FOOD BANK

We are still collecting beverages for the Food Bank. Donations of coffee, tea, hot chocolate juice, soda, etc., would be greatly appreciated, as we are beginning the rest of the warm letter! Donations can be left in the bin at the back of the church.

On being an Episcopalian…

The following is one insight on why so many adults have chosen the Episcopal Church. You might like to share it with one who is a searcher and could find a home in the Episcopal Church. Worship that brings you in, instead of putting you on the sidelines. A theology that demands our intelligence rather than ignoring it. A willingness not only to tolerate but to celebrate differences. A heritage that takes the Bible very seriously but is not bound by literalism. A strong sense of community in which our consensus is in Christ, not to conformity of opinion. A devotion to the Biblical Sacraments instituted by Jesus which evoke awe and mystery instead of factual explanation. A sense of ministry that is rightfully the obligation and privilege of every baptized person. An insistence upon morality (what is good and loving) and an avoidance of moralism (salvation by code and not by Christ). The heritage of Apostolic faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the Apostolic order given to the Church by Him.

~The Rev Canon James R. McLean

Retired Canon Missioner

Diocese of Arkansas

EPISCOPAL HAIKU

Stand, sit, kneel, stand, kneel:

it’s quite a good workout for

a Sunday morning.

~Sarah Goodyear and Ed Weissman