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Exodus – A Diocesan Big Read – August 27, 2017 -April 7, 2018

Join us in reading the book of Exodus together! We are at a moment as a church and a culture when questions raised in the Book of Exodus are prominent. What does it mean: to be a stranger in a strange land? to leave behind all the things we thought we knew? to see our communities change? Beginning August 27, …

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July Monthly Newsletter

St. Matthew’s Messenger July 2017 A Message from the Rector What does it mean for a priest and a congregation to be “all in?”  And if we are “all in,” how do we know we have achieved this aspirational goal? To be “all in” indicates that there is a mutual commitment between priest and people for the vision that God …

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CALLING ALL EXILES

By Father Joseph Kovitch Jeremiah writes: 29:7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. A devotion for the church in community…a path to congregational reclamation: Such is the way of the Jesus movement and an exile …

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Episcopalians are fond of saying that we don’t have to “park our brains at the door”

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Exile as gift– Diaspora as blessing

Liberated from the bondage of bricks and mortar and the pyramid schemes of fiscal frustration, a people of God can now reimagine a new future in the midst of a present pilgrimage. Avoiding the twisted temptations that “Egyptian memories” can invoke, this tribe is reminded again and again of the cost of losing focus, and leaving God. So God led …

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