Ash Wednesday Noon and 7 pm

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a Celtic service… Sundays at 5:00…. open and contemplative…

By on Sep 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you looking for a way to prepare for the week ahead? Are you looking for a service that is quieter, leaving more open space and time to reflect? Are you open to new ways of prayer? Drawn from the Celtic tradition and with a contemplative focus, this is a gathering that it is simpler, more experimental and focuses on God’s immediate presence with us in community. It includes music from the Celtic tradition with simple singing and acoustic instruments. We are just beginning this service and hope that you will join in this emerging community. A simple evening meal follows. For more information contact Steve Lawler at 314.753.7911 or...

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but are all TRULY welcome

By on Jul 27, 2013 in From Father Steve | 1 comment

I often think when I drive by a church that has a sign that says “All are welcome” well, is there a church where that is not true? Sadly, there are churches where people are excluded because of their gender, who they love, how they vote or even if they disagree with their clergy person about… well pretty much anything. When we say, all are welcome, we mean ALL   We are an open communion church where everyone is welcome to receive the bread and the cup. We ordain people of all sorts. And most of all we think God offers us one thing and one thing only. LOVE – for ourselves, for one another, for creation as a way to be fully alive. So please know that God Loves YOU! First and foremost. The rest as they say, is simply details. Blessings and peace to...

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Serenity Prayer -original version

By on Apr 1, 2012 in From Father Steve | 2 comments

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next....

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The Prayer of St Francis

By on Mar 16, 2012 in From Father Steve | 0 comments

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life....

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