From the Office of the Bishop

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  • On the 50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

    Bishop Beisner recorded this reflection earlier this week. Here is the text of the video.On the 50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr.Dear Friends in Christ:Grace and peace, and Easter blessings to you.Recent protests in Sacramento call for us to say his name: Stephon Clark. In all that that name evokes in us, I hope that we will be helped to hear that longing which Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Easter Message from the Bishop

    April 2017Dear Friends in Christ,Grace and peace to you, in the Name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ! As we again enter this holy Season of celebration of his victory over sin and death, I pray that we all will  be helped to live more completely in the power of his Resurrection.  In times like our own, this world, our communities, and our congregations need to be shown more emphatically that there is no power greater than the power of God's love, and that, in the risen Ch...

  • A Special Easter Message from the Bishop

      Dear Friends in Christ, A few months ago, we were gathered to celebrate Christmas. In that Season, the prayer of the Church was one of profound thanks that God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature in the beginning, has even more wonderfully restored that dignity in the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. We were not celebrating some theological abstraction, a mere change of metaphysical status.

  • An Easter Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: We have recently prayed that God might help us to “enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby you have given us life and immortality;” and so we entered Holy Week. Through the Church’s traditional liturgies, we are helped to enter more fully into the Paschal Mystery, and to embrace the reality that Christ is risen. We again come to know how, in the power of the Resurrection, God is at work in our lives and in our world to restore His image in us, a...

  • An Easter Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. It was not very long ago that we all received the Church's invitation to the observance of a holy Lent. I hope that this Season and its disciplines have been an aid to your spiritual health and growth.

  • An Easter Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: At last Lent has ended. The events of Holy Week will reach their climax, and, “Alleluia” will return to the Church. Of course, it did not go far.

  • Bishop's Easter Message

    Dear Friends in Christ: Recently, I began a committee meeting by reading from the "Message," that often stimulating paraphrase of Scripture. What I chose to read on that occasion was from I Corinthians 15; I chose that passage because it goes to the heart of what the Church is about, and what we are about, and what the point of something like a church committee is all about: "It's resurrection, resurrection, always resurrection that undergirds what I do, the way I live." St. Paul goes on to exho...

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