INVITING GENEROSITY It is stewardship season, and I know that people sometimes get tired of hearing about giving money. For those of you who have been taking note and giving for many years, what I am saying is not new. There is a lot of understand about the financial realities of a church like ours. […]
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.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of shifting our third morning service on Sundays to begin at 11:15. This change provides more time for Christian education for children, youth and adults. We have been listening carefully to your feedback. After much prayer and deliberation, we (clergy, lay staff, ministry leaders, and vestry) […]
This Sunday, we will hear from the Gospel according to Luke (12:32-40) as Jesus instructs his disciples to not be afraid, to sell their possessions in order to give alms. It is a challenging passage for us who have many possessions and are still often afraid of not having enough. What Jesus seems to be […]
A message from the rector about summer changes in liturgy at St. George’s, 2016 Greetings beloved St. Georgians and friends, As we begin our summer season of worshipping together, I want to share with you some of the changes that will occur as well as some of the reasons for those changes. Although the liturgy […]
Greetings beloved St. Georgians, For many of us, the recent changes in weather have been unsettling. It has, at times, seemed more like fall than spring! In our society, changes in technology, politics, religion, economics (and the list goes on) can make it seem like everything is coming apart. Wouldn’t it be nice if there […]