Back in Memorial Church

As of Sunday, June 6, 2021, St. John’s is now back in Memorial United Methodist Church for worship. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we haven’t been able to worship or meet in the church since March 2020. During this time, the Methodists changed their worship time in the church sanctuary to 10:00am. As a result, St. … [Read more…]

Just Passing Through

A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (July 5) 2020 Epistle reading: Romans 8:18-23 Gospel reading: Luke 6:36-42 The Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity: “O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being … [Read more…]

Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion is the practice of desiring union with Christ in the Holy Eucharist when an individual cannot receive Holy Communion in person. Spiritual Communion is practiced in the Anglican tradition as well as in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Methodist Churches. Spiritual Communion has been especially used by Christians in times of persecution, such … [Read more…]

ACC Provincial Synod and 2020 Anglican Joint Synods

The ACC Provincial Synod and 2020 Anglican Joint Synods were held January 13-17 in Dunwoody (metro Atlanta), GA. I attended as one of 11 clerical delegates from our Diocese of the Mid-Alantic States. In addition to the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC), the other three Churches of the “G-4”—the Anglican Church in America (ACA), Anglican Province … [Read more…]

The Anglican Sources of Authority

In today’s Gospel reading there is a continuation of the running debate between Jesus and the religious leaders of his day.  In our passage, one of the Pharisees who was also a lawyer attempts to trick Jesus by asking which is the greatest commandment in the law.  Earlier in St. Matthew’s Gospel, the chief priests … [Read more…]

Diocesan Synod

Our annual Diocesan Synod was held June 13-14 in Roanoke, VA. Bill Garrett and Fr. Rob attended, representing St. John’s. Both Bill and Fr. Rob were encouraged and uplifted by the Synod, especially the open discussion held at the end of the Friday business session as well as the several small group and one-on-one discussions … [Read more…]