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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
By now you all know that St. David’s, Bean Blossom, was vandalized this weekend with a symbol of intimidation, language demeaning of GLBT persons, and praise of the President-elect. While it is deeply disturbing to be on the receiving end of such vitriol, it is also an opportunity to be very clear, with ourselves and the world around us, that we take seriously the commandment of our Lord to love one another with the same love God lavishes on every person – no exceptions.
We do not know who is responsible for the vandalism. What we do know is that the kind of language used during the recent Presidential campaign has emboldened some people to become openly abusive and insulting. Our option as faithful people is to be sure we don’t respond in kind. The Episcopal Church will continue to welcome all people, to seek and serve Christ in the world around us, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being – even those who deface our buildings. Our buildings can be marred by anger and hatred – we will not allow our hearts to be defiled.
Our hearts and our doors remain open to everyone, as we pray for the wisdom and courage to remain faithful disciples of Jesus.
A large crowd gathered at Wednesday, November 30, at St. David’s, Bean Blossom to remove hate-filled graffiti defacing the church from earlier in the month, share a celebration of worship together, and conclude with a chili supper. The graffiti, including a swastika and an anti-gay slur, was found the morning of Nov. 13th. The cleaning event was called “Replacing Darkness with Light: Overcoming Hate with Love.”
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October 17, 2016
Though no lives were lost in Mithon, the school is not in good shape at all.
Fr. Jn Michelin messaged Marilyn Day, St. David’s, Bean Blossom. that everyone in Mithon miraculously survived. But, all the crops have been lost, the water well the Diocese helped build is damaged too. It is very difficult to get water. Emergency help may be necessary if possible.
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A Message from Bishop Waynick about the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Anglican Centre in Rome
October 5, 2016 In this chapel, Pope Paul VI presented his own episcopal ring to Archbishop Michael Ramsey, when they committed to ongoing, official dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. That was in 1966. This evening, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Anglicans and Catholics gathered for a special service of vespers, in which Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby preached, and choirs from the Sistine Chapel and Canterbury Cathedral sang, and nineteen pairs of bishops (Catholic and Anglican) from around the world, were commissioned and sent out to explore ways of working together in mission. This is unprecedented in the history of our This is unprecedented in the history of our churches, and would be cause enough for counting the occasion a great success. But even greater gifts were given. Archbishop Justin removed his own pectoral cross, ...
Bishop Waynick Attends Worship at Vatican Commemorating 50 Years of Closer Relationships Among Anglicans and Roman Catholics
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