Libby Lane named as Church of England’s first female bishop

first_imgLibby Lane named as Church of England’s first female bishop December 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm Becomng bishopess of an increasingly beside the point church is almost as good as becoming Captain of RMS Titanic. Don McCleary says: Featured Events JAN rOGOZINSKI says: Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Victoria Spiegel says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Daniel Velez-Rivera says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Charles Jett says: December 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm This has been such a long time coming.Thanks be to God!The Reverend Daniel Velez-Rivera said it better than I ever could.Yes, Bishop Lane is a real Christmas gift for the Anglican Communion,and more specifically the Church of England! Myron B. Hawkins says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Dec 17, 2014 December 18, 2014 at 11:56 am Or her own as the case may be. Maybe this will bring us closer together in the future. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN December 19, 2014 at 12:42 am I don’t know….for a “beside the point church,” the past ten plus years have seen the Anglican Communion navigate through those “icicles” by generally remaining centrist in reference to the key social/religious/political issues that have been hot topics overall. Is everyone happy all the time with this approach? No, and that’s the point…..dialogue, compromise, and reflection among conservative/orthodox, liberal/progressive, and moderate factions are the keys to the Communion’s survival.Case in point: Bishop Lane. Those of us with a bit of common sense applaud that the Church of England has finally decided to take a step backward — to reflect on the foundations of Jesus-centered Christianity and the eventual historical/social/political consequences of male chauvinism/superiority-based Christianity (I’m going to assume that your use of the term “bishopess” correlates to the common Anglican term for a female deacon/archdeacon, “deaconess,” and that you’re not being snarky and pompous) — and start the process to address and correct those negatives.Of course, the CoE still has plenty of “David Hortons” lol. However, like Mr. Horton, eventually perceiving and interacting with female priests in a realistic and practical light illustrates that they aren’t so bad after all…. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS martha knight says: Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Women’s Ministry Myron B. Hawkins says: December 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm “Would that all the people of God were able to see the image of God reflected in their ordained and lay leaders, and to see themselves reflected as well.”But there is more to it than genitalia. What I look for is someone who shares my total commitment to sanctification. If such a person existed in the Episcopalian denomination, I would not care if her skin color were blue with little green dots.I am sure the new bishop will do no worse a job as an administrator than a male person would. But her female genitalia do not add anything to her skills. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anne Bay says: December 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm The first sentence in my opinion should read “should not be done, etc. “ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Anne Bay says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service December 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm For the record: My message (above) regarding the history of the Diocese of Chester and its two suffragan bishops was written in response to a message from Father Phil Hughes reflecting confusion from an earlier wording of the article about Libby Lane becoming both a suffragan Bishop of Chester and Bishop of Stockport.Apparently the ENS editors revised the opening of the article for clarification and dropped the message from Father Hughes — which left my message appearing to reply to and concur with remarks by Joseph F. Foster referring to Bishop-to-be Lane as “bishopess,” to a “beside the point church,” and to the Titanic.I do not agree with or support Mr. Foster’s remark. Women becoming bishops in the Church of England is long overdue. I sincerely hope that the expanding involvement of women in the top leadership echelons of the C of E will make it increasingly difficult in the coming years to characterize the C of E as “beside the point.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 18, 2014 at 12:32 am Finally! I know the British don’t move too fast! But they are coming along. Good news! Here in the Diocese of Los Angeles we have had two women Bishops for a long time! More women will be consecrated bishops as the years go along. The bottom line is there shouldn’t be any male or female selectivity in jobs, including the church. People should be selected for their education, experience, and what they bring to the job. Period. thankfully the young people are wise to the old folks quoting parts of the bible to manipulate things to be done a certain way. I don’t know too many young people going to church, but even for us older folks, glad to see this. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Michael R. Scullary says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Joseph F Foster says: Rector Bath, NC December 17, 2014 at 8:07 am This is an awesome moment for the entire Anglican Communion. Many blessings to the Reverend Lane as she begins her episcopacy and to her family as well. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books December 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm Frankly speaking, what we do in the Anglican Communion should be be done with any thought on how this affects other parts of Christianity, including the Roman Catholic Church. The old guard of the RCC from what we have seen in the U.S. has little understanding of women’s anatomy or any interest in learning about women’s anatomy and causing a lot of misinformation on it and as a result, has put women’s health in a precarious and needless potential danger. The HollyHobbie company being allowed to not cover contraception for its employees is only one of a myriad of dangerous health policies for women and pushed by the RCC and conservative religious groups. The refusal of the RCC to stand up against discrimination toward the LGBT community is very scary and downright wrong also. The old cardinals in the Vatican having a melt-down when the RCC nuns are given any positions that are ones that only men should have-ie. the president of a RCC university in the U.S. , and the list goes on……all clearly show the RCC is stuck in the middle ages. And that’s too bad, but the Anglican Church doesn’t have to be and it’s 2014 and time to be aware of modern science and get away from the ridiculousness of male superiority in all phases of modern life, church included. My husband was forced to go to the RCC in his family of origin and as soon as he turned legal age, has never returned, and the older I get, the more I see why. Thankfully am a lifelong Episcopalian and the churches I was in all were in the here and now, not the then and then. Although, the Episcopal church dragged its feet for women’s ordination to the priesthood, eventually it did and the church is so much better for it. I can’t believe people accept men only ordination to the priesthood/bishops in this day and age. My mother said the Anglican church encourages to use your brain, and that’s what the Anglican church needs to do. Forget what other churches do. Also, my husband said another 300 years and the RCC will make some changes, and maybe ordain women. Who knows. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Libby Lane smiles as her forthcoming appointment as the new bishop of Stockport (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester) is announced in the Town Hall in Stockport, northern England, Dec. 17, 2014. Lane will become the Church of England’s first female bishop. Photo: REUTERS/Phil NobleEditors’ note: Story updated at 11:40 EST Dec. 17 with statement from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori[Church of England press release] Downing Street has announced that the new bishop of Stockport – and the first female bishop in the Church of England – will be the Rev. Libby Lane, currently vicar of St. Peter’s, Hale, and St. Elizabeth’s, Ashley.As bishop of Stockport she will serve as a suffragan (assistant) bishop in the Diocese of Chester. She will be consecrated as the eighth bishop of Stockport at a ceremony at York Minister on Jan. 26, 2015.Lane was ordained as a priest in 1994 and has served a number of parish and chaplaincy roles in the north of England in the dioceses of Blackburn, York and Chester. For the past eight years she has served as vicar of St. Peter’s and St. Elizabeth’s.She is one of eight clergy women from the Church of England elected as Participant Observers in the House of Bishops, as the representative from the dioceses of the north west.Speaking at Stockport Town Hall, where she was announced as the new bishop of Stockport, Lane said: “I am grateful for, though somewhat daunted by, the confidence placed in me by the Diocese of Chester. This is unexpected and very exciting. On this historic day as the Church of England announces the first woman nominated to be bishop, I am very conscious of all those who have gone before me, women and men, who for decades have looked forward to this moment. But most of all I am thankful to God.“The church faces wonderful opportunities, to proclaim afresh, in this generation, the good news of Jesus and to build His kingdom. The Church of England is called to serve all the people of this country, and being present in every community, we communicate our faith best when our lives build up the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable. I am excited by the possibilities and challenges ahead.”Responding to news of the announcement, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, said: “It is with great joy that on January 26, 2015 – the feast of Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul – I will be in York Minster, presiding over the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane as bishop suffragan of Stockport. Libby brings a wealth of experience in parish ministry, in hospital and FE chaplaincy, in vocations work and the nurture of ordinands. I am delighted that she will exercise her episcopal ministry with joy, prayerfulness, and trust in God.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “I am absolutely delighted that Libby has been appointed to succeed Bishop Robert Atwell as bishop of Stockport. Her Christ-centered life, calmness and clear determination to serve the church and the community make her a wonderful choice.“She will be bishop in a diocese that has been outstanding in its development of people, and she will make a major contribution. She and her family will be in my prayers during the initial excitement, and the pressures of moving.”Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said the church gives thanks for Lane’s appointment. “We give thanks for her ministry and that of so many other women in the Church of England, and pray that others will soon be named as bishops in other sees,” Jefferts Schori said.  “Would that all the people of God were able to see the image of God reflected in their ordained and lay leaders, and to see themselves reflected as well.”Bishop of Chester Peter Forster said: “Libby has had a varied and distinguished ministry, and is currently a first-rate parish priest. She has already demonstrated her ability to contribute nationally through her representative role in the House of Bishops, on behalf of the northwest England dioceses.“As the first woman bishop in the Church of England she will face many challenges as well as enjoying many opportunities to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ. I have no doubt that she has the gifts and determination to be an outstanding bishop.“I am delighted at her designation as bishop of Stockport after a lengthy process of discernment across the Church of England and beyond.”The nomination of Lane as the new bishop of Stockport was approved by the Queen and announced Dec. 17. Lane succeeds the Rt. Rev. Robert Atwell, who is now the bishop of Exeter.Biographical DetailsLibby Lane has been the vicar of St Peter’s Hale and St Elizabeth’s Ashley, in the Diocese of Chester, since April 2007, and from January 2010 has also been Dean of Women in Ministry for the diocese. After school in Manchester and university at Oxford, she trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham. She was ordained a deacon in 1993 and a priest in 1994, serving her curacy in Blackburn, Lancashire.Prior to moving to Hale, Lane was team vicar in the Stockport South West Team, and assistant diocesan director of ordinands in the Diocese of Chester, advising and supporting those considering a vocation to ministry in the church. She continues to be a bishop’s selection adviser.Lane has served in the Diocese of York, as chaplain in hospital and further education, and as family life officer for the Committee for Social Responsibility in the Diocese of Chester.She is one of eight clergy women from the Church of England elected as Participant Observers in the House of Bishops, as the representative from the dioceses of the north west.Her husband, George, is also a priest; they were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together. George is coordinating chaplain at Manchester Airport, licensed in the Diocese of Manchester. They have two grown up children in higher education.Her interests include being a school governor, encouraging social action initiatives, learning to play the saxophone, supporting Manchester United, reading and doing cryptic crosswords.Resources available:A video statement by the Rev. Libby Lane on her appointment is available from the Diocese of Chester Website here (Chester Diocese YouTube channel is available here).An audio interview with the Rev. Libby Lane on today’s announcement is available as part of a Church of England podcast here.A photostream from today’s announcement including photos of the Rev. Libby Lane are available here. Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Myron B. Hawkins says: December 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm So delighted for the Anglican Communion. December 17, 2014 at 8:19 am Alleluia!!! The choir of angels sing! This announcement is a wonderful Christmas gift for the Anglican Communion and for the world!! ¡¡Bendciones y paz Rvda. Libby Lane!!! Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm I wondered how long it would be before someone checked me on that.Unfortunately, in the case of the RCC, “his own” is the only way it will happen for any foreseeable future. In fact I think it likely that the practice of ordaining women as priests and consecrating them as bishops will if anything constitute an obstacle to bringing the Anglican Communion and the RCC together to the point of intercommunion.Progress is already being made toward giving women positions of leadership and responsibility at parish, diocesan and even Vatican levels. One can only hope that gradually this may yield fruit in a broader perspective that will at last overcome current male-only clericalism. It’s something to dream on … and pray for. December 21, 2014 at 9:53 am Great points, Ms. Bay! With the current pontiff, as well as the diverse geographical social and political aspects of the RCC, it will be interesting to see not only how long it take that denomination, but the other Orthodox churches (they even allow their priests to marry) as well.Coincidentally, I’m sure you are aware that there is already a RCC “splinter group” started by nuns that were ordained as deacons/priests/bishops. Considering that the nuns generally run the show anyway, I’d say this was a smart move lol Michael R. Scullary says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (15) December 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm I thought the same thing and was therefore similarly confused.Read the Wikipedia article on the Diocese of Chester, which is of ancient origin and has had a very confused history and lineage. It will explain what the Bishop of Stockport has to do with the Diocese of Chester.Seems the Diocese of Chester has two suffragan bishops, one of whom is the Bishop of Birkenhead and the other is the Bishop of Stockport.I wonder if this situation isn’t similar to the Roman Catholic practice of an auxiliary bishop (the Roman equivalent of a suffragan) being named as “Titular Bishop” of some ancient (no longer extant) see — which title is held until the auxiliary bishop later is given a “real” diocese of his own. 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Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension

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The Church in Burundi is calling for prayers for peace, while it also responds to the needs of vulnerable people.After several weeks of political tension, the situation escalated last week with an attempted coup and struggle over control of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. The tensions began when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would stand for a third term as president in elections at the end of June. The constitution limits the presidential tenure to two terms.Recent weeks have seen violent street protests and a large exodus of people leaving the country concerned for their safety. This is considered the worst outbreak of violence since the civil war ended in 2005.Last week’s events have resulted in a huge increase in displacement as people flee in fear. A UNHCR report on Friday, May 15, shows 105,000 people have left the country, with 70,000 refugees in Tanzania alone.Oxfam reports that “new arrivals cite fear of violence and intimidation as primary reasons for leaving. Tens of thousands are in urgent need of clean water, adequate sanitation, health care, food and shelter. Without these basic needs being met, the risk of disease spreading among new arrivals is dangerously high.”The Anglican Church in Burundi is among the Christian Aid partners that are preparing to respond to the needs of people affected by the ongoing situation in Burundi. Christian Aid reports that partners are now assessing the needs on the ground and coordinating their response. They have received funding to work alongside communities to support them to prepare local contingency plans that can be activated in the event of a crisis.Christian Aid Country Manager for Burundi, James Robinson, said: “The situation is very volatile and things are tense in and around Bujumbura particularly. Many people have been staying indoors, not moving because of the threat of gunfire, wondering what will happen next. People are scared to leave their homes.“Since the demonstrations began life for many Burundians has been paralyzed, with local trade, transport and public services all affected. As the protests continue, stocks of goods such as petrol, food, medicine and water are becoming scarce. Any further disruption threatens to leave communities both insecure and without essential items. With the high levels of poverty in the country, it’s the poorest who are the least able to cope.”Before the attempted coup last week, Bishop Eraste Bigirimana of Bujumbura had already asked for prayers as the situation was becoming worse in Bujumbura city. Most of the offices and shops are now closed. Many people have been killed, others seriously injured and admitted to hospital. Five hundred are in jail, thousands have fled the country. “We are now receiving a big number of people, especially children, coming to our home seeking for security and protection,” Bigirimana says.Mothers’ Union President Mathilde Nkwirikiye also asks for continued prayers, for tolerance and for discernment of God’s will for His people. Nkwirikiye has already taken in several children evacuated from the Rainbow Centre where the foster families are living in the danger zones, with other members doing likewise. 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A growing vision in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here.[Episcopal News Service – Seattle, Washington] Any urban Episcopal Church congregation that thinks it does not have enough green space for community gardening could learn a lesson from St. Andrew’s here.Along the way, those congregations would also learn about an integrated effort to reduce the parish’s carbon footprint.“We’re trying to be a model,” said J.B. Hoover, parishioner and garden volunteer. “An urban parish can do something. It’s not limited to a suburban or rural parish that has a lot of land.”Approaching St. Andrew’s front side shows a mid-1950s A-frame-style building overlooking the Interstate 5 Expressway in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. The building’s west and south sides reveal a different story. Two small terraced gardens flank the side street stairs into the church. In the side yard between the church and the house next door, owned by St. Andrew’s, are some old City of Seattle Green Cones for recycling food waste. Volunteers are transforming the house’s backyard from what had been an over-grown mess. Now, there is a terraced garden, a four-level composting system and some compost storage bins recently built by a fledgling Eagle Scout.J.B. Hoover, a St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church member and garden volunteer, shows some vacation Bible school participants how the squash is doing. Photo: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church via FacebookLast year, the gardens yielded about 600 pounds of food, most of which went into the parish’s own food ministries. These include a monthly community dinner known as Jubilee Supper and the Teen Feed Ministry whose participants supply a hot meal for homeless teens in a university-area church. Hoover acknowledges that not all congregations with gardening ministries keep the food they grow, instead donating it to food pantries, but St. Andrew’s wants to conserve resources.“We don’t spend energy taking it off to another place and then going out and buying food for our own food ministry outreach,” he said.That effort points to the parish’s goal of making its carbon footprint as small as possible. Forty percent of its food waste and 90 percent of the garden waste is composted. The composting begins with an organized waste plan to ensure what Hoover calls “high compliance rates” for recycling throughout the building. Clearly labeled bins are placed near where waste is generated so that parishioners don’t have to go find the bins.For instance, Hoover and the Rev. Peter Strimer, the former rector, designed two carts for the parish hall that each have individual bins for trash, food waste and other compostable items, and recyclables. People clearing tables wheel the carts along and sort as they clean. In the kitchen, a composting bucket is labeled to explain in a yes-no fashion what goes into the compost and what goes elsewhere.The food waste is destined for those Green Cones in the side yard. Hoover says the City of Seattle once subsidized people to buy the cones to compost in their own yards until the city turned to a different disposal method. St. Andrew’s volunteers got some cones for free and began composting. Months of layering torn-up cardboard with food scraps creates a friendly environment for some helpers in the process. “The worms just go crazy so we have great worm production,” said Hoover.St. Andrew’s composting is not just about recycling as much waste on-site as possible. The resulting mulch is crucial to the garden’s success because all gardens need to be fed. “If churches take this seriously they have to understand that a lot of your time and effort goes into soil building and composting,” Hoover said.Water is another ingredient for nurturing gardens and, contrary to the “it’s always rainy in Seattle” stereotype, water can be hard to come by. “Water is tremendously expensive here if you are buying it from the city,” Hoover said. “And we get almost no rain in the summer. We’re drier than Tucson, Arizona, in the summertime.”To help conserve water, St. Andrew’s recently received a $550 grant for a drip irrigation system from the Diocese of Olympia’s Bishop’s Committee for the Environment. The parish also conserves water by recycling a ubiquitous byproduct of Seattle’s coffee scene: burlap bags that once held coffee beans make a great mulching layer.“One thing I really like about this garden is that it never cost St. Andrew’s one dime. We’ve been fully self-sufficient,” Hoover said. “We’ve been able to do that through grants and a little entrepreneurial spirit of selling compost and things like that.”Not all of St. Andrew’s environmental efforts take place on the ground. Its Creation Keepers group, which coordinates the parish’s care of creation, has been instrumental in bringing solar panels to the church roof and advocating for the Diocese of Olympia to divest from fossil fuels.Creation Keepers and the garden volunteers hope to encourage their fellow parishioners and their neighbors to try to emulate their work. The visibility of a squash garden growing on the narrow strip of land between the street and the sidewalk invites conversation between volunteers and passersby. Sometimes visitors pick the squash. “We lose a lot of squash in the course of the year; that’s fine,” said Hoover. “It allows us to have the greater community connection.”The nearby stairway gardens are terraced using a composite material called Trex. While St. Andrew’s might be expected to use wood dividers, Hoover said he explains to inquirers that the artificial material, while expensive at the outset, lasts longer and can be bent to accommodate garden space that doesn’t run in straight lines.Rows of wine bottles, thought to transfer the sun’s warmth and heat the soil, line a garden bed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAnother conversation starter is the empty wine bottles stuck neck-first into the soil on the lower edge of one terrace. A parishioner heard on the local public radio station about gardeners who believe that if they “plant” the bottles, they can begin their growing season earlier and extend it later into the fall because the bottles heat up in the sunshine and transfer that warmth to the soil.“I really haven’t noticed a significant difference,” said Hoover, but their presence in the garden makes for good conversations. “And it gives the members of the parish an excuse to drink wine: they’re preparing for the next bed.”St. Andrew’s model also shows that “for this kind of work to succeed, you really need a team,” according to Hoover. “One person does not have all the skills that are necessary for this to work well.”People with organizational skills to mesh the volunteers with the work that is being done must work with folks who understand the more technical side but who might not be skilled at organizing. People to document the work and communicate its success are also needed. Food ministry cooks need to work with the gardeners to use produce as it ripens and understand what guests do and don’t like.“That’s a struggle for us to be able to get all of that working well,” Hoover said. “It takes time and you’ve got to have a lot of patience.”And you have to be flexible and willing to admit it when you make a mistake. For instance, a few years ago, Hoover was convinced by a parishioner to grow cabernet franc grapes with the thought that eventually they might yield sacramental wine. However, it turns out that red wine grapes cannot be grown west of the Cascade Mountains. Hoover plans to switch to table grapes and is planting plum trees, contemplating plum wine on the altar.You have to work with the resources that you have, he said, and then “the vision just keeps growing as more people are involved.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA A growing vision in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood St. Andrew’s works to model stepping lightly upon the earth Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 11, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches in Zimbabwe at Mizeki festival

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered a sermon June 17 in Zimbabwe while attending an annual festival for the martyred 19th century missionary Bernard Mizeki. More than 15,000 pilgrims from across Central and Southern Africa attended the festival and heard Curry preach. You can watch video of the sermon below. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Video Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tagscenter_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches in Zimbabwe at Mizeki festival Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Africa, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jul 17, 2017 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to seal of the…

first_imgChild abuse inquiry recommends an end to seal of the confessional An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – the official independent inquiry in Australia, has recommended that the failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions should be made a criminal offence. And it said that there should be “no exemption, excuse, protection or privilege from the offence granted to clergy for failing to report information disclosed in connection with a religious confession.”The recommendations are amongst a sweep of 85 legislative and policy changes proposed in a report Criminal Justice, released by the Commission Aug. 14, “aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.”Read the complete article here. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Children Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL center_img Submit a Job Listing Posted Aug 14, 2017 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Maryland priest Dan Webster named interim dean at Albuquerque cathedral

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Dec 21, 2017 Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA People Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Maryland priest Dan Webster named interim dean at Albuquerque cathedral Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] The Rev. Dan Webster, canon for evangelism and media in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, has been named interim dean at St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque. The announcement was made Thursday (Dec. 21) by Charles Hawkins, senior warden, on behalf of the cathedral’s chapter and vestry.“We are excited about welcoming Canon Webster as he joins us in our faith journey toward discernment of a new Dean,” said Hawkins. The full announcement was posted on the cathedral’s website.Webster has served nearly eight years in the Diocese of Maryland first as canon for evangelism and ministry development. Two years ago he was given responsibility for all media communications.“I announced last May at our diocesan convention that Dan was transitioning toward retirement,” said the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland. “Dan has long wanted to return to the southwest and this is a blessing for both him and St. John’s Cathedral.”Thirty years ago Webster was news director of KOB-TV, Albuquerque. A friend invited him to a mid-week Holy Eucharist at St. John’s. Webster has said that was the beginning of his transition into the Episcopal Church.“I’m thrilled to be returning to Albuquerque in this capacity,” Webster said in the cathedral announcement. “I’m honored and blessed to be walking with the people of St. John’s Cathedral during this transition.”Webster earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Seminary of the Southwest in 1996. Prior to entering seminary, he worked for 25 years in broadcast journalism. Half of that time was with NBC News in Burbank, CA and Washington, DC, as news writer, producer and deputy bureau chief.It was in Salt Lake City when he was news director at KUTV where he explored a call to the priesthood. He was ordained in the Diocese of Utah nearly 21 years ago. He’s served in four dioceses as curate, interim vicar, rector, direction of communications and canon for congregational development. He also was media relations director at the National Council of Churches in New York City for two years.“We have been blessed by his ministry among us,” said Sutton. “I, for one, will miss his expertise, collegiality and passion for spreading the Gospel.”A nationwide search for a director of communications has been underway. An announcement is expected in early 2018. Webster’s last day in the office is Jan. 19. He officially begins his new call in February.The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has more than 100 parishes in 10 counties and the City of Baltimore in western, central and southern Maryland. It is a part of The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. 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Nigerian bishops speak out against increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen

first_imgNigerian bishops speak out against increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jan 23, 2018 [Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has criticized the country’s government for failing to act against Fulani herdsmen who have carried out a series of fatal attacks. The anti-persecution charity International Christian Concern says that 80 people in Benue state have been killed in attacks by Fulani militants this year.Read the full article here. Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Retired Bishop Robert Ihloff called as bishop associate for Diocese…

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Feb 8, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Retired Bishop Robert Ihloff called as bishop associate for Diocese of Virginia [Diocese of Virginia] The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston is pleased to announce his appointment of the Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff as bishop associate in the Diocese of Virginia. Bishop Ihloff served as the bishop of the Diocese of Maryland from 1995 until his retirement in 2007. He will provide key support to the Diocese of Virginia during the transition between Bishop Ted Gulick’s retirement at the end of 2017 and the election of a second bishop suffragan later this year. Read full bio.“I have long admired Bishop Ihloff’s work in the Diocese of Maryland and in the broader Church,” said Bishop Johnston, “and I know how valuable his skills and gifts will be to our diocese during this time of transition. Bob is both a strong leader and a model of humility. Also, he is a compelling combination of optimism and straight-talk, in which each of those qualities is strengthened by the other one. He is eager to get started, and I am eager to welcome him.”Like Bishop Gulick, Bishop Ihloff (pronounced Ee-loff) will work out of the diocesan office in Northern Virginia. He will make Sunday visitations and provide support to clergy and congregations across the diocese.“Because my favorite ministries are preaching, teaching and working with parishes on issues of mission and congregational development, and because I find it humbling and exciting to work with clergy on discerning their roles in ministry, I am excited about assisting as a bishop in Virginia,” said Bishop Ihloff. “Virginia is a very healthy diocese with fine leadership.  Over my years in neighboring Maryland, I have come to appreciate the ways in which the Diocese of Virginia models mission and ministry, and I feel privileged to share a small role in that ministry as your bishop associate.”Bishop Ihloff’s first day on the job is March 11. Please join Bishop Shannon in welcoming him to the Diocese of Virginia. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York last_img read more

79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal – Palabras de…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ El Obispo Presidente Curry hizo estas declaraciones en la sesión de apertura de la 79.ª Convención General el 4 de julio:Gracias, gracias.  Dios los ama a todos, ¡gracias!Suena como el estruendo de reclinatorios en la iglesia.Gracias, Canónigo Barlowe, y gracias por estar aquí, por su disposición a servir de esta manera.  Para servir a la causa de nuestro Señor Jesucristo como Iglesia Episcopal. Mejor aún, como la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.Es un verdadero privilegio y una auténtica bendición poder servirles como su Obispo Presidente.  Es un privilegio y una bendición servir con otros siervos de Jesús que son personas extraordinarias.  La Presidente Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de nuestra Cámara de Diputados.  El Canónigo Michael Barlowe, siempre me refiero a él como el Sr. Secretario. Y es un privilegio servir con ellos.  Yo ya lo he dicho en varias Reuniones Provinciales que paso tanto tiempo con ellos que me siento como el John Boy en los Waltons.  Cuando todos se iban a la cama por la noche y decían: “Buenas noches, mamá; buenas noches, papá; buenas noches, John Boy”, y yo también digo por la noche: “Buenas noches, Michael; buenas noches, Gay”. Es una bendición y un privilegio servir con ellos y con el increíble personal de la Iglesia Episcopal y no lo digo por pura retórica.  Tenemos personas increíbles que son el personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.  Son absolutamente […], y mira, una paloma ya está volando para probarlo. Y entonces, es bueno estar [aquí] –¡espero que todos estén contentos de estar aquí!Permítanme simplemente compartir algunas ideas al comenzar, y esto no es un sermón –es un poco temprano para todos al comenzar esto– pero resulta que encontré un texto y es de la Primera Carta a los Corintios, Capítulo 2. El Apóstol Pablo escribió, y cito,     Pero hermanos, cuando yo fui a hablarles del designio secreto de Dios, lo hice sin hacer alardes de retórica o de sabiduría. Y, estando entre ustedes, no quise saber de otra cosa sino de Jesucristo y, más estrictamente, de Jesucristo crucificado.Julia Ward Howe expresó un sentimiento similar cuando escribió:     En la belleza de los lirios     Cristo nació al otro lado del mar,     Con una gloria en su seno     que nos transfigura a ti y a mí,     Puesto que murió para hacer santo al pueblo     vivamos para hacer a todos libres,     Mientras Dios, mientras Dios avanza     ¡Gloria! ¡Gloria! ¡Aleluya! La verdad de Dios avanzaRealmente no somos simplemente la Iglesia Episcopal.Aunque somos eso.Realmente somos la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.Un movimiento que comenzó hace mucho tiempo. Un movimiento cuyas raíces yacen profundas en el suelo del judaísmo. Un movimiento profundo en el corazón de Dios.Eso es lo que somos. Y cuanto más seamos quienes somos, tanto más seremos posibles, más allá de lo que podríamos incluso preguntar o imaginar.Me di cuenta de esto no hace mucho tiempo. Fue en Seattle, Washington, en una visita a la maravillosa Diócesis de Olympia. Y, algunos de ustedes tal vez saben que Seattle es el hogar de Starbucks. Y la tienda original de Starbucks, la primera –¿todos saben algo de Starbucks, no? La original todavía está allí, y uno puede ir y visitarla. Y entonces, pensé que debería hacer una peregrinación. Yo ya había estado en la Catedral, así que pensé que debería ir también a la catedral del mundo, o sea, fui a Starbucks. A la primera tienda.  Solo había estado en otras tiendas de Starbucks de todo el país. No había estado en el Starbucks original.  Entré y pedí mi café “grande bold”, que es mi bebida habitual, y dije: “Y voy a acompañarlo con un scone”.  El camarero me dijo entonces muy cortésmente: “Aquí no servimos comida. Servimos café y bebidas finas”. Dije: “Oh, este es el auténtico Starbucks”. Y entonces recordé haber leído el libro de Howard Schultz El Desafío Starbucks. En este trabajo biográfico, habla de una época en la que Starbucks se había expandido profundamente por todo el país y por todo el mundo y no solo habían expandido el número de tiendas que tenían, sino que realmente expandieron el menú hasta el punto de que el menú se multiplicó y desarrolló y creció. Había dicho que todo estaba yendo bien y luego, de repente, sus acciones en la bolsa parecían comenzar a decaer a medida que se expandían. De repente, sus ganancias parecían estar bajando, o no subiendo tan rápido como debían, y comenzaron a preocuparse de que algo había resultado mal incluso en su crecimiento y expansión. Schultz dice en este libro que una vez fue a una tienda de Starbucks, y tan pronto entró pudo percibir un olor a queso quemado más pronunciado que el aroma del café. En ese instante se dio cuenta de que Starbucks había perdido su rumbo, se había alejado de sus raíces, lejos de su origen, lejos de su misión original, lejos del núcleo que le dio nacimiento y vida en primer lugar. Y entonces pensó que si cuando entras en un Starbucks, y lo primero que hueles es queso quemado, ¡algo está mal! ¡Nosotros estamos es en el negocio del café! ¿Y saben lo que hicieron? Cerraron –esto es en 2008– cerraron todas las tiendas de Starbucks.  Las cerraron todas.  Y enviaron a los baristas a volver a capacitarse para preparar un buen café y crear un contexto para una buena conversación humana.Hermanos míos y hermanas mías, no estamos en el negocio de hornear queso.  Estamos en el negocio del café. ¡Y el nombre de ese café es Jesús de Nazaret! ¡Ese es nuestro negocio!Y cuanto más nos acerquemos a nuestras raíces, a la fuente, a la fuente de nuestra propia vida, la fuente de nuestra identidad, la razón por la que estamos aquí, mientras más nos acerquemos a eso, encontraremos la fortaleza para enfrentar los días venideros.  Encontraremos la sabiduría, el valor y la creatividad necesarios para captar el momento histórico actual.Digo eso para decir que el Movimiento de Jesús no es un invento de Michael Curry. Este Movimiento de Jesús se remonta mucho más atrás.  Los eruditos bíblicos han descrito durante mucho tiempo los primeros días de la cristiandad.  Sus primeros orígenes como un Movimiento de Jesús.  Como personas que se reunieron alrededor de Jesús de Nazaret, que escucharon sus enseñanzas.  Ahora bien, este no es un sermón, es una presentación, pero quienes escucharon sus enseñanzas, quienes miraron a su vida, absorbieron su espíritu y su espíritu comenzó a convertirse en el espíritu de ellos, eso es lo que llamamos Pentecostés.Su espíritu se convirtió en el espíritu de ellos.  ¡Se encontraron amando de la manera que Jesús ama, dando de la manera que Jesús da, perdonando de la manera que Jesús perdona, haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia, caminando humildemente con Dios justamente como Jesús! Y el pueblo los observaba y los veía y decía: “Todos ustedes parecen pequeños Cristos”. Y entonces los apodaron cristianos.Hermanos míos y hermanas mías, no somos simplemente la Iglesia Episcopal. Somos la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.  Eso es lo que somos.  Y eso es lo que el mundo está suplicando y hambriento de que seamos.Sin embargo, voy a mantener esto breve.Sí, presidenta Jennings, ¿tiene algo que decir? ¡Sí, lo voy a mantener breve! ¡Lo prometo!Julia Ward Howe es una de mis personas favoritas. Y, como recordarán, compuso su poema, el que luego se convirtió en el Himno de Batalla de la República en medio de una pesadilla nacional.  En plena Guerra Civil. Mientras esta nación se desgarraba y se hacía pedazos. Mientras esta nación luchaba por encontrar su propia alma liberando al cautivo.  Fue en el contexto de un profundo desequilibrio. De tiempos difíciles. De tiempos cuando las virtudes mismas y los valores mismos del país estaban en juego, ¡un momento no muy diferente al nuestro! Un momento en el cual una nación, un momento en el cual el mundo debe encontrar su alma otra vez. Y fue entonces cuando ella escribió las palabras que se convirtieron en el Himno de Batalla. Además, escribió una estrofa, a menudo pasada por alto, en ese himno, que habla de la venida del Señor. Y en esa estrofa escribió, y cito:     Lo he visto a Él     Lo he visto a Él     He visto al Señor, lo he visto en las hogueras     de un centenar de campamentos;     Puedo leer su santa oración     Por los rocíos y humedades de la tarde;     Su verdad, ya está avanzando.Ahora tengo buenas noticias para ustedes. No importa cuáles sean los problemas de este mundo, y sí que los hay. No importa cuáles sean las dificultades de este mundo, y sí que las hay.  Lo he visto a Él en las hogueras. Lo he visto a Él en las hogueras de un centenar de campamentos. He visto el Movimiento de Jesús entre nosotros en esta Iglesia. ¡Yo lo vi!Cuando las diócesis devastadas por los huracanes y las tormentas de viento y lluvia, los episcopales que perdieron sus hogares, se movilizaron ellos mismos, organizaron sus iglesias, redistribuyeron recursos, convirtieron los santuarios en sacristías con comida para la gente. Lo vi en Puerto Rico. Lo vi en las Islas Vírgenes. Lo vi en Florida. Lo vi en Texas. Lo vi en el oeste de Texas. Vi a los episcopales saliendo a las calles, dirigiendo grupos de oración. ¿Me oyen? Grupos de oración, grupos de estudio de la Biblia, todos promoviendo y defendiendo ante las agencias gubernamentales, ¡eso yo lo vi!A Él lo he visto en las hogueras de un centenar de campamentos.La verdad de Dios, este Movimiento, está avanzando.Pero no solo allí.Lo he visto, lo he visto a Él en los grupos de oración que tejen chales de oración.  ¡No creerían cuántos chales de oración ahora tengo! Y que sigan llegando, “pues el Señor lo sabe, ¡sabe que los necesito!Lo he visto a Él en los rosarios anglicanos y otros rosarios. Los he visto cuando la gente de Navajolandia me dio cuentas de oración, cuentas de protección, que llevo a todas partes. Lo he visto en las iglesias episcopales comunes, a veces de quince y veinte personas que adoran al Señor el domingo. Quienes siguen a Jesucristo y que a veces se levantan y hacen lo que otros no harían. He visto a los episcopales apoyar a otros que nadie más apoyaría. He visto a los episcopales apoyar a los inmigrantes. Nos hemos visto defendiendo a los refugiados. Nos hemos visto defendiendo la justicia. No en nombre de los valores seculares, sino en el nombre de Jesucristo. En el nombre del amor. ¡Lo he visto!Lo vi en Charlottesville. El obispo Shannon Johnston y el clero de esa diócesis se plantaron para protestar: para dar testimonio del camino del amor, incluso cuando los nazis y los neo-miembros del Klan proferían gritos de odio. Vi a los episcopales unirse a otros cristianos y gente de otras religiones y buena voluntad, los vi defender el nombre del amor. Ese es el camino de Jesús de Nazaret.Debemos en nuestra época, debemos reclamar un cristianismo que realmente se parezca a Jesús de Nazaret. Un cristianismo que cree en aquel Jesús que dijo: bienaventurados son los pobres y los pobres de espíritu. Un Jesús de Nazaret que dijo: bienaventurados son los pacificadores. Un Jesús de Nazaret que dice bienaventurados son los que tienen hambre y sed de que la justicia de Dios prevalezca en todo el mundo. Un Jesús que dice desde la cruz, “¡Padre!  Perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen”. El Jesús que dice: “por esto todos sabrán que ustedes son mis discípulos”. Que se amen los unos a los otros.  Ese es Jesús. Eso es la cristiandad. Es el Vía Crucis. Es el camino del amor incondicional, desinteresado y sacrificado de Dios. Y ese es el camino que nos salvará a todos.Lo he visto a Él.Lo vi a Él, y con esto, realmente me sentaré. Lo vi a Él profundamente cuando hace unos pocos años, los episcopales de la Nación Sioux Standing Rock, los episcopales en la reserva defendieron a Jesús en nombre del amor. El padre John Floberg y las buenas personas de su congregación y otras congregaciones cercanas, se plantaron y con el apoyo de los episcopales y gente de buena voluntad en todo el país, se aseguraron de que los guardianes del agua que trabajaban para proteger las tierras funerarias sagradas protegieran el agua para que el agua sea pura y limpia para los niños, para el pueblo de Dios –esta no es una proposición radical de la que estamos hablando– de tal manera que haya agua limpia, respetando las antiguas herencias y tradiciones. Los vi apoyando a los guardianes del agua que estaban tratando de cambiar; los vi ofreciendo atención pastoral, educación espiritual.  Los vi tratando de ser mediadores a veces entre varias partes rivales.  Los vi haciendo la obra de la reconciliación racial. ¡Yo lo vi! Los vi preocupándose por la creación de Dios, ¡lo vi! Y los vi dando testimonio evangélico en el mejor sentido de la palabra, representando una manera de ser cristiano que realmente se parece a Jesús. ¡Yo lo vi!Pero lo vi casi al borde de las lágrimas, cuando estábamos en el campamento de los guardianes de agua, en la Nación Sioux, en la propia reserva, donde fuimos recibidos con tanta amabilidad. Lo vi cuando había banderas, banderas de todas las tribus de América del Norte, EE.UU. y Canadá, y tribus de América del Sur. Gente de buena voluntad, de diferentes tradiciones religiosas, lo vi, aquellas banderas, ¡deberían haberlo visto, fue increíble! ¡Estaban ondeando al viento! De todas las naciones y pueblos que intentaban estar con la gente de Standing Rock, lo vi, y luego el padre Floberg señaló una bandera.  Era de color rojo, blanco y de un color azul claro.  Solo quiero ser claro. La vi y estaba flotando en el viento. Era la bandera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Pero permítanme contarles sobre esa bandera. Está ahora en los Archivos. Era una bandera vieja y hecha jirones, era nueva cuando la levantaron, pero el viento de Dakota estaba convirtiendo sus hebras en trizas. Estaba hecha jirones. Estaba gastada. Pero estaba flotando. ¡Y la cruz en el centro estaba allí y nadie lo extrañaría! ¡Era como esa vieja cruz robusta! ¡Todo eso lo vi! ¡Era la Iglesia Episcopal! ¡No! ¡Era la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús! Y el viento no pudo detenerla. La lluvia no pudo detenerla. Las tormentas no pudieron detenerla. Los tiempos difíciles no pudieron detenerla. Porque, ¡nada! ¡Nada puede detener el Movimiento de Jesús de Nazaret! ¡Si no me creen, pregúntenle a Poncio Pilato! ¡Él lo intentó! ¡Y no le funcionó!La belleza de los lirios.Cristo realmente nació al otro lado del mar.Con la gloria en su seno que nos transfigura a ti y a mí.Puesto que murió para hacer santo al puebloVivamos para hacer a todos libresMientras Dios avanzaGloria, gloria aleluyaLa verdad de Dios avanzaDios los ama, Dios los bendiga.¡Tengamos una gran Convención! 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Matthew expected to produce “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides”

Please enter your name here October 3, 2016 at 6:27 pm Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia At 8:00 AM today the National Hurricane Center reported that Hurricane Matthew is still a Category 4 hurricane and is now 280 miles southwest of Port Au Prince, Haiti.Matthew is moving toward the north near 6 mph. A general northward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti tonight, and eastern Cuba on Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through early Wednesday.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Jamaica and Haiti tonight, and eastern Cuba Tuesday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach Jamaica and Haiti later today and eastern Cuba tonight, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches across southern Haiti and the southwestern portion of the Dominican Republic, with possible isolated amounts of 40 inches. Across eastern Cuba and western Haiti, total rain accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are expected with possible isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches. Across eastern Jamaica, total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible. This rainfall will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.The combination of a dangerous storm surge and large and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 15 feet above normal tide levels on the coasts of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas.The National Hurricane Center will issue the next next complete advisory at 2:00 PM EST. 1 COMMENT Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom My husband and I are sitting here watching the weather and disagreeing on the paths that the weather men are showing. It is different if you switch channels. What is with that? Which weather guy do we believe? All I know is that it is frightening, considering the size and intensity of that hurricane. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSTropical Storm Matthew Previous articleBees are on the endangered species listNext articleAll you need to know about Student Aid Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. read more