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Good News: August 2, 2009

The Good News from August 2 is now available for download:

This issue includes a short article in memory of Larry Walton, and an article adapted from Margaret Schwarzer’s recent sermon “Injustice Happens, So Does Grace”.

The Reverend Laurance Washington Walton, 76, of Fort Myers, Florida died July 12, 2009 of pneumonia. Larry served as Rector of St. Mary’s from 1977 to 1991, after having been a supply priest during the summer months while his predecessor, The Reverend William Berndt, ran Camp O-At-Ka. It was during his tenure that St. Mary’s evolved into a lay-led parish. Larry graduated from George Washington University 1955, earned a Masters in Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary and a Masters in Counseling at New York University. Among his prior assignments, he served in the Episcopal Church, Nicaragua. He was fluent in Spanish. Larry’s last volunteer job was as Rector of Santa Maria Virgen, in El Salvador, where he initiated the vibrant sister-parish relationship with St. Mary’s that survives today. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, Wareham, 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2009. His survivors include his wife, Joan of Fort Myers, and a daughter, Patricia Walton McGarry of Wareham.
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