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Holy Week and the Holy Triduum

The Heart of the Christian Year Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, as Jesus enters Jerusalem and is welcomed as king. Soon, his confrontation with...

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Spreading the Turkey Love

By Fr. Oliver Butler My grandmother loved everybody who walked through her door – one plate at a time. As a boy who liked to sleep in on the...

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Flickers in the Dark

  By Fr. Oliver Butler Years ago, and long before the burden that is 2020, I found myself lost and on a dark stretch of life’s highway for...

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Advent Discipline: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

By Benjamin Kolodziej, Organist and Choirmaster Although Advent is the first season in the liturgical calendar, the Church did not incorporate...

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It’s okay when it’s not okay

By Fr. David Houk Not only is fatigue a symptom experienced by those who contract COVID-19, but now we are starting to hear of people who are...

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Singing our faith

Organist and Choirmaster Benjamin Kolodziej reflects on a favorite Lenten him at St. John’s.   Although The Hymnal 1982 places “When I...

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All about Lent

A forty day journey Lent is a season of the Church Year that calls Christians to focus on repentance and personal devotion in light of the coming...

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Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras

A great time was had by all at St. John’s annual Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebration. Combining Lenten traditions from the Church of...

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Intimacy with God

By Fr. David Houk In my sermon on the Feast of the Presentation, I mentioned my favorite book on prayer. It is Thomas Keating’s Intimacy...

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Invite, Welcome, Connect – An Introduction

Invite, Welcome, Connect – An Introduction by Fr. Andy Over the past few months, the clergy at St. John’s have started to implement...

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The BUZZ

2019 4th Quarter Newsletter Download the parish newsletter, The BUZZ. Inside are stories about Fr. Houk’s Holy Land trip, the Choir’s...

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Divine Love

Parishioner Jimmy Fowler shares some thoughts from his private devotions, along with a book recommendation. One of my favorite devotional books is...

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Doug Digs St. John’s

A cradle Episcopalian, Doug’s journey with Jesus Christ has been lived within and outside of the Episcopal Church. In this Parishioner...

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Congrats to Aluet and family!

Fr. Herb DeWees writes about a refugee’s journey to citizenship. Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis...

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St. John’s at Reinhardt

Parishioner Bob Bowser is one of St. John’s tutors at nearby Reinhardt Elementary. To get involved in this ministry contact Megan Germain...

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Come and See

Fr. Houk in the Holy Land. Nathanael said to Philip, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” (John 1:46) I...

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For All The Saints

By Organist-Choirmaster Benjamin Kolodziej We prepare for All Saints Sunday this week, a liturgy which we begin with the great hymn, “For All the...

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Meet Meshea

Meshea Matthews began her tenure as St. John’s Episcopal School’s fifth Head of School in July of 2019. Get to know her in her own...

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Why do we bless animals?

By Fr. Andy Johnson. As October approaches, we see the telltale signs of the change of the seasons: pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, pop-up...

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You might be surprised to learn that catapults have an exceedingly long history. Of course, when I mention a catapult, you probably imagine...

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Being there: St. John’s Cantate Deo choir in England

Members of St John’s Cantate Deo choir traveled to England from July 29 to August 10, singing evensong services at Bristol, St Alban’s...

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What Moves You?

Specifically, what moves you to take care of your loved ones? Because they demand it? Probably not. Because you are obligated to do it? Maybe...

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Parishioner profile: Wilson Schoellkopf

For Wilson Schoellkopf – Vestry member, native Dallasite, cradle Episcopalian – a passage from one of John Lennon’s songs strikes close to home...

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