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.
Day: September 30, 2013
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:
From the Office of Public Affairs: The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is seeking information about people’s experiences with the resources that were prepared for the blessing of same-sex relationships.
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.
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 […]
A sweet story about a widow and a widower who met and married from yesterday’s New York Times. The widow is Dana Fern, and the widower is the Rev. J. Douglas Ousley, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. The piece includes a description of the couples […]
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 […]
by Derek Olsen The pieces that You can get that. Do you want to admire the layout and printing of Daniel Updike’s edition of the American 1892 Book of Common Prayer? authoritative BCP site can lead you to all of these and more. It isn’t just the future of the BCP that’s online; its past […]