Weekly Dispatch, February 10th, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Evening Prayer - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 10:30 at Church and via Zoom
  • Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, 2/17 at 7 pm

A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

Last Sunday felt so good! It was wonderful to gather in the same room, and it was especially wonderful to worship in song, which we have not done for nearly a year. I look forward to doing it again in just a few days. Of course, we miss those who can't be with us right now, but it is good to know that they are able to join us via Zoom and Facebook Live. If you are not able to join us in person and would like consecrated bread in order to participate in the Eucharist, the church will be open from 10-noon on Saturday.

For the first time in quite a while, there are no big decisions to make or unusual events to report. Ash Wednesday is exactly one week from today, and we will gather at 7:00 pm for the imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist. I hope you can join us, and I hope you have some time to prepare yourself for a Holy Lent. The older I get, the more I love the liturgical calendar with its seasons of feasting and fasting. A season like lent is especially helpful, since it invites us, not merely to read the bible but to become characters in its plot.

Many years ago, the Hebrews journeyed for 40 years in the desert after their exodus from Egypt. During those years, they grumbled and succumbed to temptation again and again. When Jesus began his ministry by going out into the desert to be tempted for 40 days, he demonstrated his faithfulness since those who came before him could not. When we practice Lent, we become a part of this long and holy history, which is ordered providentially by God for our salvation. I hope you will let this coming Lenten season form you more completely into the image of Christ since that is its intent.

Finally, Suzanne has already put out a call for meals for the Boquists. We've had several sign-ups, but there are plenty of slots left. Leighton, Joshua, and the baby are all doing well, though they can no doubt use prayer as these first few months are exhausting.

Grace & Peace,

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