This Week: May 14, 2017

I wish I could be in Jordan on Saturday.  Jordan, New York, that is, when Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe blesses the bikes and then joins the group ride, weather permitting!

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An article about the bishop’s novel hobby quotes her describing an impromptu gathering of bikers:

“As we started talking there was such hospitality and community and life, and I found it very humbling, because they welcomed me as I was.” She sees parallels with the Episcopal Church. “God welcomes all of us as we are and into this community of faith.”

I guess Episcopal bishops, just like other Episcopalians, come in all types. Thanks be to God!

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Inline image 3    Happy Mother’s Day! We will be celebrating our mothers with a special social after the 10am service on Sunday. I hope you will join us!

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Our young people have a project… and they’d like your help. How about a pair of socks this Sunday?!

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This Sunday, our young people are collecting socks for their outreach project. Next Saturday, May 20th, they will be packing lunches for the homeless and they’d like to include a pair of socks in each lunch bag. If you would bring a good pair of warm socks (or two or more!), your donation will make a good lunch even better. They thank you, and I do, too!!

 

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This Sunday is the last day to get a ticket for the consecration of our new bishop.

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Sign up is in Yeaton Hall. I have to turn in our ticket request by May 15th, so don’t delay!

 

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We have been reading in 1 Peter for a few weeks now, and I suspect it is not the most familiar of scriptures. But the reading this week includes these words that may be familiar:

But you are a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
God’s own people,
in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts
of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

The starkly beautiful Church of the Light in Ibaraki, Japan gives form to this verse.

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Tadao Andō. Interior of the Church of the Light,
from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN

You can read all the lessons for this Sunday by clicking HERE. And then come and hear the Word proclaimed in church on Sunday.

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Sign up in Yeaton Hall.

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St. Michael’s on the Move is going to the theatre.

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Sign up in Yeaton Hall to join us for the matinee at 2pm on Sunday, May 21st.

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Inline image 10  St. Michael’s Readers will be talking about Chasing Francis on Sunday, May 28th. There is still time to read it and join the conversation. I hope you will!

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