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Rector’s Update: Mon 11/2

Dear friends, Occasionally I take a look at a Facebook page for the parents of Georgia Tech students. I jokingly say that this page is the landing pad for helicopter parents who are trying to micromanage their children's lives from afar. But there is also good...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 10/31

Dear friends, Happy Halloween! This Halloween prayer seems especially appropriate this year when Halloween collides with a pandemic, an election, and the aftermath of a tropical storm. From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the...

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Rector’s Update: Fri 10/30

Dear friends, I hope that you have had your power restored. Claudia tells me it is back on at church (I'm in Chattanooga today), but it is still out at home and may be out until Sunday night. Fingers crossed that it's not that long. Remember that this Sunday we will...

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Rector’s Update: Thur 10/29

Dear friends, Good afternoon from Starbucks, where I am using their wifi. We are without power both at home and church, as I imagine many of you are, too. I hope everyone is safe and that you have not had any damage to your home. Here is the prayer for the Thursday...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 10/28

Dear friends, Here is the prayer for the Wednesday before the election, taken from the Book of Common Prayer. Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every heart, especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us...

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Rector’s Update: Tue 10/27

Dear friends, One week from today is election day. There is no such thing as an inconsequential election, but with a rising pandemic, an economy in shambles, and issues of racial equality at the forefront, this election seems particularly important. In my sermon...

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Rector’s Update: Mon 10/26

Dear friends, Well, yesterday the weather was not our friend when it came to gathering for worship. Let's hope it cooperates for this this Sunday. Here is the link to RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F49ACA822A1FD0-church3 This Sunday is All Saints' Day, the...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 10/24

Dear friends, Attached is the service sheet for tomorrow's worship. Right now we are planning to be online and in-person in the Beech Grove at 10 a.m. We are hoping that the weather will allow us to be outside. If it is raining in the morning we will have to move...

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Rector’s Update: Thur 10/22

Rector’s Update: Thur 10/22

Dear friends, Life in the pandemic has brought liturgical innovations to in-person worship that were previously unimagined. There are the new accoutrements of worship -- masks, sanitizers, and Eucharistic pincers (see picture below). And there are new practices --...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 10/21

Dear friends, It is a parent's worst nightmare. Being forcibly separated from your children, not knowing where they are, if they are safe, if they are being cared for, if they are crying for you each night, if they are alive. I know if any of us were in that situation...

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