Jefferts Schori: ‘I am deeply grateful for what God has…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA October 29, 2015 at 11:21 am Well done good and faithful servant. Thank you for your quiet but decisive leadership over the past nine years. We are Christ’s church universal preaching Christ’s Gospel of salvation and reconciliation. Luke 10:27 – He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”Romans 3:23-24 New International Version (NIV) – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” The Rev. Lucretia Jevne says: Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Barbara Platt-Hendren+ says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Judith Wood says: Comments are closed. October 24, 2015 at 9:28 am Thank you, Bishop Katherine, for taking the time to listen to the concerns of your flock, and for responding with wisdom and love. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Tr. Donald Heacock says: October 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm I very much appreciate the tone and content of the PB’s statement. However, I must take issue with aspects of the translation into Spanish. Just as we do not have “priestesses”, but rather priests who are both male and female, there can be no “obispa” — irrespective of gender, the proper title for one ordained to the fullness of the apostolic ministry is “obispo”, an invariant noun. Likewise in English usage we have only bishops — no “bishopesses”. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Glenna Faust Geiger says: Posted Oct 23, 2015 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Comments (16) October 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm Nine years of challenge and success. Laurie Eiserloh says: October 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm Thank you Bishop Katherine. Your leadership and your witness are an inspiration to us all. Rector Martinsville, VA Veronica Hinkson says: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori October 28, 2015 at 10:52 am So, TEC “now resides (and has for quite some time) far left of center in every way imaginable (theologically, socially, politically, ideologically).” That seems about right; and it is also a pretty accurate description of Jesus’ ministry as well, don’t you think? That’s why the great majority of American Episcopalians support its ministries throughout the world no matter what some other provinces may say about us. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm Well done! Bishop Katherine, thank you so much for your excellent leadership. Trust the rest of your life and ministry will be as fruitful as they have always been. Life is not finding ourselves, but creating ourselves in the choices we make, a new life in Christ. Life is full of trade-offs, perhaps there is more exciting, awaits you and the Church whom you have called to serve.Rev. Aaron Paul CollinsChurch of the Good Shepherd October 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm It is of interest that much of what TEC has done over recent years is very much like what we arehearing from the Bishop of Rome in the past 2/3 years. Could it be that there is a return to theGood News/Gospel ? Could it be that we are willing to build “for the Kingdom” and not presumeto think & behave as tho’ the Kingdom is what we will build by ourselves. Care for the least, seek the lost, and help heal the wounded. Sounds like the Jesus agenda to me !! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME October 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm Thank you Bishop Katherine for all the many things you have done for our Church.You have shown great grace and resolve in the face of much opposition.Our beloved Episcopal Church is a much more inclusive and welcoming place than it was before you became PB. May God bless you in your retirement. (But I suspect you will continue to have a voice and a place in our Church for years to come) Submit an Event Listing October 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm Your comment is awaiting moderation.Well done! Bishop Katherine, thank you so much for your excellent leadership. Trust the rest of your life and ministry will be as fruitful as they have always been. Life is not finding ourselves, but creating ourselves in the choices we make, a new life in Christ. Life is full of trade-offs, perhaps there is more exciting mile-stones, awaits you and the Church whom you have called to serve.Rev. Aaron Paul CollinsChurch of the Good Shepherd Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Batkin says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 r h lewis (VTS 1963) says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img October 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm Thank you, Katharine, for leading us well as our Presiding Bishop. We are grateful to you for shepherding us through these difficult times. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, October 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm “We are no longer consumed by internal conflict over various social issues.”This statement clarifies for me just how out of touch she is, has been, and continues to be. While many have been beaten into submission or left the church, the internal conflict is far from over. General Convention may have spoken, but those few “decision makers” are just as out of touch as the PB and in no way reflect the mind of the wider church as a whole in any theological or moral way.Anyone who still refers to the Episcopal Church as the middle way is intellectually dishonest and lacks any true understanding of the definition of middle. This “middle” now resides (and has for quite some time) far left of center in every way imaginable (theologically, socially, politically, ideologically). Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rev. Aaron Paul Collins says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bruce Marshall says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm Well done good and faithful servant. We thank you for your years of leading our church and your presence as a Christian in this world. Your sister in Christ, Barbara+ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement in English and Spanish:The Episcopal Church has come a long way in the last 10 years. We are no longer consumed by internal conflict over various social issues. We are clearer about who we are – a multinational church, with congregations in 17 nations, worshipping in countless different languages, thriving in international, immigrant, and multicultural contexts everywhere, and discovering the abundant life that comes in turning outward to love the neighbors nearby and far away. We are far more conscious about our vocation as partners in the mission of God to reconcile and heal the world, particularly shaped by the Five Anglican Marks of Mission. We are holding our identity as Episcopal Christians a bit more confidently, even in the midst of our diversity. We are also more willing to hold that identity lightly and gracefully in engaging other Christians and people of other religious traditions, searching for what we dream of in common – shalom, the Reign of God, a more just and peaceful world, with abundant life for all creation.I am deeply grateful for what God has been up to in the midst of our journey together, and I look forward to seeing how this church of the middle way will continue to lead and partner as we travel the road home, into God’s fullest dream of abundant life for all. I thank the people of this Church and beyond for your prayers over the last nine years – especially in recognition that we do this work together, never alone. May God bless the next chapter of The Episcopal Church’s engagement in God’s mission, as we go together into Galilee!The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchEstoy profundamente agradecida por la manera en que Dios se ha manifestado en medio de nuestra trayectoria juntos dice la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts SchoriLa Iglesia Episcopal ha hecho un largo recorrido en los últimos 10 años. Ya no estamos consumidos por el conflicto interno sobre varios problemas sociales. Tenemos una idea más clara de quienes somos: una Iglesia multinacional, con congregaciones en 17 países, que celebra su culto en numerosas lenguas, que prospera en contextos internacionales, de inmigrantes y multiculturales en todas partes y que descubre la vida abundante a que se le da acceso volcándose hacia fuera para amar a nuestros semejantes, cercanos y distantes. Somos mucho más conscientes de nuestra vocación como asociados en la misión de Dios de reconciliar y restaurar el mundo, particularmente configurada por las Cinco Marcas Anglicanas de la Misión. Conservamos nuestra identidad como cristianos episcopales un poco más confiadamente, aun en medio de nuestra diversidad. También estamos más dispuestos a mantener esa identidad de un modo mesurado y amable al relacionarnos con otros cristianos y con personas de otras tradiciones religiosas, en busca de lo que soñamos en común: shalom, el Reino de Dios, un mundo más justo y pacífico, con vida abundante para toda la creación.Estoy profundamente agradecida por la manera en que Dios se ha manifestado en medio de nuestra trayectoria juntos, y espero ver como esta Iglesia de la vía media continúa liderando y asociándose mientras proseguimos en el camino a nuestra meta, la plenitud del sueño de Dios de vida abundante para todos. Les doy gracias a las personas de esta Iglesia y fuera de ella por sus oraciones a lo largo de los últimos nueve años —en particular en reconocimiento de que hacemos esta obra juntos, nunca solos. ¡Qué Dios bendiga al próximo capítulo del compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal en la misión de Dios, según marchamos juntos a Galilea!Rvdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia Episcopal Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Jon Spangler says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm And thank you for your inspiring words, your patience, your prophetic preaching and your gracious presence throughout these very difficult 9 years. My prayers go with you as you enter the next stage in your life’s journey. We are all looking forward to more inspiring books, thoughts and sermons! May you continue to bear much fruit in service of the Gospel. See you in Galilee! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC October 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm Thank you for the grace filled way you have lead our church, the dignity you have shown all of us. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Brian Cannaday+ says: Rev. Aaron Paul Collins says: Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Don McCleary says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA October 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm There are no more social issues tension because more than a million members have left maybe purged is a better. The Church is no longer catholic. I suspect it is unitarian in drag. Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Jefferts Schori: ‘I am deeply grateful for what God has been up to in the midst of our journey together’ Dr Jeff Ezell says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more