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August Rector's Letter

Dear Parish Family, Two Great Weekends in a RowWe've had two very positive and uplifting weekends in a row here at St. Laurence! On Sunday August 9, we celebrated St. Laurence Day, and gave thanks to God for 69 years of ministry and witness. We celebrated the normal masses, and then we had a big "drive-by" type event, which had a much larger than expected turnout. We wer...

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July Rector's Letter

Dear Parish Family, Church Services in JulyThe Church is open seven days a week, with at least two opportunities for prayer every day. Given the recent data about COVID, we totally understand that some folks are staying at home as much as possible. Everyone needs to do what they feel is best during this time. If you'd feel more comfortable worshipping with very few peopl...

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June Rector's letter

Dear Parish Family, In the June Rector's letter, we take a look at the re-opening of the Church building and the unrest in our country that is happening right now.Re-Opening the ChurchThe full worship schedule is up and running in the Church! I hope you'll join us soon. We've celebrated the Eucharist in the Church the last two mornings with the faithful and it has been a...

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May Rector's Letter

Dear Parish Family, In this month's Rector's Letter, there is only one topic: how we take a big step forward together.This SundayThis Sun,May 10,we will have Mass on thelawnby the back parking lotat 9:30am.Bring your own lawn chairs and spread out as much as you like. There is room back there for hundreds of people to gather while observing all social distancing guidelin...

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April Rector's Letter

Dear Parish Family, In this month'sRector's letter, we are remembering the sick, looking forward to Holy Week and Easter, highlighting our new online giving options, and how to be the Church in this time of social distancing.Praying For The SickPlease keep praying for those who are sick and those who are in distress. As the number of people who are sick is skyrocketing, ...

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March 2020 Rector's Letter

Fr. John's March Letter to the Parish...

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January 2020 Rector's Letter

Fr. John Jordan's monthly letter to the parish from January 2020....

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A Safety Plan

A Safety Plan for St. Laurence...

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A New Curate for St. Laurence

In June, our new Curate, Cooper Morelock, will join our parish staff. Cooper is graduating from Nashotah House seminary on June 1 and then he will pack up and move down here, beginning his time with us pretty quickly afterwards. He'll be here just in time to join our youth on the High School mission trip. Cooper will be ordained a Deacon at St. Laurence on Saturday, July 2...

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Reflecting on the year God gave us at St. Laurence

2016 was an amazing year for St. Laurence Church!...

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Expansion Update

While it may seem quiet, there are lots of things happening with the expansion. Our Parish-wide Kitchen Design Meeting was held on Sept. 28. Thank you to everyone who came out to give input and share ideas about how the new kitchen will be used and what equipment we need to have. This will be invaluable information as we move forward. Our Parish-wide Interior Design Meet...

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Growing. Together. Capital Campaign

Fr. John Jordan's letter to the parish about the Growing. Together. Campaign....

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Gabriel: Torn in Two Directions by Christianity and Islam

Fr. John Jordan's article for Forward in Christ Magazine on the Angel Gabriel's place in the debate between Christianity and Islam....

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Christmas Characters

Christmas and the people that come with it...

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Thoughts about my adult Sunday School class on September 20

A few reflections from Sunday's Class...

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A New Website!

Some features of our new website....

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