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Rector’s Ruminations for September 2011

  “What does it mean to be a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish?” And, What Does Such Membership Mean to You”   On July 31st, I preached a sermon entitled, “What does it mean to be a member of Emmanuel … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2011 “A VISION TO S.E.E.”

I have been thinking about and reflecting on our Parish Meeting and dinner on September 11th a good bit over the past few days.  Like many of you, I too, felt it was a special time. – the beautiful late … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR DECEMBER 2011 THE FIRST ‘E’ OF “S.E.E.” – ENVIRONMENT

In my November Rector’s Ruminations, I invited your attention to a vision I S.E.E. (Stewardship, Environment, Evangelization) for Emmanuel Parish.  In reflecting on the “S” of S.E.E., Stewardship I noted that being a steward involves everything we do after we … Continue reading

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“Restoring the word, Stewardship”

RUMINATIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2011 “Restoring the word, Stewardship” On October 2nd we began our annual Every Member Canvass.  In my sermon I shared a vision for Emmanuel Parish that can be summarized in three words – Stewardship, Environment and Evangelization … Continue reading

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A Final Charge Sermon delivered at 108th Diocesan Convention October, 1992

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Being informed by the selfless love revealed and articulated in the Gospel, my sermon in the form of a charge begins with words from Exodus and will end with … Continue reading

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Bishop Accepts Call To General Seminary September, 1992

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At a special meeting held in July at The General Theological Seminary in New York City, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call me to serve as the eleventh President and Dean of The … Continue reading

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Great Faces, Great Places, Holy Spaces . . . Driving South from Kadoka to Pine Ridge on Highway 73 June, 1992

Directly east of Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and the Badlands National Park there is an area of the vast Pine Ridge Reservation circumscribed by the White River on the north, Black Pipe Creek on the east and Bear in the … Continue reading

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A Stirring Encounter of an Anglican Kind April, 1992

With representatives from 46 countries and 27 indigenous groups, the announced theme, “A Celebration of Life for a Reign of Justice and Peace,” became a reality in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from March 28 through April 4. While various stories and … Continue reading

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On Financial Cutbacks: Constraint or Challenge? March, 1992

Earlier this month I received a letter from the Treasurer of the National Church stating: At this time we are facing the possibility of a $3 million shortfall in commitments for 1992 apportionment to meet budgetary requirements. This is painful … Continue reading

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On Voting With Your Checkbook (Or Your Feet) December, 1991

Although the incident took place over a decade ago, I remember well the words that Miss Louella, one of the matriarchs of a small Appalachian mission church that I served while teaching at the University of the South, used in … Continue reading

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