Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

The Rector

From Lifeboat to Movement

Some of us remember way back in 2003 when The Episcopal Church (TEC) made the decision to disregard Scripture and consecrate the first openly homosexual bishop of any Christian denomination. Not only did this decision go against Scripture and against the teachings of the worldwide Anglican Communion, it also split the Episcopal church in this country. It also birthed what we now…

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A Salad at Waffle House

A Reflection on Diverse Community and Mere Christianity  By Jason Moore Ever ask yourself if the Waffle House serves salad?  In all my years on the road traveling with four other guys in a rock n’ roll band and countless Waffle House stops, this question had, oddly, never come up. These are the types of questions that only arise when we’re living…

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ACNA Reflection

This was my first time at a provincial assembly. I am lucky it was an ACNA assembly, which had none of the tensions and discord of past ECUSA assemblies (or so I’ve heard). There was a joyful, Spirit filled exuberance about the place the entire time I was there. We met daily in the morning and the evening in plenary sessions. We…

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Mission on Our Doorstep

A Reflection of and Response to the ACNA Provincial Assembly of 2017 By Lori Moore Many Christians are asking what does God’s call to mission look like for the church today? Where should we focus our efforts, how should we go about fulfilling the mandate of the Lord Jesus Christ to go and make disciples, and what strategies are needed? In gospel…

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Welcome The Rev. Randy and Liz Shirley

It is with great joy we welcome our new assistant to the rector, the Rev. Randy Shirley. Randy joined the staff in June and since that time I can only describe Randy as an air traffic controller with a pastor’s heart! A Trinity School for Ministry graduate, Randy was ordained a deacon on June 10 and will be ordained a priest in…

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Welcome Edwin Smythe

He has an infectious smile and an incredible passion for reaching the next generation.  We welcome Edwin Smythe as our director of student ministries. Edwin will be focusing on students ages of 11-21. A graduate of Porter Gaud and The Citadel, Edwin attended the Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, California. We celebrated Edwin’s ministry with a cookout on Sunday, July 23…

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Lenten Prayer Request

Lenten Prayer is simply an opportunity for me to pray personally for you about anything going on in your life and ministry. I will be taking these submissions with me on my annual Lenten retreat and pray up a storm for you! How can I pray for you? Are there things going on in your life you would like me to know…

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St. Michael’s Sanctuary and Cole Farms

2 Corinthians 9:13 Because of the ministry you have provided, others will Praise God for the obedience that accompanies your profession of the Gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. When you walk into St. Michael’s Church during Advent, it increasingly takes your breath away. The flower…

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Rich Giersch and Laura Gruber

Tuesday Courage for Our Confirmation Candidates

1 Peter 3:15 “Always be ready to give the reason for the hope you have within you.” Picture the scene: It’s a dark and chilly Advent Tuesday morning, at the very unholy time of 6:30, and I’m going where? Each Tuesday during advent, one of our confirmation candidates faithfully gave witness at the early morning…

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