Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

26 October 2014

Imagination and God's Beloved - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 25, Year A, 26 October 2014

The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards calls us to imagine what every individual looks like from God's eyes looking at the beloved child of God. Do we dare dance in the ballroom of God and love everyone that God loves? Can we theologically think in an expansive way to imagine the wild, audacious, irascible love of God to the creation and God's creatures. 

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Gratitude Message - 
Over the next four weeks the stewardship ministry team will be leading the Parish in a reflection on Gratitude calling for prayer, thought, reflection, and giving/pledging to the work of God in 2015. Here is Daniel's announcement ...

Assignment for next week:

  1. No Complaining. Be positive.  (Fighting for justice and righteousness not complaining)
  2. Practice seeing the people you meet as the work of art that God is painting. (God's paintings are never complete and constantly changing in the light of God's love.)
  3. Make a list of blessings, thanksgivings, things to be grateful for, people that you love. During the times of negativity - look at the list and live in gratitude.