Thought of the Week

My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life?
Does it build up or does it tear down? ~John Shelby Spong

                           Less Plastic for Lent!
Anglicans have long been concerned with environmental issues. The Anglican Communion states that the fifth mark of mission is ‘ to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth’. The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (ACSA-EN) aims to support churches and Dioceses to fulfill God’s call to be Earthkeepers and to care for Creation. For a Lenten plan to reduce your use of plastic, click on Less-plastic-for-Lent.

Announcements

February 24 – One service only at 10:00 followed by Annual Vestry meeting and lunch.
March 3 – March 31 – 8:00 am Said BCP Eucharist, 9:15 Contemporary Family Eucharist; 11:00 Choral Eucharist
March 3 at 11:00 – Cajun Mass with live Dixie Land Jazz Band

For the most recent announcements click on February17-cover.

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Theological Thoughts

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  • Blessings in a broken world February 17, 2019
    Jesus came down from the mountain, but often we wish he had stayed there, remote, beyond human understanding or imitation. It is much easier to deal with statues or paintings than the persistent call of Jesus to follow him in and out of the desert, in and out of favour, in and out of  safety. […]
    Trudy Lebans
  • A Light to Awaken February 2, 2019
    Candlemas concludes the Christmas cycle with the story of Jesus’ presentation in the temple. Joseph and Mary are greeted by two elderly people in the Temple, who exclaim when they see Jesus. Simeon exclaims that now he has seen one who will illuminate the whole world. When the prophet Anna sees Jesus, she recognizes in […]
    Trudy Lebans
  • Will We? January 27, 2019
    In Luke 4:14-21, Luke has Jesus read from a scroll of Isaiah. What he reads are two passages, Isaiah 58:2 and 61:1-2, although It sounds to us like they are one. God’s judgement is omitted in what we would call the original text. leading me to think we have two theological considerations here. The first […]
    Trudy Lebans