Category: From our Rector

God loves a cheerful giver

My seminary faculty advisor, Bishop Keith Whitmore, is the assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.   Occasionally one of us would ask him what we should be doing in our parish assignments, with...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Ash Wednesday through music, serving at liturgies, altar guild, and providing rides to parishioners. This year St. Margaret’s provided Ashes to Go, taking ashes to Waldo County...

Ashes to Go in Belfast

Today was blessed. Four of us had the opportunity to share Ashes to Go in the community with people who were unable to attend the Ash Wednesday liturgy because of health or profession. Ruth...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Today I want to acknowledge the people who are doing the work of recovery, supporting loved ones in recovery, and those who have contributed to the Twelve Step Eucharist. Thank you for all you...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

All of us are called to service and the ways we serve vary throughout the seasons of life. I want to thank Jeannette Piotti for several years of service, beginning during Father Kent Tarpley’s...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Sunday’s conversation about refugees was blessed – I am convinced the Holy Spirit was present with us. Thank you to the thirty-three people who attended, absent folks who sent messages to share with the...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Several parishioners speak of their prayers, including prayers for each other, the parish, and for our larger community.   This contributes to the health of our community of faith. I appreciate those of you who...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This week I had the pleasure of hand-delivering St. Margaret’s contributions to several community organizations, including the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, the Interfaith Fuel Fund, the Food Cupboard, Broadreach Family and Community...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

The health of a parish depends upon people being generous in many ways, including stewardship of finances and time.   A third aspect of generosity includes how we communicate.   Healthier parishes are filled with people...