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An Easter Message from Nancy Young

Posted by on April 5, 2021 in Featured, News | Comments Off on An Easter Message from Nancy Young

An Easter Message from Nancy Young

Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!On this most holy day, we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus who destroyed death and brought to us new life.Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, those who believe in me, even though they die will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened the gate of everlasting life; Grant that we, who celebrate with joy this day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your...

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Easter Message from Bishop Duncan

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Easter Message from Bishop Duncan

“ALLELUIA!” “CHRIST IS RISEN!” “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED!” “ALLELUIA!” Dear Sisters in Christ,Central to our faith is that “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!” In the early Church it was dangerous to be a follower of Jesus. Christians were often persecuted, enslaved and executed for sport and amusement. That the faith survived is testament to those who believed and risked everything that we could ever imagine.We give thanks for those who, nevertheless, witnessed to their faith and preached the Gospel that we now are called to share. These were the Saints known to us...

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Lenten Message from Bishop Duncan

Posted by on February 16, 2021 in Archives, Chaplain | Comments Off on Lenten Message from Bishop Duncan

Lenten Message from Bishop Duncan

The 40 Days of Lent     Dear Sisters in Christ,       We are about to enter the Season of Lent. We prepare not only for Holy Week and the Easter celebration, but also for deepening our personal spirituality. I have over many years observed this time with prayer, fasting and good works in their many forms and outcomes. In my journey I have found this helpful in the physicality of focusing on not just “good works” but also deepening the areas of where I need to grow. It is not always easy. I am an extrovert. The Pandemic forces all of us to isolate for appropriate reasons.      Yet, how I...

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Lent 2020

Posted by on February 26, 2020 in Archives | Comments Off on Lent 2020

Lent 2020

Greetings Sisters in Christ, We are approaching another Lent which begins on February 26. Lent is such a conflicted time for me. Growing up Catholic, we always “Gave Up” something for that period of time. It wasn’t really a learning experience as much as a “have to” experience. These days you can still give something up – chocolate, or whatever your favorite thing is; also people are giving up behaviors that no longer suit them. There is giving away 40 items for the 40 days of Lent – decluttering if you will. Some people take on things….practicing more kindness, compassion,...

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Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Posted by on February 25, 2020 in Archives | Comments Off on Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Lent, like Advent, is a time of reflection and preparation. It mirrors the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for His ministry. For Jesus, the question was, “What does it mean to be the Christ?” For us, the question is, “What does it mean to be a follower of Christ?” In the early days of the church, Lent was a time of preparation for Baptism, a time to learn how to be a follower of The Way of Jesus—The Way of Love. Presiding Bishop Curry has said, “If it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” He has given us a seven step process to live more deeply into The Way of Love. This...

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