Weekly Dispatch, July 22nd, 2020
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A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

My family had a wonderful getaway last week, but it is always nice to be back home. I continue to be amazed and grateful for the faithfulness of this church body in these very unusual times. Attendance is good. We continue to have visitors, and though our service is not as beautiful without singing and a more traditional approach to the Eucharist, we are worshiping nonetheless and have everything we need to fulfill our mission.

That said, the Mission Council will meet this Thursday. We have quite a bit on the agenda, and among other things, we plan to discuss what the coming months will look like for St. John's. Regardless of our deliberations, it really is important that we all exercise patience during this season and that we find ways to be grateful even as we can't be entirely satisfied with current circumstances.

Do you know that patience was one of the chief virtues of the early church? It was among the most important ingredients in their slow and steady growth, and it will serve us well during these times just as it did them. I highly recommend a book titled The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, by Alan Kreider who died not long after speaking about the book while visiting with us at Malone several years ago. In Romans 12:12, St. Paul encourages the church to "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." This is good advice, so I commend his words to you and to myself.

The women's group met for Bible study last night, and the men's breakfast takes place this coming Saturday, July 25th at 8:00 a.m. We will gather for food and fellowship at the Bittaker home at the following address:

12887 Troyer Ave NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

If you have any questions or trouble getting there, Dan's cell # is 330-354-3923. You can also reach me at 330-685-5510.

Have a blessed week!

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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