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Day: October 31, 2013
The Episcopal Church has released new statistics on attendance and church membership showing overall membership to be down 1.4 percent and average Sunday attendance down 2.6 percent. But some areas are experiencing growth, based on recent parochial reports:
The Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, believes the Missouri Supreme Court was wrong to rule that the partner of a Missouri highway patrolman killed in the line of duty is not entitled to survivor benefits from the state pension system. Kinman writes:
Franciscan Prayer of Blessing: “May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that we will reach out our hands to comfort them and change their pain to joy.” This prayer is taped on my laptop. It reminds me that being sad is okay especially when it is about seeing street …
By now your church certainly can accept donations via your Web site. (Right?). But has your parish made it easy for your supporters to give money via smartphones? If not, you better start thinking about it, as this is becoming a preferred method of parting with cash among tech-savvy Christians. Rob Hoskins writes:
“And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a …