Saint John's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
From The Rector
The Rev. John W. Sewell
The welcome messages from the Rector that you often find are not easy to write; I find that they run along the line of, “Saint Swithin’s by the Swamp has the most delightful, warm and welcoming people ever to grace a set of pews and there is always room for a few more.”
I will not make that claim for the folk of Saint John’s, though I love them dearly. We like all people are a mixed bag of intentions, failure & success. What I can say about this community is that we are committed to knowing God with the consequences of what such an encounter bring.
I can welcome you to a place where the work of souls is taken seriously. We have many programs from sports to choirs to outreach and others, but all our activities must promote our meeting God and preparing our souls to present to him one day. God has no grandchildren and each of us must as, Saint Paul wrote, “Work out faith with fear and trembling.”
So if you are searching for God for the first time or perhaps looking for a place to live out the shape of your obedience in a community of faith, you well may have found a home.
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