I failed Algebra I when I was a freshman in high school. It was an unpleasant experience and, in my fourteen year old wisdom, I quickly excused myself and moved on. Algebra was clearly over my head and I was sure it had no relevance to my life anyway. By the time I finished my junior year I had decided that I wanted to go to college (not the norm in my family) and one of the entrance requirements was, you guessed it, two years of algebra. I repeated Algebra I in summer school under a young b…Continue reading
"Remember to show hospitality. There are some who, by so doing, have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13
Over the past six months, we have been blessed, welcoming Buza and her four wonderful children into our parish family. From the time they landed at ILM, feeling exhausted and apprehensive, until the morning we waited at the Greyhound Bus Terminal, sending them on the long journey to Buza's sister in Utah, they were enveloped in love.
So many…Continue reading
SUMMER 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development and the Sustainable Development Goals LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT It's been over a year since the Nepal earthquake, six years since the one in Haiti and five years since the tsunami and earthquake in Japan… I recently traveled to these countries to assess their long-term recovery work and realized that similar lessons can be drawn from all of them—including the importance of a responsive government; the need for investment in both preparedness …Continue reading
Recently I spent some time perusing a wonderful book about our church put together and maintained by Judith Beckett, Holy Cross’s first Senior Warden. It’s a history book of the events in the life of our church arranged more or less in chronological order. It takes one from the time that Holy Cross existed as a vision or figment in the imagination of the folks who would come to be known as our Founding Fathers (and Mothers), progresses through the steps of the early years and brings us into th…Continue reading
I yield my space in this month's newsletter to our Presiding Bishop. As Jesus tells of one commandment for us to follow, Jesus also tells us that "perfect love casts out all fear." Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church. June 28, 2016 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all k…Continue reading