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Julia Rusling to Preach on ‘Day 1’


Priest Associate at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Ga.

The Rev. Julia Rusling, priest associate at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, Ga., is the featured preacher Nov. 13 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at

Rusling came to St. Patrick’s in 2014. Before that she served churches in Connecticut and
New York and several churches in Georgia.  She is the founder and director of Anam Cara, a ministry of spiritual direction, retreats, and yoga therapy at St. Patrick’s.

A graduate of Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory, Rusling earned her M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School. She has also done graduate Biblical studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.

 “A Holy Disruption: No Lamb Chops Tonight,” her sermon for Nov. 13, is drawn from Isaiah 65:17-25, in which the prophet recounts God’s vision of a new heaven and a new earth. “Let’s explore this just a little bit more,” she says. “And let’s start with the wolf, because this is a major game changer! Can you even begin to imagine the wolf’s confusion at that first inkling of an urge to have table fellowship with that lamb upwind from him, without the lamb being the main course?”

The program includes interviews with Rusling conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 71 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website,

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