Weekly Dispatch, August 19th, 2020
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A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

It has been quite a year, but at long last, we finally had our confirmations! We managed to get a few photos of the event, and you can check them out at our Instagram page here. It was a beautiful service and a blessing to have Bp. LeMarquand with us to preach and preside. It was also really good to spend some time in fellowship after the service. We are planning more opportunities to fellowship together outdoors, so stay tuned.

Also, beginning this Sunday, we are going to move a refreshment table outside after the service for people who would like to linger a little longer. We do need to continue practicing social distancing, etc., but small gatherings outdoors are considered safer than gatherings indoors, and we have a nice spot to gather.

As I've been doing in recent weeks, I'll share a few essays with you this morning. You may remember that I mentioned the classical vice, curiositas, in a sermon several weeks ago where I discussed the temptation to acquire information for reasons other than God's glory. I came across an essay in First Things from several years ago describing that vice and its current relevance.

Also, have you heard about the conspiracy movement, QAnon? While I do not endorse everything written in these articles, you should probably be aware of this movement, and you can learn a bit about it at this source, and this one. Are you aware of the fact that foreign interests are taking advantage of our divisions, manipulating the American people, and turning us against each other? Have a look at this report if you want to learn more. In my mind, there is good reason to suspect that people on the right and left are both being duped, and the ones doing the duping are not necessarily your neighbors. Please don't allow social media hysteria to turn you against your neighbors. But most importantly, do not allow social media hysteria to turn you against your brothers and sisters in Christ.

These are strange times, dear friends. I am daily convinced of the blessings found in little communities of humble and repentant people trying to learn from and follow Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, we can be that kind of community.

Grace & Peace,

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    A Sermon by Bp. Grant LeMarquand

    A message from the series "Sermons from Lectionary Texts." Interim Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand, preaches on the paradigm-shifting response of Jesus to the Canaanite woman who approached him in Matthew 15:21-28 at St. John's Anglican Church in North Canton, Ohio.

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    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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