Day: September 30, 2013

A special service for special needs children

Several churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark are showing the way in offering opportunities for worship to children with special needs and their families. Christ Church, Budd Lake, which is among the leaders in this field, was recently written up in its hometown paper.

Life after a massacre: the journey of a murderer’s widow

Daniel Burke of CNN tells the story of Marie Monville, who has put her life back together seven years after her late husband Charlie Roberts murdered five girls and wounded five others before killing himself in a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. Burke writes:

Why most churches have fewer that 200 members

Carey Nieuwhof offers eight reasons why most Protestant churches remain on the small side. The eight reasons boil down to one reason. Nieuwhof, lead pastor of Connexus Community Church in Barrie, Ontario, writes: They organize, behave, lead and manage like a small organization. Think about it.

Children are shot to death accidentally at twice the reported rate

The New York Times: Children shot accidentally — usually by other children — are collateral casualties of the accessibility of guns in America, their deaths all the more devastating for being eminently preventable. They die in the households of police officers and drug dealers, in broken homes and close-knit families, on rural farms and in …

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Just My Opinion

Monday, September 30, 2013 — Week of Proper 21, Year One [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 89:1-18 (morning) // 89:19-52 (evening) 2 Kings 17:24-41 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 Matthew 6:25-34 About ten years ago, I felt very …

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