Tag Archives: Bishop Craig Anderson

Bishop Craig Anderson to Retire

Bishop Craig Anderson to Retire After almost six years as part-time Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish of Orcas Island, Bishop Anderson announced his retirement effective May first. “It’s been a wonderful six years and I leave knowing that the congregation … Continue reading

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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 RUMINATIONS FOR JANUARY 2012

THE SECOND ‘E’ OF “S.E.E.” – EVANGELIZATION In my November and December Ruminations, I invited your attention to a vision I S.E.E. (Stewardship, Environment, Evangelization) for Emmanuel Parish.  Building on my November and December ruminations as foundational or a priori … 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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Generally Speaking: A New Vision for GTS

The Right Rev. Craig B. Anderson, President and Dean The General Theological Seminary In the last two issues of The General Theological News, I have attempted to highlight and summarize the important work of our Strategic Planning Committee.  The committee … Continue reading

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Generally Speaking: “From a Vision to Strategic Planning”

The Right Rev. Craig B. Anderson, President and Dean The General Theological Seminary Visions, to borrow a phrase from Emerson, can be seen as a “bundle of beginnings.”  For the past two years, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, Trustees and students have … Continue reading

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