Weekly Dispatch, April 21st, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 10:30 am at Church and via Zoom
  • Evening Prayer - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Cana Vox Meeting - April 23rd, at 7:30 at Church

A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to April 21st and two inches of snow on the ground! The good news is that the skies will clear, and the weather channel suggests it will be 79 by Wednesday of next week. A few days of cold are no problem at all when we can look forward to a long season with more sun and warmth. We certainly have a lot to look forward to!

I've been reading and thinking quite a bit, lately, about the strange direction our culture is taking. I found one essay especially helpful, so I thought I would share. It was written by Timothy Dalrymple (essay here) and offers some explanation for why our culture is so splintered, but it also provides some helpful advice to help Christians move forward. I believe that, at St. John's, we are doing exactly what we need to be doing in times such as this - focusing positively on the First Things of the gospel.

Regarding our search for a new Rector, we submitted information to the diocese on Monday and expect to see a posting on both the diocesan website and on the provincial website soon. The posting will include a description of our church, the kind of Rector that we would like to hire, and links to an application form. As Senior Warden, Bob Archibald is organizing a search committee to help review applications and then narrow down a list of candidates to work with. The Vestry, with the Bishop's approval, will have the final decision in making an offer when that time comes.

Pray for St. John's - that we will continue to grow in grace as a fellowship, that our Rector search will not be rushed, that the Holy Spirit will provide wisdom and guidance, and that God will continue to bless us in the years ahead. Suzanne and I are excited to be part of it and are certainly praying with you.

Grace & Peace,

If you would like to support St. John's during this time, you can give online by clicking the button below. You may also send a check to the following address:

PO BOX 36591, CANTON OH 44735

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