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From the Rector: The Power of Our Stories

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

From the Rector: The Power of Our Stories This was an email originally sent out to the parish on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Hi friends: In these days of isolation and loneliness, bitterness and rancor, grief and holy anger at injustice, building and repairing relationships is essential. And a...

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Sharing Our Stories: Guidelines

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Sharing Our Stories: Guidelines We are all missing human connection in these strange days. A warm hug from a far-way loved one, coffee with a friend, or a face-to-face conversation with an acquaintance would be so nice right now, wouldn’t it? Human beings are created to be connected and...

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Sharing Our Stories: Saturday Edition

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Sharing Our Stories: Saturday Edition This was an email originally sent out to the parish on Saturday, May 9, 2020. We are off to a great start sharing our Covid-19 stories with each other. The opening round is below. We will be archiving these and posting these on our Thoughts & Happenings...

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Easter Day - April 21, 2019

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Luke 24:10-11. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen...

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LENT 2019 - Friday, April 12

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Jeremiah 31:33. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  When God first gave the Law to Israel, it...

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LENT 2019 - Reflections by and for the People of St. Thomas

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Hebrews 12:14. Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. One way to read this verse would be to say, “If you want to look God in the face, you need to get your peace and holiness ticket punched.” To read it as transactional. To read it...

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LENT 2018 - Sunday, April 1

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John 19:40. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths. The tenderness and the dignity with which Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus handle Jesus’s body illustrates their devotion and love for him. We are told that they brought one hundred pounds of...

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Lent 2018 - Monday, February 26

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Psalm 27:14. Though my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will sustain me. Among the most profound of all our fears is the fear of abandonment. And the worst sort of abandonment would be abandonment by our mothers and fathers. Unthinkable. Not long after my mother died (my father had...

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Roads to Reconciliation

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O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in...

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Letter from the Rector: The Grace in Aging

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To ripen into an elder, into a being that is more than simply elderly and more than only self, is a deliberate, thoughtful, sustained choice that arises from the intention to see things as they are. The Grace in Aging: Awakening as You Grow Older, Kathleen Singh, p. 18 Here’s a...

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