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Farewell Sermon 28 April 2013 5 Easter

Farewell Sermon  28 April 2013    5 Easter Emmanuel Episcopal Parish of Orcas Island Bishop Craig B. Anderson, Ph.D.   Mitakuye Owasin! Such was my greeting when I came among you almost six years ago as your new rector.  It was … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday Sermon 2012

TRINITY SUNDAY Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Such pronouncements and announcements help frame this Trinity Sunday and the First Sunday after the Pentecost – the birthday of … Continue reading

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EASTERTIDE 2012 “The Resurrection of the Earth”

RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR EASTERTIDE 2012 “The Resurrection of the Earth” We often miss the obvious in hearing and reading the Bible. Consider the following: John 3:16, what Luther called the “Gospel in miniature,”  “For God so loved the world that … Continue reading

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THE NEW REFORMATION

Orcas Island Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Service Feb. 5, 2012 Bishop Craig Anderson:  “The New Reformation” I bring greetings from Emmanuel Episcopal Parish. Today is not only the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, it a special Holy Day, and we need … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S RUMINATIONS FOR LENT 2012

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 the Orcas Island Council of Churches met to welcome two new members to the Council  – Ann Hall, Pastor of the Lutheran congregation here at Emmanuel and Roger Maris, Pastor of the 7th Day Adventist … Continue reading

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RECTOR’S REPORT FOR THE ANNUAL REPORT 2011

A mission without a task is a dream; a task without a vision is drudgery; a vision and a task is the hope of the world.  (Anonymous) This past year has been spent in large part discerning and clarifying our … 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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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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December, 1990

The following is a continuation of the Bishop’s Charge to the Convention. Part I was published last month, in which the Bishop spoke of his continuing call to us for L.I.F.E,. (Leadership In Faithful Evangelism, through the Way). This is … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Charge to Convention (Part I) October, 1990

The following is a portion of the text of Bishop Anderson’s Charge to the Convention. The remaining portion will be printed next month. At our last convention, my charge came in the form of an invitation, an invitation to L.I.F.E. … Continue reading

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