serving others. It […]

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Lenten Reflections – Something New, Coming to You

Author: Susan Kleinwechter Drawing on momentum flowing from the Spiritual Awareness group, St Martin’s is  publishing twice-a-week spiritual reflections on the Bible readings from the Daily Office Lectionary (BCP p. 934) during the season of Lent.   Each reflection is written by a lay person from St. Martin’s. We hope you enjoy each and every one! We […]

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