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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR DECEMBER 2011

THE FIRST ‘E’ OF “S.E.E.” – ENVIRONMENT In my November Rector’s Ruminations, I invited your attention to a vision I S.E.E. (Stewardship, Environment, Evangelization) for Emmanuel Parish.  In reflecting on the “S” of S.E.E., Stewardship I noted that being a steward involves … Continue reading

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Rector’s Ruminations for September 2011

  “What does it mean to be a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish?” And, What Does Such Membership Mean to You”   On July 31st, I preached a sermon entitled, “What does it mean to be a member of Emmanuel … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2011 “A VISION TO S.E.E.”

I have been thinking about and reflecting on our Parish Meeting and dinner on September 11th a good bit over the past few days.  Like many of you, I too, felt it was a special time. – the beautiful late … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR DECEMBER 2011 THE FIRST ‘E’ OF “S.E.E.” – ENVIRONMENT

In my November Rector’s Ruminations, I invited your attention to a vision I S.E.E. (Stewardship, Environment, Evangelization) for Emmanuel Parish.  In reflecting on the “S” of S.E.E., Stewardship I noted that being a steward involves everything we do after we … Continue reading

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“Restoring the word, Stewardship”

RUMINATIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2011 “Restoring the word, Stewardship” On October 2nd we began our annual Every Member Canvass.  In my sermon I shared a vision for Emmanuel Parish that can be summarized in three words – Stewardship, Environment and Evangelization … Continue reading

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“A Taxing Time”

Rector’s Ruminations for May 2011 A couple of weeks ago, along with millions of other Americans, we settled up with the IRS by paying our 2010 tax bill.  At about the same time, I received a copy of The Christian … Continue reading

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Rector’s Annual Report for 2010

February 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations My ruminations this month consist of my Rector’s Report to the Annual Meeting, January 23rd 2011: I began my report to you last year by quoting a portion of The Catechism entitled “The Ministry” with … Continue reading

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Epiphany

January 2011 – Rector’s Ruminations Epiphany, which we celebrate this month on the sixth of January and which continues as a season through March eighth and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, translates from the Greek as “manifestation.”  Those … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Outreach- 2010

November 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations In my column last month I recounted some of the highlights of our ministry at Emmanuel over the past year.  A few of you were interested and also appreciative of the fact that we support … Continue reading

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Rector’s Annual Report for 2009

February 2010 – Rector’s Ruminations According to The Book of Common Prayer (p. 856), “The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the … Continue reading

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