Archive for June 2007

Leadership in community

Sermon thoughts—Readings hereThe readings today point to issues of leadership in community. How are leaders selected? How will the community be maintained? How to lead in a time of rapid change?Not too many of us will have Elisha’s experience of seeing one’s mentor swept up in a whirlwind on chariots and horses of fire and…

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Readings are HERE. I am off to the Bondurant BBQ tomorrow – no pigs, unfortunately. I am leaning more to preaching on that drama queen Elijah – oh poor me, no one to help, it is all up to me, Jezebel is after me (with good reason having killed off all her prophets), I did…

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Alban

Today is the 12th anniversary of my ordination to the transitional diaconate. It is always an odd sort of date. I never felt called to be a Deacon so making the vows of a Deacon all the while knowing that in some part of me they were not true felt like a lie. It was…

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Where is Home?

Sunday, June 17, 2007Readings here. Where is home for you? What does being at home mean? What are the signs that make you breathe “HOME?” For Naboth it was his ancestral land – his vineyard that his father and father’s father and so on had planted and tended. Ahab wanted the land but even the…

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Procrastinating my sermon prep by taking Internet quizzes and bloghopping – thanks Eileen at your new location

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ARRGGH – St. Pat tagged me – 8 things and 8 people – this has been around my blog friends’ sites so not sure I can find 8 more – join in if you want to help me. Padre Mickey (who btw has a great story on the first woman bishop in Cuba) is at…

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Celebration of the life of Jim Kelsey The heart of ministry: the death and life of Jim KelseyBy Herb Gunn June 09, 2007 (Episcopal News Service) Ecclesiastical orders melted at the church door in Marquette, Michigan, on Friday, June 8, as 600 people touched by the life and stunned by the death of Jim Kelsey,…

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WIDOWS – 2 Pentecost, Proper 5Sunday Readings HERE The Son of Life meets a son of death —there is something about Jesus that sucks the death out of people. For a widow, the death of an only son is a tragedy beyond just the loss of a beloved child. Women without a husband or son…

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EARTH BISHOP MOURNED: A tribute to Jim Kelsey Jim Kelsey: A video tribute by Earth Keepers.Click HERE The world has lost its Earth Bishop. Episcopal Bishop James Kelsey of the Diocese of Northern Michigan was killed in a traffic accident on Sunday June the third 2007 while on one of his many journeys to spread…

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Sunday, the world suffered the loss of one who loved extravagantly. Jim Kelsey, bishop of Upper Michigan or “the U.P.” as it is often called died in a car wreck. I could not take it in when the news came across my computer screen. Someone who was so alive in this world is now not.Many…

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