Weekly Dispatch, April 15th, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

Blessings to you all on this first Wednesday of the Easter season. For Christians who observe the liturgical calendar, Easter is a 50 day season rather than a single day, so we will continue to focus on the resurrection and its implications in the weeks ahead. The season comes to an end with Pentecost Sunday, which takes place on May 31st this year.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Things are fine at the Hollon home, though we are all a little stir-crazy at this point and ready for a return to some kind of normalcy. As I mentioned this past Sunday, I'd like to incorporate more poetry and art in our Sunday Zoom services, so please feel free to make recommendations if you have any. I also plan to begin some brief lessons on various elements in the liturgy this Sunday.

I have no idea how long this unfortunate situation will last, but as the weather warms up, we may begin to consider different options for Sunday worship and possibly some creative way to celebrate the Eucharist. Some churches have done "drive-through" eucharist and parking-lot services. We would need an "fm transmitter" for the parking-lot service, so that will be an option only if it looks like this will go on for many more months. Please stay tuned but also be patient, since this situation really is unfortunate and simply cannot be truly satisfactory. What we all really want is to meet in person and resume our normal rhythms. Let's pray that time comes quickly!

This coming Sunday, we will begin a series taking us through 1 Peter. I plan to put a few videos up on St. John's YouTube channel introducing the series, so I'll be sure to send out a link to the videos when I get them online. I look forward to seeing you for Evening Prayer at 6:30 tonight. You can access the Evening Prayer liturgy here, and the Zoom meeting here.
Grace & Peace,

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St. John's Temporary Schedule

  • Evening Prayer on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Spiritual Communion on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.

"Easter Sunday, 2020," Fr. Bryan Hollon

A message for Easter Sunday, 2020. Fr. Bryan preaches a homily on the meaning and implications of the resurrection of Christ.
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"Learning in Wartime," Bryan Hollon

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A message from the series "C.S. Lewis Institute." Fr. Bryan was asked to offer some encouragement to Fellows in the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program. Dale Boston was recommending this essay at Church on our last day together, so I thought the message may be of interest to members of St. John's.
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The Daily Office

Interested in a simple way to pray the daily office from the Book of Common Prayer? Follow this link for text and audio versions of morning, noon, and evening prayer. The site is hosted by our friend, Fr. Michael Jarrett.


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