Holy Eucharist Offering for the Clergy of Cuba

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Holy Eucharist Offering for the Clergy of Cuba

Bishop Michael has decided that the offering collected during the Holy Eucharist at Diocesan Convention will be given toward closing the pension gap for those who have served so long and faithfully in Cuba.

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General Convention: Sharing in the Work

In the end it will be the responsibility of the diocesan deputies and myself to bring all of this work back to Oregon so that you can share in the work that is before us as the Body of Christ, the Jesus Movement, and a voice for the love that triumphs over evil.

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Families Belong Together

Speaking out and acting in ways that make our views known to the government and to the world is, I believe, a Christian imperative. Our faith demands action.

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Holy Week 2018: Lessons from the Camino

I write these words in Holy Week as we Christians walk the way of the cross with Jesus. Life, I believe, is to be lived as a journey to God.

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Thoughts, Prayers, and Actions

At the present moment, the student-led calls for legal action, community protests, and economic boycotts highlight that gun violence is one of the most difficult topics we must engage with in our country.

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A Call to Prayer During Lent

As we engage a new theme for 2018, let us join together in a season of prayer.

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Advent: Anticipation

As you move through the last days of Advent and into the Christmas season I do hope that you might be able to recall to mind your stories of birth, of a child perhaps or of other significant new beginnings in your life. May you recall them, and may the memories invoke in you a desire to anticipate with joy the future you are currently moving toward.

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The Light in the Dark

We humans are afraid of the dark, and as night falls in Advent we light candles, we reach out into the dark to hold hands, we seek to be light for each other, and we listen to the great story of the Church…

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Healthy and Holy

During my convention address I talked about and even put on the big screen this short hand “recipe” for congregational vitality: Healthy creative clergy and healthy creative lay leaders working prayerfully together.

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Diocesan Leadership on the Lawsuit Against the Bishop and Diocese

Providing information and context to the allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a former diocesan employee.

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