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Parish Retreat at Buc-ee’s: Grace in Unlikely Places

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Posted by Carrie Willard on

This past weekend, our church held its annual retreat. Due to the hellacious nature of traffic in our area, families arrived at the conference center at different times throughout the afternoon and evening, depending on their route and whether the traffic gods were smiling on them. This year, our ...

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From the Rector #25

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Over the course of the next year, I want to encourage us to practice and to nurture a spirit of hospitality here at Palmer. New rooms signs will gradually start to appear around our campus, for example. And now that our church staff is set after a season of retirements and transitions, some ...

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From the Rector #24

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

One of my favorite theologians is Miroslav Volf, an Episcopalian who teaches at Yale Divinity School. Born in Croatia, where his father was a pacifist and a Pentecostal minister, he witnessed both ethnic and religious violence as the former communist Yugoslavia split apart. Yet he knows well the ...

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From the Rector #23

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Hopefully those who primarily attend the 9:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist on Sundays have noticed the restoration of the psalms to those liturgies since my arrival at Palmer. The psalms are a too often neglected spiritual treasure within Christianity. Yet their words can be our own words not only ...

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