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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)

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

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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Voices from Gun Violence Prevention Series

Posted by Bill Doehr on

“…I saw the headline for the Parkland High School, and I didn’t want to click on it, I just didn’t want to do this again…” “…I saw the headline for the Parkland High School, and I didn’t want to click on it, I just didn’t want to do...

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Honor Faith. Build Future. Campaign - May Commitment Weekend

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St Bart’s is expanding ministry 24/7 with our parish faith community and the community outside our campus to serve more people in real and tangible ways. To do this good work our parish discussed, listened and then decided that we need to expand and update our aging campus that presents so...

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Praying for Peace with Teenagers

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

"God of peace, open the eyes of those who want to dominate others through violence, oppression, hatred, and ignorance. Help the leaders of all nations see that peace will make a better world for today's youth and tomorrow's children." from "Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young...

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Walking a Labyrinth

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The enhanced courtyard with amphitheater, chapel, and labyrinth in our campus design plan are getting a lot of attention and feedback! Did you know that St. Bart’s has a portable labyrinth (printed on canvas)? It was recently used with our youth to learn about walking the labyrinth, led by...

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The Gift of Your Presence

Posted by Alex Howard on

“I remember the day Sally was baptized.” “I’ve known Susie since she was a baby.” “Billy, I can’t believe how quickly you’ve grown!” As long-standing members of a church, many of us have stories of the children in the community and how...

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