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Reflection: Children of God

We may be afraid to be totally and unconditionally loved by God. What would it mean for us to begin to see ourselves – and to live – as beloved children of God? What image of myself might I have to let go of in order to embrace this new identity? – Br. David Vryhof […]

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Drive-Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Amy Haynie and The Rev. Henry Penner  offered Drive-Through Ashes in the church parking lot from 4:45-6:30 for St Martin’s version of Ashes To Go. Signs near the church and waving, smiling, energetic greeters got the attention of people during rush hour; Coralie Key was at the busy corner of Pearson Lane and […]

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Reflection: Response

When we pray, we are always responding to God’s initiative. Even when we’re naming someone or some thing, it is God who has given us this person, these concerns… and when we name them in our prayer we are echoing what we have already heard from God. – Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John […]

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Reflection: Gift

In our relationship with the God of love all is grace. God, who loves us so much and continually delights in our creation, is continually offering us grace in the form of answered prayers, healing, reconciliation, hope, and deeper faith. – Br. Eldridge Pendleton Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More and to […]

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Reflection: Prayer

God called you by your name, for we are created for relationship. God yearns to know and love everything he has created intimately. Why not, when you are praying, try looking at yourself in the presence of God? Look at yourself and say in holy wonder, “Thank you God that I am marvelously made.” -Br. […]

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Youth Create Video Called “Sanctuary”

The youth in the Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) created a video to describe what they experience at our church.  The video is titled “Sanctuary.”  A teenager, in a somber mood, goes into church.  Her mind is swirling with the distractions and stress that teenagers experience. In prayer, the din of her life quiets and she […]

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Reflection: Minister

We are loaned back into life for a little while with Jesus’ promise that he’s going to use us, he’s going to use you. You represent Christ to this world – your sheer presence, your words, your touch, your actions, beyond which you could ask or imagine, and in ways that Christ will set up. […]

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Reflection: Identity

Personal identity can often seem in flux, and yet as Christians we have a place to come back to. We’re called back to a sense of being grounded in Christ’s own being. -Br. Mark Brown Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here Our lenten video series, “Praying Our Lives,” begins on […]

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Reflection: Incarnation

Today we give thanks to God that in Jesus Christ the Word became flesh and pitched his tent among us. Today we give thanks that in the sacrament of bread and wine God pitches his tent in our hearts. -Br. Geoffrey Tristram Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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Reflection: Weakness

Joseph the father of Jesus was the village artisan who also farmed. He was probably poorer than his neighbors who farmed exclusively and had more land. Jesus knew from experience how “Caesar” in all its forms could crush the poverty stricken and unprotected. He was poor and knew the desperation of the weak. -Br. Eldridge […]

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