Office of the Bishop Announcements

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  • A Christmas Message From the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you, as once again we come to Christmas. Once again, we are invited to the stable and to the manger. We, who are moved by the plight of Syrian refugees, troubled by the rising tide of violence in our homeland, concerned about the health of our planet or find this a time of struggle or loss, see that God has already reached out to us, as we reach out to God for help.

  • Office of the Bishop Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The office will close beginning at noon on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015. We wish you all a peaceful and joyful holiday season!

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

        Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. Archbishop Rowan Williams describes waiting as "the boring bit before the exciting bit." I hope that your Advent has been more than simply boring; I hope that it has helped to awaken hope for you, a hope that Christmas now comes to fulfill. These may not seem to be hopeful times.

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: As we come to the great celebration of the birth of Jesus, I think of the words of Thomas Merton: If we believe in the Incarnation of the Son of God, there should be no one on earth in whom we are not prepared to see, in mystery, the presence of Christ. Elsewhere he says that, because of the Incarnation, the Light of Christ shines in all humanity, but that there is just “no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun….” Still, our liturgy f...

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

      Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. God help us all to find the peace promised to us, the peace that surpasses understanding, in this time of deep sorrow and mourning. The recent senseless murders of so many, including so many little ones, in Newtown, Connecticut leave us praying hard for such peace.

  • An Advent Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The relentless commercial countdown is well underway.

  • Open House Invitation

    A holiday celebration filled with friendship and cheer... Please come to our Open House this year! The Rt.

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