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Reflection: Silence

It’s the noisiness of life that draws us to spiritual practice: silence, solitude, meditation, retreat. In silence we can once again hear more clearly the still, small voice of love that surrounds us—the silent music of love we inhabit. – Br. Mark Brown Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here [youtube […]

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Reflection: Help

I believe that God wants our prayers so that we may be aware of the needs of the Church and the world, and be aware of the role of every one of us to help guide, nurture, and encourage those whom we know who are responding to God’s call. – Br. David Allen Society of […]

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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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWg291iZfqY] 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 […]

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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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