Thanksgiving Message

I often find myself approaching Thanksgiving with a focus on two streams of thought. One is a heightened awareness of the struggles of people on my mind. The other is global concerns, and a sense of gratitude for what is right in the world. Those two things often connect powerfully.…

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Easter Message

Hello everyone! I hope this parish letter finds each of you well into a meaningful observance of Lent, and looking forward to the celebration of Spring and Easter! As Holy Week and Easter approach, many things are happening over eight short days. My hope is that you will find spiritual,…

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Lenten Message 2019

Hello all, It is that time of the year again! Depressing, somber, dreary Lent. A time of self denial, self discipline, and frankly some very dark themes and stories in church.  At least that often seems to be Lent’s reputation. The thing is, the way we celebrate Lent can be…

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Advent/ Christmas Message

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas, from the Parish Family of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Timberlea.   As Rector it is my joyful privilege to invite you to share in the four weeks of Advent, a time of sharing an awareness of what is happening in our world, and within ourselves. …

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Thanksgiving Message

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This time of the year we become much more connected to our sense of thankfulness. I’m thinking of my own sense of thankfulness for our church today. One of the many things I love so much about the church is the thought of seeing ourselves as brothers…

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Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! I hope this letter finds all our members rested, feeling strengthened and renewed by the beauty of summer. Although many of us are more than ready for cooler fall days and less humidity! The most spiritual part of this season for many has nothing to do with whether…

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An Easter Message

Hi everyone, on behalf of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church I want to wish you all a deeply meaningful Holy Week and Easter! For many of us Lent has been a challenging experience, in a way that has been unique to each individual. For us at St. Andrew’s it has all…

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Lenten Message

Hello everyone, It’s lent! And what does that usually bring to mind? Memories of the past when we had all kinds of rules and instructions about these next 40 days and nights? Can you remember only eating fish on Fridays? Or fasting, which may have involved giving up certain foods,…

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