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March 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Episcopal or Papal?

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Episcopal or Papal?

 

         All the world, it seems, wonders what sort of pope Francis I will be. I wonder what sort of bishop he will be. And I’m in hopes it may be true that he puts the question that way to  himself.

         Here’s why I am hopeful. Immediately after his surprising election, in almost his very first public words, Francis…

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Added by Anthony Morley on March 21, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments

St. James Episcopal Church on the Parkway in Minneapolis: a Permission-Giving Church

For our annual Vestry Retreat we picked up a copy of Randolph Ferebee's book "Cultivating the Missional Church: New Soil for Growing Vestries and Leaders" (Morehouse, 2009). Its a fairly concise text giving direction to 21st century Vestries on how to sustain growth and leadership in congregations. I have not finished yet but did read a section on what Ferebee calls "A Primer on Being a Permission-Giving Church". This primer resonated for me as it affirmed what has been going on to…

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Added by Patrick Morley on March 17, 2013 at 6:28pm — No Comments

The Big Net - for Job Seekers

Did you know St. John's facilitates a support group for job seekers?

Thursdays at 5:00 pm in the Library; network and support. Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Library; individual and small group sessions. All Welcome! For more information contact Claire Eckley, cgeckley@juno.com.

Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 13, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Official Opening of St. John's Kayoro Health Center in Uganda

Please check out parishioner Shirley Sailors’ blog and photos from Uganda. Shirley is one of 7 participants sent recently from St. John’s to participate in the grand opening of the St. John’s Clinic in Kayoro, Uganda. While in Uganda, and as a part of a group from Give Us Wings, members of the trip are experiencing life with their hosts, helping with small projects, and bringing some of our love and…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 13, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Spanish language service at 5:30 PM on Saturdays.

Padre Neptali Rodriguez celebrating mass in Spanish language on Saturday's at 5:30 PM.…

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Added by Terry Houle on March 9, 2013 at 8:13pm — No Comments

The Spirituality of a Break-in

We had a break-in this past weekend at St. James and I found myself telling people that this is why we pray. I admit, initially it feels like small or no consolation in the face a the sense of victimization and powerlessness, but at least, in our case at St. James, the feeling was fleeting for it quickly became apparent that we were not powerless at all, and that, in fact, God's might is with us all along, because our practice has been to recognize how much worse things could have been…

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Added by Patrick Morley on March 2, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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