The Church of Saint John

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An Attitude of Gratitude
Last Wednesday night, I was in our church, reflecting on a gift of kindness to my daughter that was given earlier that evening. Elizabeth could not tune her new ukulele and one…

Notes From Patmos

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Grace and peace to my parish family:
I hope all are well.  Tomorrow morning I leave for a mini- sabbatical and will return around the end of the month.  This past week marked my 10 year…

Notes From Patmos

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From my spiritual reading this past week:
“A sure sign of the deadening of the soul is the avoidance of church services. A man who is growing cold towards God begins first of all to flee…

Notes From Patmos

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Downtown Churches Vacation Bible School
Laurel First United Methodist Church will host this year’s ecumenical Vacation Bible School NEXT week, June 18-21.  Registration forms will be available at Bible School beginning Monday morning at 9:00.  The…

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In reading the journal of priest’s from generations gone past- in many regards so much has changed in the operation and management of parish churches in the past few decades.  Things like printing and communication…

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Last Sunday’s youth, baccalaureate and mother’s day celebrations was a thing to behold!  Josh Flowers did a suburb job preaching, our youth showed their leadership skills and talents leading the congregation and Mother’s Day was…

Notes From Patmos

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This Sunday sees a trifecta of celebrations and a nod to a Feast Day.  Firstly, this Sunday is Baccalaureate Sunday, and at the 10:30 service, we will bless and honor our graduates.  It’s also Youth…

Notes From Patmos

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During much of this Eastertide, the Church’s Sunday readings have been focused on the nature and meaning of love.  We have been reading much of our Patron, Saint John’s first epistle, wherein he shares and…