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CrossWords

Crosswords with Rev. Myrick Cross-January 2018

W C r o s s        R        D        S   2 0 1 7 A couple of weeks ago I was discussing my new two-year Letter of Agreement with the Vestry and realized that I had completed three years of ministry here at St. Pat’s. How time flies when you’re having fun!…

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Cross Words – Summer 2017

      W C R O SS       R       D       S u m m e r  2 0 1 7 Recently I attended the Nevola Symposium at Colby College in Waterville. It is an annual event sponsored by the Thomas Nevola, MD Memorial Fund, Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency and Maine General Medical Center. Nevola,…

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Easter Season

What a gift the Holy Week services were at St. Pat’s this year! The investment of time, energy, and inspired creativity from participants made them so. There were even a few visitors and guests. The word about the resurrection got out because several visitors to the empty tomb went running back into town to tell…

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Easter 2016

This year Katherine and I have the good fortune of spending our vacation (a good part of Lent) in Florida. During our travels, we have met a lot of people in a variety of circumstances from planes and airports, to the hotel where we stayed, restaurants, boat rides, and the beach. We even met people…

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Lent 2016

I invite you in the name of the Church, to the observance of a Holy Lent. As I read these familiar words from the Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Prayer Book, introducing the next new season, I am wondering: what will make these forty days “Holy?” The Prayer Book suggests several possibilities scrambled in the…

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Epiphany 2016

Epiphany 2016 What a paradox that the original setting of our romantic Christmas narrative is today in such violence and turmoil. But life for Palestinians at the time under rule of the Roman Empire may have been similarly violent and tumultuous. Young Joseph, teenager Mary and the newborn were threatened from the beginning, having been…

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