I invite us to join our prayers with the prayers of so many around the world for all those affected by recent terrorist bombings in Brussels, Belgium, and Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast. We pray for those killed and injured and their families. We pray for all those who responded with care and service. We pray […]
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 begin our Holy Week pilgrimage from Palm Sunday to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter. These are our highest and holiest days. We often refer to the reading about Jesus’ trial and crucifixion as the “Passion Play.” The word “passion” once referred more to suffering (from […]
Greetings beloved St. Georgians, We began Lent having just had a rich conversation with Natalie Finstad about how we are called to “be the church” and be about the mission of reconciliation and radical love. The Compassionate Community weekend was a wonderful introduction to some principles which are slowly and steadily impacting our ministry together. […]
Greetings beloved St. Georgians, This weekend marks the halfway point through Lent. The church, in its wisdom, has a tradition of the fourth Sunday in Lent being set aside as a “lighter” day, a break in the seasonal liturgical austerity. It is sometimes referred to as “Laetare Sunday,” “Mothering Sunday,” or “Refreshment Sunday.” In some […]
At last weekend’s vestry retreat, we found ourselves discussing the statement endorsed by a majority of Anglican primates, criticizing The Episcopal Church’s actions to offer the sacrament of marriage to couples regardless of gender. Your vestry wanted to emphasize that we as a parish continue to be an open and welcoming place for all persons.They […]