Sondra Jones is a third-year candidate to the diaconate in the Diocese of the Rio Grande. She is a student in the Iona Collaborative, a cooperative project directed by the Seminary of the Southwest for the formation of bi-vocational priests and deacons. Her fieldwork for this year – marked by the limitations and opportunities brought about by Covid-19 – is in the field of addiction and recovery, specifically with the Two Way Prayer project. She is helping to develop materials to further the practice of Two Way Prayer as a means of enhancing conscious contact with God as described in the 11th step of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs. She has worked in the field of advertising for 25 years, and currently is a Senior Project Manager. After graduation from Iona, she looks forward to returning to the study and writing of traditional iconography and bringing God’s creative spirit and gifts into her ministry. She also very much looks forward to marrying her partner, Patrick.
Sermons and Bible Studies
RCL: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 Acts 4:5-12 This is a dangerous moment for Peter and John, having just been arrested after the healing of the crippled man at the Temple and their teaching about Jesus’ resurrection. Peter’s courage in the face of interrogation before the gathered court is striking; he […]
RCL: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 In our passage, we witness another in a long history of exchanges between God and Abram. Abram listens, receptive and humble as God makes his everlasting covenant. The covenant is a promise that he and Sarai, heretofore childless, will be the forerunners […]
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