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Leonardo Ricardo
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THE REVEREND JOHN SMITH: ¨ All the scriptures today have to do with asking the question: Where is our heart?
(Starting off this Sunday I mentioned a method of bible study that is quite popular in some places.  It's called the "African Bible Study."  It started in Africa, at a meeting of Bishops there.  Each was given the same passage of scripture to read and refle...
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FROM SANTOS WOODCARVING POPSYCLES: Garrison Keillor on Episcopalians
  Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor on Episcopalians …   An essay: We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobo...
  Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor on Episcopalians …  An essay: We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness fo...
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HOMILY - THE REVEREND JOHN SMITH - DISCERNMENT: ¨...Be careful how you live, not as unwise people, but as wise, making the most of the time...¨
Homily -Sunday, August 16, 2015 Discernment As you may know, the liturgical church year is divided into 2 parts of 26 weeks each.  The first 26 weeks begin on the first Sunday of Advent and continue through Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, East...
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EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF GUATEMALA - OFFICIAL/AUTHORIZED - ¨El Centro Misionero St. Alban¨ Saint Alban Episcopal Mission (English) given mission status and Fr. John Smith installed as Vicar
It's official!! We here at St. Alban's are now considered a mission status church. What a beautiful service yesterday with Bishop  Armando Guerra Soria , Father Ricardo Frohmader, Senior Warden Elizabeth Bell and all who attended to make the installation of...
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SAINT ALBAN EPISCOPAL MISSION, Antigua, Guatemala: Please join the Rt. Reverend Armando Guerra Soria and our formation team at St. Alban Mission as we welcome the new ministry of Fr. John Smith
Armando Guerra Soria, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate emeritus IARCA You are invited to join us with an institutional celebration of the new ministry of Fr. John Smith at St. Alban Episcopal Mission, Antigua, Sacatepequez, Sunday August 9th at 10:00 A.M., C...
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THE OTHERSIDE OF THE VOLCANO - Chapter Fourteen: Running with the herd in Indianapolis, visiting loveable Unitarians and their loveable dog name ¨Louie¨ in Orlando and then, off to see more clearly in Miami! (July 2015)
Today is Thursday, the 30th of July, 2015.  I returned from a month long trip to the U.S.A. (of North America) last Sunday. It was a very enjoyable trip for me as every year I work with my longtime friends at Harry Klitzner Company of Providence, Rhode Isla...
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HOMILY -13th Sunday after Pentecost: ¨We learn to extricate ourselves from as many un-holy communions as possible (recognizing that some of the worst are found in religion itself) and refuse to participate further in them or foster new ones...¨ The Rev. John Smith
I DID IT MY WAY Sinatra's popular song, but thinking of Jesus singing it.  Jesus' "way" much different than the world's way. Last week I talked about Ordinary time, the part of the church calendar year that we are going through right now- symbolized by the ...
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A ´MODEST PROPOSAL´ : Responding to questions regarding a possible ¨Bible Study¨ at Saint Alban Mission, Fr. John, Vicar
Thoughts on Bible Study A couple of people mentioned the desire to have some kind of bible study among the St. Alban community.  I've put together some thoughts to share toward this goal. Most bible studies use two basic methods:  one, a selection of a them...
Thoughts on Bible Study A couple of people mentioned the desire to have some kind of bible study among the St. Alban community.  I've put together some thoughts to share toward this goal. Most bible studies use two bas...
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JUAN LETONA - Rest in peace beloved, father, brother and friend
  Juan Letona Antigua, Guatemala August 18, 2015 "We commend into thy mercy all other thy servants, which are departed hence from us with the sign of faith and now do rest in the sleep of peace: grant unto them, we beseech thee, thy mercy and everlasting pe...
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Bishop Armando to make St. Alban Episcopal Mission ¨official¨ tomorrow, August 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua
Dear Friends: Greetings in the Lord!  I'm writing a personal note to each who share the life in the Spirit at St. Alban's and all our friends. John+ and doña Terri As many of you know, my experience in Guatemala began almost 20 years ago with a health promo...
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THE REVEREND JOHN SMITH: ¨Someone wrote awhile back about the malady infecting our society today called Affluenza¨
Homily, The Reverend John Smith St. Alban Episcopal Mission, IARCA I Can't Get No Satisfaction Last Sunday I mentioned that we describe God as Love, but that we should perhaps add to that description the word "abundance." Our God is Love and Abundance. Thes...
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THE REVEREND JOHN SMITH: ¨We will let God's love provide enough to make us satisfied, and let us recognize the abundance God has provided for us, so we can share with others¨
Thankful For Your Abundance            Last year in June, Terri and I visited Antigua together for the first time.  We were doing some discernment about possibly retiring here, serving St. Alban's, and settling down.  We began to look around for places to r...
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