This year, during the third week of Eastertide, on May 4, the church remembers Monnica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She died on this day in 387. Augustine is considered to be one of the major theologians of the Western Christian tradition. His autobiography, “The Confessions” is a classic that I highly recommend. […]
Reflections and notes from the Rector of St. George’s, the Rev. Joseph H. Hensley Jr.
Notes from the Rector
Selected notes to the parish from the Rev. Joseph H. Hensley, Jr., rector of St. George's Episcopal Church.
Greetings beloved St. Georgians This Sunday, we will hear these words from Jesus to his disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14) In other words, “Following me is not going to be a private thing. It means going public.” In our Baptismal Covenant we […]
Our current adult forum series is titled, “Standing with the Most Vulnerable.” Each Sunday we have featured a ministry or a topic that concerns people on the margins of society, people that are vulnerable to abuse or neglect. In many ways, this series is inspired by Matthew 25:31-45. Jesus describes a scene of final judgment […]
Having a good question makes all the difference. Too often we frame things in an either/or way. Will I pledge money to the church’s budget next year, OR will I give as I can? Will I increase my pledge OR will it stay the same? Either/or thinking limits our possibilities. I would like to […]
It seems like everywhere you turn, people are asking for more. More money for political campaigns. More money for non-profits. More for this. More for that. More. More. More. It can get tiring. So the last thing you want is to come to church and be asked for more. It’s still our season of inviting […]