The Story of Marilyn Sand

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I was raised an Episcopalian. My memories include St. Michael and All Angels in Kansas City and Trinity in Muscatine. My parents were very involved in the church with Mom serving in Altar Guild and Daughters of the King, Dad as lay reader. They also served on the vestry at various times. I even...

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The Story J. Barbara Alvord | The Message

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I finally managed to understand the concept of grace and hope during my second year of Education for Ministry (EFM) at the small St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. The year was 1981. A half-dozen of us parishioners had struggled every Monday evening through the first year...

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The Story of Kimela Weisenborn

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The Holy Spirit sent me here. I pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. AMEN!

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The Story of Jo Anna Hebberger

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My relationship with the Episcopal Church goes back as far as I can remember.  My father was an Episcopal priest, so I am one of those strange creatures, a cradle Episcopalian.  My husband and I moved to Des Moines in December of 2008, and right away I began looking for an...

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The Story of Laurie Theis

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While living in London, England, in the early ’70s, I became interested in the Anglican Church. The liturgy and music were deeply meaningful to me.On our return to Minneapolis, we joined the Cathedral of St. Mark, where our son was baptized in 1977. Soon after, we moved to Des Moines and...

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The Story of John Doherty

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St. Paul’s was my first faith home. It was a short distance from the trolley line, which had a stop near our house.  Sunday meant getting dressed up for church school and Morning Prayer, with Eucharist once a month.  I joined the acolytes and remained active until college. I was...

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The Story Elvin McDonald

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I grew up in a rural Baptist Church in the Oklahoma Panhandle. My father chaired the deacons and taught the men’s Bible class; my mother taught the women, and Grandmother Mc taught the junior boys, two of whom would become ministers. Their spirits greet me every Sunday at St...

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The Story of Sue Masid Kerss

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I was born in a little village near Damascus, Syria, of Syrian parents. However, my father was a naturalized American citizen, living in Western Nebraska. So my father brought me and my mother to this town on the prairie. So I grew up in Scottsbluff, the eldest of six children. Although my...

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The Story of Robin Heinemann

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As a non-member of St. Paul’s, but as someone who does darken its doorstep from time to time, I just wanted to add my voice to the 25th Anniversary congratulations and share what I see when I come to the Cathedral -- which is more than “just" what actually happens there! For in...

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The Story of Paul Meginnis

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Kay, my late wife, and I moved to Des Moines in January 1969. I was transferred here by the public accounting firm of Peat, Marwick Mitchell for a position in the local office’s tax department. Kay and I attended services during that January at St. Tim’s, St. Andrew’s, St...

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