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Beautiful Fall


It is a beautiful fall day today.  The leaves on the trees have changed color and are beginning to fall (hence the term Fall) and it is a balmy 70 degrees out.  Both services were a joy to be a part of today.
And, I took a nap this afternoon.  Life is great!  Praise God!!

I shared with our congregation this week's Episcopal Convention.  It is a great way to recharge your spiritual batteries.  I got re-acquainted with many old friends and played catch up.  I was happy to see Sam Felderman in the choir for the final service at the cathedral.  He is getting around using a cane and he looks as healthy as ever. 

A lot of videos were shown during the convention.  They showcased the activity in our diocese.  All over the state, churches are operating food banks, feeding people, organizing community gardens and so much more.  It made me proud to be a part of a church that is doing so much good for so many.

In his keynote address Jack Jezreel emphasized how churches have a rhythm of gathering people and then sending them out to do God's work.  He also stressed that churches generally are very good at the gathering part of that rhythm.  We have church services, potlucks, bake sales, rummage sales, bible study and Sunday school.   What we are not so good at is sending.  We prefer the safety of our churches.  He reminded us that Jesus spent little time in synagogues and a whole lot of time on the road preaching and healing and mixing with people. If we are the hands and feet of Christ, then we should do the same.
last year's convention


Peace,
Fr. Fred

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