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Being Good

Friends, Last Sunday I preached a sermon about uninvited visitors. Jesus teaches and urges us not to walk by and ignore suffering. (If you missed it, you can listen here). Also I shared this powerful prayer, offered  by the Rev. Lee Walker: “As our nation struggles with how to respond to those from other nations…

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A Window to Music

One of the last stained glass windows to be installed in our church by Judson Studios includes a panel commemorating our choir’s first performance at Westminster Abbey in August of 1999. Twenty years hence and three tours of Great Britain under our belt, the Choir of Saint James begins a 10-day tour of Ireland singing…

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Meet the Rev. John Feuss

Dear friends, Earlier this month (June 8) at St. John’s Cathedral, the wonderful and gifted Jon Feuss was ordained as a transitional deacon; then, next year he will be ordained to the priesthood. (By contrast, vocational deacons remain deacons). And here is the most exciting news…WE are the blessed church who will get to know/host/travel…

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Way of Love

Dear friends, Life here at St. James’ is filled with blessings: beautiful music and worship, fantastic diversity, important outreach through our food ministries, and the delight of life alongside the hustle and bustle of St. James’ School. Stewardship is how we express gratitude for the gifts in our lives. Your vestry and I have been…

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Disappearing Feet

I have a childhood memory I hope you don’t share. As a child, my brother, sister and I would join our dad and his wife and her four children for summer vacation. Every year, all nine of us would pile into the family station wagon and drive across country. If you come from a big…

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Honoring the Prince of Wales Alumni Association

The Prince Of Wales School has established itself as one of the premier state schools in Sierra Leone for many decades since its inception in 1925. As a state-sponsored secondary level school, it has gone through many changes during the last twenty years due to the different reforms introduced by the Government of Sierra Leone.…

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Sharing Stories

Dear friends, I have been very slow to warm to social media. Years ago, when others were enjoying pictures of their children and grandchildren on Facebook, I resisted. Social media just didn’t seem healthy or real enough, and I used to joke that I was waiting for Facebook to blow over.  Well, far from blowing…

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Easter Eggs

Dear friends,So many of us remember Easter egg hunts as children. Darting this way and that, our baskets tipping dangerously as we search. Worrying the bigger kids will find all the eggs. This Easter Sunday, we’ll have plenty of eggs hidden away in the courtyard after the 10:30 AM service, and baskets for our children. The…

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Stained Glass: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Today we look at the fifth in our series exploring the meaning of “The Lord’s Prayer Windows”, the lower lineup of stained glass windows along the eastern wall of the church nave. Today, let’s start at the bottom of the window, where we see Christ in the wilderness battling against Satan’s temptations. In the next…

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Palm Sunday

Dear friends, This weekend we entered Holy Week with one of the most exciting services of the year: Palm Sunday. We had the drama of Korean drums, the timeless ritual of blessing palms, and the procession of clergy and congregation into the church, triumphantly waving palms. (In the past we have included a donkey, but…

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