Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! As most of you know, Fr. Jeff is on sabbatical for a few weeks.  We wish him safe travels, and we hope he gets the rest and relaxation that he needs and deserves.  The members of the Vestry are taking on many of his duties while he is gone….

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 anniversary and I have been in the ministry around 14 and, while I…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 attending church. At first he tries to come to services later, and then…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 age range for VBS is completed K3 – 6th grade.  VBS will run…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 are now done in house and electronically whereas in days gone by there were…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 lovely, as always.  A tip of the Biretta to all those who took part…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 Sunday, and the EYC will be taking over many of the leadership roles.  They…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! 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 defines the nature and substance of a holy and godly love.  We have also…

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Notes From Patmos

Notes from Patmos…Hot off the press! Hello all: The ending of an academic year is a very busy time for many of us.  It is also a season of festivals and events, so I want to spend my time telling you about a few upcoming events so you can have ample time to add them…

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