Our own Jim Atkins recently graduated from the Iona Program, the diocesan school for ministry. The graduation was recorded and can be seen on the following link: https://vimeo.com/dioceseoftheriogrande
Fr. Mackey continues to preach his sermons and uploads them to the internet. Click here to be taken to the Sermons Page.
The topic for the Wednesday evening study and meditation is Through the Bible. This series of studies started May 20. A Youtube recording of each week's study can be found on the bottom of the SERMONS page.
A NOTE FROM THE RECTOR:
Dear St John's Family and Friends,
We will be live-streaming a Eucharist on Saturdays, appropriate to the calendar for the weekend. The plan is to "go live" at 3 east Saturday afternoon. As we do not have a camera crew or production staff, it will be a simple, one camera system. However, with the addition of this video, you will have at least some access to Liturgy, Preaching, and Sacrament, either by coming to private reception on Sunday or by the hands of your family or friends, as we can arrange.
We are currently in Phase 1 (church, not government). We are working on a document for the bishop, describing our adjustments during "stay at home" time. Next will be your Vestry and Priest putting together a Phase 2 plan, and finally a Phase 3. Moving from 1 to 2 to 3 will require diocesan approval. And we will do our best to let you know how it unfolds, but before adjustments can be made.
There is one other little thing. In some of my attempts at making phone contact, I have left messages with no call back or just no answer. I (and your parish) want to know how you are managing. We want to know if you need groceries or medicine delivered, we want to be an ear if you just need to cry to someone. Please do not stay isolated. We want to make a way for you to receive the Blessed Bread of Communion, somehow, but we need to have individual conversations about how you can do it without increasing your risk or fear, and that means a personal talk. Get in touch with me or your Wardens, and we can make it happen.