It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar


July 2006

This has been wonderful weekend.

We just returned from 8 AM church at St. Francis Church here in Petoskey. That’s right! Church at 8 AM! And it was really good. We wanted to go to church with Grandpa and he was going at 8 AM,... Continue Reading →

Happy 74th Birthday Vivian (Mom)

Happy Birthday Mom. Today my mother is 74. She is such a caring and sweet woman and she really has been a terrific mom. While I am sad not be there with her on her birthday, I am excited that... Continue Reading →

Seven More Sleeps

Well, Seven more sleeps and I’ll be able to get up in the morning peek out the window and see the Shag Rock Pictured below. Seven more sleeps and I will enjoy tea with Mom and Dad. Seven more sleeps... Continue Reading →

A War, A wife, a Busy Church, and a Birthday!

The news from the Middle-East is devastating.  The need for diplomacy and peaceful discourse is tremendous in the face of escalating violence and aggression from all sides. In reading the news or watching the coverage one feels so much despair.... Continue Reading →

Way to go Eric!

Eric Jollimore is a great young man at St. Mark’s by-the-Lake who served as an Altar Server for the first time today. It was very much last minute or at least 3 minutes as we were at 10:27 AM when... Continue Reading →

A Good time was had by all

We all had a great time last night at Bob’s retirement party. There was plenty of good food, cheer and humour to go around. There was a great turn out and we all were pleased to celebrate with Bob his... Continue Reading →


  Just a reminder one and all that tomorrow evening at Johnny Shotz - - there will be a social to give thanks to Bob Cooper for his service to St. Mark’s by-the-Lake. We will be there from 7 PM onward to... Continue Reading →

Outreach for Justice at St. Mark’s

The Body of Community St. Mark’s by-the-Lake has a newly minted Outreach for Justice Team. Kathy Wight, Bob Hubbard, and Mary Beland have gathered a couple of times now to discuss outreach and justice and how we participate in those... Continue Reading →

What a weekend.

Mark Hipkins and Deb McMahon had a wonderful wedding here on Friday – albeit hot! These two are such wonderful and fun people and they deserve all the happiness in the world. Congratulations guys on a wonderful day and thank... Continue Reading →

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