Weekly Dispatch, July 1st, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

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A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

I have some wonderful news today! Bishop Grant LeMarquand will be in Northeast Ohio from Saturday, August 15th through Sunday, August 22nd. He has offered to preside over confirmations for us during that week, and I have proposed Sunday, August 16th. As soon as I hear back from him, I will announce the finalized date to the church. Because of delays related to the pandemic, this has been a long process, so I am very glad to know that we are moving forward now. We have quite a few people ready to be confirmed, so I will be reaching out to everyone soon in order to finalize a list. In the meantime, if you are interested in confirmation and have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call or send a text to 330-685-5510.

In other news The Rev. Canon Lawrence McElrath will be with us on Sunday, July 11th to preach and preside. He and his wife Megan met during their undergraduate studies at Malone University, so they are well known among our members, and it will be wonderful to have them with us. I've included a Bio below, so please have a look and welcome The Rev. Canon Lawrence when he joins us in a few weeks.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Grace & Peace,

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    The Rev. Canon Lawrence McElrath

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    The Rev. Canon Lawrence H. McElrath, Archbishop’s Canon & Chaplain | Director of A.M.E.N. Anglican Church in North American

    The Rev. Canon Lawrence H. McElrath serves as Canon and Chaplain to The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, who is the Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America. Lawrence also serves as the Director for the Anglican Multiethnic Network (A.M.E.N.). In addition to his duties, Canon McElrath serves as the Battalion Chaplain for the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), U.S. Army Reserves (Whitehall, Ohio). Before joining the Provincial staff, Canon Lawrence served as Assistant to the Bishop’s Chaplain for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and Curate at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hudson, Ohio.

    Canon Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Educational Ministries from Malone University, a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and has recently begun doctoral studies in Missional Leadership within the Sacramental Tradition at Asbury Theological Seminary. Father Lawrence is focusing his dissertation on Multicultural Leadership development.

    Lawrence and his wife, Megan, are Ohio natives currently residing in Georgia. In February, they welcomed their baby girl, Natalie Mae, into the world.

    Praying to Our Father, by Bryan Hollon

    A message from the series "On Prayer." Fr. Bryan preaches on Lukes version of the Lord's Prayer from chapter 11:1-14.

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