From Deacon George …

4/30/2020 Clergy Conference Musings A highlight for me of this week’s ECMN online Clergy Conference, attended by almost 150 ECMN priests and deacons, was the two-part breakout I had with six of my clergy colleagues as we discussed the state of our congregations, our pastoral challenges and ourselves.  There is…

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From Deacon Tom …

4/30/2020 Yesterday was the annual ECMN clergy conference, and while I was not able to attend it live (I was in group at the hospital for Clinical Pastoral Education) I did in fact watch the recording that one of our Missioners sent to my e-mail. Thanks be to God & technology. Bishop…

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From Deacon George …

4/23/2020 Seven New Psalms for the ‘New Normal’ In his book Reflections on the Psalms, “beloved Anglican author C. S. Lewis brings sophistication, wisdom, and reverence to his discussion of the Old Testament Book of Psalms, as he explores the relevance of these ancient prayers, poems and songs to our…

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From Deacon George …

4/16/2020 Some of these days, I feel like I am doing fine, handling things, making the best out of a situation that is beyond my control. I read, I write, I host or participate in our church gatherings and events via Zoom meetings -lots of Zoom meetings. My garage model…

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From Deacon George …

April 2, 2020 I’ve been talking with some of the folks in my neighborhood this past week, while we stand on our respective sidewalks across the street from each other. The inevitable question is, “So how are you filling the time.” The familiar answer is, “Reading.”  Ah, but reading what?…

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