A Message from The Rev. Stephen Mazingo, Sr. Assoc. Family Ministries

“I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” Prayed during the Ash Wednesday liturgy, these words bid the church enter into Lent’s season. They are both beautiful and…

A Message from The Rev. Stephen Mazingo, Sr. Assoc. Family Ministries

Several years ago, I helped lead a youth group on a pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey. It was a part of a process these young people went through, which included biblical preparation, learning about what pilgrimage means, and fundraising. Traveling to Greece for pilgrimage meant that we had to take a cruise ship to visit…

Parish Care Committee

PARISH CARE COMMITTEE I have been asked to chair this new committee at St. John’s, which will bring several wonderful volunteer groups under one heading.  Please understand this does not mean the many competent leaders for Lay Eucharistic Visitors, the Meal “train”, Birthday recognitions, the Prayer Team, Memorial/Funeral Receptions and Alzheimer’s support groups, among others,…

A Message from The Rev. Stephen Mazingo, Sr. Assoc. Family Ministries

Fall has finally arrived in North Carolina.  The air is getting colder and crisp, and we can hear the crackle of freshly fallen leaves under our shoes.  We are past the excitement of Halloween and the feast of All Saints. Now, our hearts and minds turn toward the annual celebration of Thanksgiving.  For the Mazingo family, that…