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The Wayfarer for May 2017

Easter, Hope, and Redemption Here we are in the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Christ is risen, and we celebrate. We celebrate the hope that the Resurrection gives us; the hope that comes from knowing that God gives us eternal …
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The Wayfarer for April 2017

Holy Week and Easter Spring is in the air, and the Great Fifty Days of Easter are almost here. But not yet. First there is Holy Week. Holy Week and its culmination in Easter Day make up the most important …
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The Wayfarer for March 2017

What are We Doing for Lent? Once again, we are beginning the season of Lent. While Lent is usually associated with “giving up” things, it is also a time of taking on new things. If one’s attendance at services has …
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The Wayfarer for February 2017

New Year, New People, Same Wonderful Church So we have started the new calendar year. (It has been the new Church year for months now.) New things are beginning and continuing things are, for lack of a better word, continuing.  …
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The Wayfarer for Dec 2016 and Jan 2017

It’s Bazaar The end of November at St. James’ is a pretty hectic and exciting time.  Between our annual Harvest Bazaar and the Thanksgiving holiday, there is not much time for getting the newsletter together, especially because we do a …
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The Wayfarer for November 2016

So What Can I do? There are many areas of ministry in the church.  I have written before about our renewed efforts at “hands-on” outreach, for example.  There are also many opportunities to serve “in house,” as it were.  I …
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The Wayfarer for October 2016

Something New (Don’t Panic) I am beginning my sixth month as the rector of St. James’.  Before that, of course, I served for two years as the priest-in-charge.  When making the transition from one to the other, the vestry and …
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The Wayfarer for September 2016

Why Do We Do That? Why do we use incense?  What’s the deal with the candles?  Why do we have a lectionary?  Or a Book of Common Prayer for that matter?  What is an Anglican?  How are they different?  How …
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The Wayfarer for August 2016

Fear Not August has arrived and with it all kinds of activities.  Schools will be starting up, including our own day school near the end of the month.  We will be giving reminders as it gets closer, but the carefree …
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