This Week’s From the Rector

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me,” we will sing this morning! Amen and Amen! Of all the things that would be the most meaningful for us as we spend our days  before going to Heaven to be with God, I suggest peace to be the most needed…How do we gain peace in this tumultuous world? In a nation so divided we can’t even speak with some of our friends any longer?

St. James tells us to rely on the wisdom of God as received through His Holy Word. To get peace, however, we have to work for it. It won’t just simply come to us. James, you recall, was a Doer of the Word. He worked for the Kingdom of God and didn’t just talk about it. James wanted work accomplished.

Today, let’s listen to James and talk about his advice to us all.

This past week, the vestry voted to renew my contract for another year. To assist the parish in it’s longevity goals, I offered a salary reduction of 1/3. It’s my offering to help the parish and leave funds for attempts at growth. You’ll be hearing more from me and the vestry on this subject very soon! I’m grateful for the vestry’s confidence in me as we move forward into 2022.

May you have a blessed week…

 

John

 

If I may ever be of service to you personally, please don’t hesitate to contact me through my email, frjohn@stmichaelanglicanchurch.com or my cellular phone (713)899-6434.