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March 25, 2012

 

I was home last week in Nevada for the first time in months.  It was a quiet spring evening, and I went to bed early and slept soundly.  I was awakened out of a deep sleep by a bird singing – loudly.  It took a while, but I finally...

March 10, 2012

 

I don’t know if you’ve elected a fisherman or not.  I believe your current bishop has done some fishing, but he seems to be more interested in grass farming and cows.  I haven’t heard any retirement plans about sheep, unless it’s...

March 5, 2012

 

I’ve just come back from a trip to Asia.  We visited the church in China, among others, and had a tour of the Amity Press.  After the government began to permit open religious expression in 1985, this printing enterprise was founded in...

March 4, 2012

 

Are there any Abrahams, or aged fathers, here?  Anybody here feel dead?  In all seriousness, what is dead, or as good as dead, in your life?  If I look at life in the communities around us, I’d nominate our civil discourse. ...

March 2, 2012

 

The lections for this sermon were Isa 49:5-13; Ps 67; Eph 3:1-12; Matt 16:24-27.

Greetings from the rest of The Episcopal Church, who pray for you.  When Isaiah challenges the people to be a light to the nations, he could be...

February 26, 2012

 

Greetings from the Episcopal Church…

People and nations around the world mark the restoration of relationships in a variety of ways.  Some people celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th of this month as a sign of love...

February 19, 2012

 

I bring you greetings from The Episcopal Church.  We’re engaged in God’s mission through about 7000 congregations in 16 nations – in Taiwan and Micronesia, Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela, Haiti and the Dominican Republic,...

February 12, 2012

 

I bring you greetings from The Episcopal Church.  We’re engaged in God’s mission in about 7000 congregations in 16 nations – in Taiwan and Micronesia, Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Austria,...

January 20, 2012

The lections for this sermon were ...

January 15, 2012

 

Happy Anniversary – and welcome to a journey into the future.  This year of celebration brings an invitation to reflect and give thanks, but it’s not a stopping place.  The church is always on a journey toward...

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