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Haiti Day 1: The Twelfth Day of Christmas (Friday, January 5)

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

The good news is we all arrived safely in Hinche, Haiti yesterday. The truth is that the saga began Thursday with the super storm canceling two flights for Mike and David. Kelli, Allen, Mary Ann, Wayne and Fr Mark all arrived in Miami at 5:30am to catch our flight to Haiti. After a full day - we...

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Artfully Giving to St. Bart's

Posted by Kristeen Evans on

Earlier this year, I was introduced to two retired church members who, like so many others, give their time and talent to St. Bart’s. What’s extraordinary isn’t that these retired church members volunteer at St. Bart’s, but rather how June Scopinich and Lindy Emery...

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Reflections on Developing Empathy: What is the Role of the Church in Serving People who are Homeless?

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St. Bart’s member Rita Moufarrenge offers her reflections on the recent 9am Forum with Matthew Works, a homeless person who shared with us his (so far unsuccessful) efforts to end homelessness in the United States by opening up churches to homeless people like himself.   Matthew...

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Our Wagon Wheel Advent Wreath

Posted by Nathan Costa on

The Advent wreath is a domestic symbol: its simple circle and four candles mark the four Sundays of Advent for families waiting to remember the coming of Christ at Christmas. The tradition of making Advent wreaths from wagon wheels comes from ancient Nordic and Celtic sun-worshipping...

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St. Bart's Youth Respond to Matthew 25

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Jesus said: “I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one...

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The Connection of Faith and Giving

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

The theme of “faith” weaves its way through all of Scripture. It was faith that led Noah to build an ark for 120 years. It was faith that caused Abraham to be willing to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. It was the faith of a Roman Centurion who believed that if Jesus just uttered...

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Reading Corner

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Looking for a gift for Christmas? Searching for ways to bring faith into your daily life? Check out these great books – they’ll become staples in your home. The Invisible String, Patrice KarstWe are all connected, and no one is ever alone. That’s the message of this beautiful...

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Christ the King Sunday Sermon

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

There was a news story, heard not long ago that I can’t shake from my mind. It was about a teen-age girl who befriended a stranger on the internet, someone allegedly her age. At first the conversations between the two were affirming, encouraging and supportive. A genuine relationship...

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The Gift of Advent

Posted by Nathan Costa on

As a young person, Lent was the season of the church year that resonated with me most. A substantial period of 40 days – always longer than a calendar month, sometimes spanning three – Lent sets aside time each year for us to discern the person of faith God calls each of us to be...

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The Kinship of the Kingdom

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Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Veterans Day Sermon - Sunday, November 12, 2017 Matthew 25: 1-13 So while we are spared the weeping and gnashing of teeth this week, our Gospel is another one of those pesky parables in Matthew, that can upon our first hearing, can sound as if ALL that stuff we dislike MOST about...

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