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The Season of Pentecost

Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Archives | Comments Off on The Season of Pentecost

The Season of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost Today we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus. Celebrated 50 days after Easter (including the day of Easter itself), the name of the holiday comes from the Greek Pentēkostē, which literally means “the 50th day.” The events of the day are foretold by Jesus in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, just before his Ascension. While his followers were with the risen Christ, he tells them, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from...

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Bishop Duncan Retires as 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Archives | Comments Off on Bishop Duncan Retires as 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Bishop Duncan Retires as 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan is retiring in July 2015 after 14 years overseeing 62 churches and 20,000 parishioners in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Bishop Duncan said he was happiest when doing visitations and ministry with the congregations of the Diocese, working with the clergy and the people. “I enjoyed preaching and teaching and helping others actualize their ministries and grow in their faith.” But Duncan has also enjoyed his work in the wider church, where he has chaired the Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations for the Episcopal Church, a responsibility due to...

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The Great 50 Days of Easter – A Lectionary 2016

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Archives | Comments Off on The Great 50 Days of Easter – A Lectionary 2016

The Great 50 Days of Easter – A Lectionary 2016

THE DAY OF PENTECOST – WHITSUNDAY ACTS 2:1-21 The Holy Spirit moves to educate and empower the Christians for ministry. Question: Have you been open to the Spirits empowerment? How do you minister in Jesus’ Name? ROMANS 8: 22-27 A message of hope, born of the faith Paul had in God’s plan, for mankind. Question: Can you also grasp the age old fight humanity continues to experience, during their faith journey? JOHN 15: 26-27; 16: 4-15 John explains where we receive the power to witness about Jesus. Question: Are you able to witness about Jesus, in a way that...

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The Joy of Easter

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Archives | Comments Off on The Joy of Easter

The Joy of Easter

  PENTECOST Creator Spirit and Giver of life, make the dry, bleached bones of our lives live and breathe and grow again as you did of old. Pour out your Spirit upon the whole creation. Come in rushing wind and flashing fire to turn the sin and sorrow within us into faith, power, and delight. Amen.   Dear sisters in Christ Jesus.  Blessed and Holy Easter be with you now and always. We are in the midst of Holy Week and Palm Sunday has just concluded so we are in that seemingly liminal time of just waiting.  Not so? ...

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Pray Along with Our Community or Submit Your Own Prayer Request

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Pray Along with Our Community or Submit Your Own Prayer Request

Pray Along with Our Community or Submit Your Own Prayer Request

Click on the prayer request link … “And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.”― Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict A Prayer of St Benedict (480-547) Gracious and holy Father,please give me: intellect to understand you;reason to discern you;diligence to seek you;wisdom to find you;a spirit to know you;a heart to meditate upon you;ears to hear you;eyes to see you;a tongue to proclaim you;a way of life pleasing to you;patience to wait for you;and perseverance to look for you. Grant me:a perfect end,your holy presence.A blessed resurrection,And life everlasting. Please follow...

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