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My Experience with Ashes to Go

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I loved Ashes to Go; like handing out water at Pride, it is way outside my normal comfort zone but I feel like an agent of the Holy Spirit – it is my amazing privilege to help some little space open up where it is possible for another person to see a small ray of God’s abundant love...

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Another Experience with Ashes to Go

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When I received the email from Chris Harris regarding Ashes to Go I was very hesitant to respond one way or the other. I thought it was a clever idea, but wasn’t quite sure if I agreed with such an unconventional method of giving ashes and I certainly was not sure if I could be involved in...

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Why Church: Our War on Idolatry

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Last month, I was invited to preach in the rector’s pulpit. I mentioned the comment Justice Clarence Thomas made in a recent interview, “there is nothing to bind us together as a nation anymore.” This month I would like to expand on that thought. David Brooks is an American...

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Praying Online: Yes, it is Possible

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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Do you think of your smartphone when you think of prayer practices? It’s easy to see that our society is addicted to our phones. We can barely go ten minutes without checking to see if we’ve gotten a text. And standing in line at the grocery store now means scrolling through our...

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Haiti Day 5: Medical Clinic Finale

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  “Rise and shine and give God the Glory!” was the song the counselors always used to wake us at summer camp. I have to admit, on our final morning in Lorenette, I was not feeling very “shiny” this morning. And after several days of difficult medical work, I...

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Haiti Day 4: Full-Day Medical Clinic (Monday, January 8) 

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  What a wonderful day it was today!  We saw over 100 patients. The queue was already out the door by the time we opened  at 8:15am there was a wide range of ages, including one woman who was 106 years old!  In a country where the average life expectancy is about 55-60 years...

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Haiti Day 3: Sunday, January 7

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Today we woke up to a light fog and the sun slowly burning through. 9am worship actually began at 10am. Fr Noe asked me to lead worship - all i can offer is English. Anxious I was:  I was then reminded by an elder that “in the country - no need to worry about not speaking French -...

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A Resolution Request

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Just a few weeks ago, we heard Mtr. Mary Lynn speak frankly about New Year’s resolutions. How many of us start out with specific goals and the resolve to make these goals a reality? Often around things like food and exercise. For me, I usually make it to January 9. It is my birthday and...

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Haiti Day 2: Feast Day of the Epiphany (January 6, 2018). 

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

  What a great day it has been. After a good night sleep we packed up the two trucks and drove to Lorenette. It took a bit longer thanks to some wet roads and the decay of parts of the roads since my last visit.  When we arrived at the Epiphany School, we greeted by a large crowd...

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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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