From the Rector’s Desk

Week of November 29, 2020

Last Sunday morning, Vimeo suffered a system-wide failure across the country at 10:30 AM, precluding us from being able to broadcast.  That included my three answers to questions submitted by parishioners!  So what to do?  Well, I thought I’d answer one each week in the Corner.  Here’s the first: Good evening Father Rob, I asked…

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Week of November 22, 2020

While there are many days of the Christian year whose motto could be the quote from Julian of Norwich, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well,” a good contender for the top spot could be this Sunday, the last Sunday after Pentecost, aka “Christ the…

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Week of November 15, 2020

This week I was chatting my phone with a parishioner here, a person who lives alone and tended to be a bit of a solitary person. It was a bit of a pastoral call, just to see how she was doing, and after a bit of conversation she said, “but how are YOU doing, Father Rob,…

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Week of October 25, 2020

First of all, I’d like to thank all the people who helped make the first every “Fall Festival of Faith and Fun” possible. I had a great time being a part of it, and loved watching all the talented members of the congregation sharing their gifts with us. Second, my additional thanks to everyone who helped…

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Week of October 18, 2020

Just yesterday I was talking with Susan Hires, our Children’s Ministry staff person, about All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and a few of my favorite saints in the calendar who often go unrecognized. I should say unrecognized unless I mention them in the context of a service, such as we used to do at Brandon…

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Week of October 11, 2020

Trinity Church is holding its first in-person worship service on Sunday, October 18th at 10:30 AM. What you need to know This will be an outdoor event in the churchyard of the parish.  In the case of inclement weather, the service will be cancelled. We are limiting the size of the congregation for safety purposes to…

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Week of October 4, 2020

While I never thought I would reference late 1980’s big hair metal band Cinderella in a Church newsletter article, I can not help but think that a possible theme song for 2020 is there 1988 power ballad “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).” So many things that were so commonplace, so totally quotidian in…

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Week of September 27, 2020

As I wandered the rooms and halls of Trinity this past week, skirting children as they drew on our sidewalks with chalk, practiced violins, or listened to teachers on tablets, I considered what a different place the church felt like these days as a result of our agreeing to host a distance learning pod. I remarked…

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Week of September 20, 2020

Elsewhere in the Corner you will see an article about an initiative that the Vestry and I undertook to try to provide support to families of young children in the Lawrence area. This ministry has proven to be challenging, but at the same time surprisingly rewarding. I was, I will admit, a bit surprised by…

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Week of September 13. 2020

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Jesus’ statement to his disciples has often been cited as the Scriptural foundation for the Church’s, in particular the clergy’s, authority to absolve people of their sins. But what if…

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