A Letter from Our Rector

Grace and Peace to you!

I give thanks for the faithfulness you all show as we continue to worship and do ministry in this pandemic. I am talking with others about how and when to move forward with more in-person worship opportunities. Information will be shared as details are worked out. You can join us on Sunday afternoon for Eucharist at 3:00. Sign up at this link.

I was excited to see so many of our Justice Ministry Network members tuned in to the Justice Knox Rally. I am delighted that many public officials are taking notice and responding to the work of this coalition of 18 congregations. The Nehemiah Action is May 3. Look for information coming soon about how to register for virtual and in-person options to be part of this gathering. 

There are still chances to join in a Centennial Focus Group on zoom. These 45 minute sessions explore ministry at St. James and how we can best use our resources as we move into our next 100 years of ministry. Check this blog post for times and links to register. Your feedback is appreciated.

We all mourn together the tragic shooting at Austin-East High School. So many emotions rise when I think of the epidemic of violence in our world. I am finding that the work we do with Justice Knox is one way that we can address issues in society that cause people to feel so desperate as to use violence. I also hold that our faith in Christ who was broken by violence gives us the hope that there is life beyond violence. 

Be of good courage and keep the faith.

Peace,
Fr. John Mark

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