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June/July 2017

By Deacon Bobby on July 01, 2017 0 Comments

We are now several weeks into Fr. John’s retirement as our rector and so I’m beginning to believe that he really, truly is going through with this! As with any loss, whether unexpected or planned, there is always grief and a sense of uncertainty, and this is ... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - May 2017

By Father John Norvell on May 01, 2017 0 Comments

Last Sunday, as I’d just finished a session with the Inquirer’s Class, I was walking by the parish library and heard laughter coming through the door from the Adult Class inside. I had to smile, knowing that community life will certainly carry on at St. ... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric -March 2017

By Father John Norvell on February 27, 2017 0 Comments

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I suppose that’s true unless it’s done in mockery. I’ve been thinking about that as I prepare for Lent—who am I grooming myself to become, or better yet, who is God grooming me... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - January 2017

By Father John Norvell on January 02, 2017 0 Comments

The best definition for the word “geek” is the person you picked on in high school and wound up working for as an adult. In many instances, geeks from my generation were the youth who had a passion for learning, always entered the science fair, and spoke in a... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - November 2106

By Father John Norvell on November 01, 2016 0 Comments

This year’s Diocesan Convention has now come and gone, marking 29 for me. It’s hard to believe that I’m now considered one of the senior clergy members in our diocese. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Our conventions represent all that is good ... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - September 2016

By Father John Norvell on September 01, 2016 0 Comments

Even though our adults have continued to meet for Christian formation throughout the summer, after a three month hiatus, Sunday School for our youth will resume on September 18th. Rally Day is what we call it, and we’re working hard to get the rooms ready, supplies... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - June 2016

By Father John Norvell on June 01, 2016 0 Comments

Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' Maybe you’ve seen the commercial on TV of the woman who is in the business of buying ugly homes. At the end of the commercial she says, R... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - March 2016

By Father John Norvell on March 01, 2016 0 Comments

Rough winters are always a relative thing, and I suppose we shouldn’t do too much complaining when you consider what some other parts of our country have had to go through. Even so, I’m thankful to see warm temperatures and the signs of Spring that accompany ... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - February 2016

By Father John Norvell on February 01, 2016 0 Comments

Does the world seem to be an angrier place lately? Perhaps it’s the political climate we’re now living in with presidential wannabes sewing the seeds of discontent and mistrust in order to gain some footing in the primaries. Maybe we’re on edge because ... Read more »

Rector's Rhetoric - January 2016

By Father John Norvell on January 01, 2016 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about resolutions lately and how hard it is to keep them. Some of what I’ve been contemplating doing are similar to what one would take on during Lent, but the problem is that you have to remember what you’re to do (or... Read more »