- Why St. John’s
- Mission & Outreach
Every Wednesday during Lent, various priests from parishes and dioceses across the south will come to St. John’s. They will preach at the noonday service and at 6:30pm that night, they will teach on a topic of their choice. A meal is offered after the noonday service (there is a charge). It is prepared each week by various Montgomery Episcopal parishes and various St. John’s ECW guilds.
A meal is also offered at 6pm, before the teaching begins at 6:30pm.
There is a separate teaching offered for children and youth of the parish on Wednesday nigths as well.
Children ages K-6 will have a series called “Keeping the fizz in your faith” & the youth of the parish will hang out with Caitlin in the EYC room, keeping it real & relevant.
The speaker for March 19 is:
The Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright is the Rector of Grace Church in Charleston, SC
Michael is a member of the Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and currently represents the diocese on the Board of Trustees of the University of the South. He also serves as Diocesan Liturgical Officer. A musician and liturgist, Canon Wright plays the organ, frequently serves as cantor, and has written a growing collection of hymns.
He was named Canon of St. James Cathedral, Toronto, in the Diocese of Toronto in 2003, and became Regional Dean of the Peterborough Deanery in 2005. He was also the liturgical officer for the Episcopal Area of Trent Durham. Canon Wright served as Rector of St. James’ Anglican Church in Gravenhurst, Ontario from 1986-1992, and as Assistant Curate at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from 1984-1986. He was made a Canon of that cathedral in1990. He earned his bachelor of arts degree at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 1981 and his master of divinity at Trinity College, University of Ontario in 1984. He was Rector at All Saints’ in Peterborough from 1992-2006.
Canon Wright and his wife Margriet have two daughters, Julian and Abigail.