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Transforming Generosity

I am energized by this year’s stewardship theme, “Transforming Generosity.” I like it because it has two meanings. The first way to look at it is that generosity can transform us, our community and our church. When we become financially generous, we can empower the...

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Made in Your Image

Preachers are supposed to be people of words. After all, preachers… preach. Every now and then preachers go longer than they should. I am guilty on occasion. But after a week when the news spoke of hate speech that took on the form of pipe bombs in the mail, an...

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2018 Diocesan Convention

October 26-27 - The 24th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan will take place this October. Who will be representing you while we’re there? Have a look! Clergy: The Rev. Curt Norman, The Rev. Pam Renna. Delegates: Ric Roberts, Kathryn Coman,...

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What does ‘All Saints Day’ Mean to Us?

One of the most moving commemorations for me on the Church Calendar is the Feast of All Saints. We will celebrate All Saints this year on Sunday, November 4 (although the official date for this feast is November 1). According to the Episcopal Church’s Lesser Feasts...

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Summer Travel

Is it just me? Or does it seem like we tend to travel more in the summer months? I know my traveling has increased already. Margaret, the kids, and I were in North Carolina recently as I officiated at my brother’s wedding. A fellow St. John’s parishioner is getting...

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Window History — The Last Supper

As today is Palm Sunday, let’s turn our attention to the set of windows reminiscent of DaVinci’s Last Supper. Christ is standing behind the table with the apostles seated. The urn, basin and towel sit on the floor soon to be used by Christ to bathe the disciples’...

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