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Scholarship Winners Announced

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Congratulations to St. Bart's 2018 scholarship recipients.   Caroline Munoz is a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace and will pursue a B.S. in Human Health at Emory University this fall to become a Genetic and Molecular Researcher with aspirations to work in a biotech company...

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New Director of Music Joins St. Bart's in August

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

John-Luke Addison, Director of Music and Principal Organist   Our prayers have been answered. We have extended a call to John-Luke Addison. I received a unanimous recommendation from the search committee and an affirmation by the entire vestry/officers earlier this week. John-Luke has...

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Nobody is Perfect

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Lauryn Butler's sermon on Pentecost (May 20, 2018)   Nobody is perfect. It’s a statement we have known throughout our entire lives but still find hard to accept as fact. Not only do those around us sometimes fall short of the high expectations we set for them, but we ourselves...

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On Liturgy and Music

Posted by Nathan Costa on

Thank you all for being here, for praying together at Evensong, for bringing out weekend to a quiet close and in company with one another. Thanks also for sticking around for this gathering as well. When I spoke with Fr. Mark and Fr. Chris about this event last week, I knew what they...

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Strangers and a Fearful World

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Most parents teach their children to watch out for strangers. That's a legitimate concern, given that the world seems to be a more dangerous place than it used to be. But is that true? The world has always been a dangerous place. We just know more about that danger more quickly because of the...

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Finding a Rule of Life

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Often, I hear people say that religion is all about rules. Do this. Don’t do that. People often push back against the religious life because they are resistant to rules, and to being told what to do. But religion is so much more than rules. The word religion comes from the Latin...

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How Did She Do It? (from Fr. Mark)

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Journal entry from a son sitting at his mother’s bedside … How does she do it? I have asked this every hour it seems. How can this woman maintain such grace while her body is changing rapidly before my eyes? We moved mom from the hospital to a residential hospice. As mom was...

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Dignity and Simplicity (from Fr. Mark)

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Journal entry from a son sitting at his mother’s bedside … It’s good to get all “gussied up”! – Dignity As I walked in this morning to see mom, my mind was racing again. My family was flying in, one brother has gone home to be with his newborn, friends are...

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What a Gift! (from Fr. Mark)

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Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Journal entry from a son sitting at his mother’s bedside … What a gift she has given you! When my father died suddenly in 2006, we learned the hard way how difficult it is for any surviving spouse, children, family, and others when the “their house is not in order.&rdquo...

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Strength & Grace (from Fr. Mark)

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Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Journal entry from a son sitting at his mother’s bedside … Moses said, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Ex 14:14) My mother has always been strong. She was strong to survive Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and the long voyages on the...

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