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Holy Week 2016 – Lectionary

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Holy Week 2016 – Lectionary

PALM SUNDAY LECTIONARY ISAIAH 50: 4-9 The prophet receives his assignment from God every morning, which he dutifully teaches to God’s people. Question: What have God’s prophets taught you? Are you willing to trust them? PHILIPPIANS 2: 5-11  Paul calls us to a life of humility in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Question: Have you committed yourself to a life of humble service to Jesus and His Kingdom? How do you serve Him? LUKE 23:1-49 The hour has come and Jesus faces what he was born to experience. Question: Where are you in this crowd of...

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

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 Apr 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 Apr 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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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Lent – A Lectionary 2015

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Lent – A Lectionary 2015

PALM SUNDAY  Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human racesent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT JEREMIAH 31: 31-34 The prophet describes the New Covenant that is to be made. It will now be one for individuals and will be written on their hearts, not on stone tablets. Question: Do you understand...

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Lent … Taking time for ourselves is important. Taking time for others is important.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lent … Taking time for ourselves is important.  Taking time for others is important.

Lent … Taking time for ourselves is important.  Taking time for others is important. Lent is such an intentional and liminal time.  Time to be quiet yet listening deeper and sharing; away from the hectic pace we often keep yet in the community of/for those whom we engage in our lives; in prayer – private and public – and most of all “surrounded by the Great Cloud of Witnesses” because we are not in this alone.  Easter comes so quickly that if we are not careful we may miss the opportunity and message brought to us that Easter comes...

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