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Connected by an Invisible String

Sisters and Brothers, As I reflect on the last three and a half years that I have spent with you, I am so incredibly grateful. St. John’s and Salisbury will...

Celebrating 25 Years

Sisters and Brothers, Twenty-five years ago (plus one day), at the Virginia Synod Assembly at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA, these words were spoken. "I present for ordination...
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From the Pastor: Summer Reading List

Some of the Woollys at Garden City Beach, SC Dear friends, One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to find a really...
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100 Years is a Long Time

Pastor Rhodes Dear friends, 100 years is a long time. In the last 100 years we’ve experienced the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, a world war,...

New Life: As We Peer into Spring

Nathan Hough never imagined what he’d find when he stepped out to his new pig sty the other day. A baby piglet! Turns our Mama Pig...


Dear friends, The Economist recently wrote of a quiet pandemic that’s been developing while most people’s attention has been on Covid-19: loneliness. It’s a problem that’s been around for a...

A Message for a New Year

Sisters and Brothers, There is nothing better than a new planner! Ok, maybe not for you, but for me, the flipping of the calendar to a new year means a...
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A Message for A New Year

Dear friends, How quickly can we bid farewell to 2020? Who knows if it’s a record or not, but the first Christmas tree I saw this year was the week...

Planting Seeds for Future Leaders

I’ve just finished watching the first presidential debate, and I’ve decided to tell you who to vote for. Keep reading … At one level, the debate was pure embarrassment, two...

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