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The greatness of this gospel good news (A sermon on Luke 18:9-14)


It's three and a half years, now, since the day during a gathering of younger-ish Episcopal priests when they asked us each to go around the circle and identify a goal or something we wanted to be true about our ministry, and then they divided us into smaller discussion groups to work on change plans based on similar goals. And I said something about wanting to be more courageous about speaking up and saying what I knew to be the Gospel truth even when it wasn’t specifically my job to do it. But somehow the way I said it or they heard it, it didn’t land me in the “claiming our voices” discussion group. It landed me in the “success” small group - the people who wanted to be less concerned about ambition and landing in the right jobs and being noticed and respected by the right people...
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A sermon by Matt Prest (SLU '19)


(Below is the word Matt preached at our Sunday night Eucharist last week. If you'd like to read the Scriptures on which he preached, you can find them here under "track 2".)

Does anyone have those moments when you’re absently doing something and your brain chooses to remind you of some really cringey thing you did once when you were younger? Like you’re lying in bed going to sleep and then bam! Ain’t no sleeping now just repeatedly banging my head into the pillow screaming why???  And all I am left thinking is why on earth did I possibly think that was a good idea? Like who even was I when I thought that asking someone out over Facebook was a good idea?? If you want to have an incredibly uncomfortable time I suggest going to find your oldest Facebook posts. I just
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Tonight at Rockwell House: You. Are. Enough. (A sermon on Luke 15:1-10)


You are worth it. You are enough.

Sometimes I like to ease into a sermon, bury the lede, let people work it out for themselves as we go along. But this time I want to be crystal clear, if you hear nothing else in this sermon: You are worth it. You. Are. Enough.

There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less. You are enough, already, to be God's - simply because you already are.

At the level of basic theory, this is something that most everyone agrees on across religious backgrounds. And yet, so often the way things play out, what is communicated is something more like this:

One night when she returned from swim practice, my friend K walked into the dimmed dining room...
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Welcome! Where to find us this week

Rockwell House is on the move!

Look for us at various orientation and first-week events this week and next. We can't wait to meet you!

We'll be at SLU...

...tonight, Tuesday 8/23, for the Ministry Fair from 7-9 pm
...tomorrow, Wednesday 8/24, for the Activities Fair from 11-2

We'll be at Wash U...

...Thursday 8/25, for First-Year Move-in tabling from 9-3:30
...Friday 8/26, for an Open House at Rockwell House itself from 3-5
...Friday 9/2, for the Activities Fair from 4-6

And we kick off our regularly scheduled programming this Sunday (8/28), with Eucharist and dinner at the house (7023 Forsyth).

See you soon!
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Welcome to Rockwell House!

Rockwell House is the Episcopal Campus Ministry in St. Louis. At Rockwell House, we seek to grow together in faith and friendship with food and fun. Rockwell House serves as a home away from home for many students in our community, and we hope you will find it to be a home for you too.

While we primarily serve the campuses of Washington University and Saint Louis University, we welcome all area college students (undergraduate or graduate). Our ministry and many members are Episcopalian, but it's not a requirement - if you're interested, you're welcome. Check out our "About" page to learn more, or scroll down for the latest news and events.
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Are you ready for this?

As of today, August 2, there's only...

-15 days to SLU orientation
-20 days to the first day of SLU classes
-23 days to Wash U orientation
-24 days to the Rockwell Open House
-26 days to our first Sunday night Eucharist and dinner
-27 days to the first day of Wash U classes
-29 days to our first Wednesday Feast



Let the countdown begin!

(It's possible the chaplain is a teensy bit excited to get everyone back.)


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Bishop Names New Chaplain

The Rev. Elizabeth Scriven is excited to be returning to Rockwell House. Her internship year at Rockwell between college and seminary formed her deeply as a priest, and she can't wait to serve the Rockwell community in that role now.

Beth has recently concluded seven years as Associate Rector at St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, where she had the privilege of focusing particularly on youth ministry. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Prior to that, she spent her childhood and adolescence in schools, theaters, and churches around the Cleveland area....

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Rockwell House Seeks a New Chaplain

Episcopal Chaplain at the Rockwell House at Washington University in St. Louis

Summary : The Rockwell House at Washington University in St. Louis is a spiritual home away from home for college students and it seeks a chaplain who is excited and energetic about this ministry. The Chaplain at the Rockwell House is a full-time paid position with benefits and is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.  The chaplain maintains and operates the Rockwell House and is a spiritual leader on the university campus, providing undergraduates and graduate students opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, leadership development and service. The chaplain provides a bridge between the campus and the diocese and wider church, working to strengthen collaborative ties with nearby congregations, participate in the community of other diocesan campus ministries, and provincial and wider-church gatherings. Along with...
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