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Giving Thanks … Being Thankful … Sarah Robinson … World AIDS
Day Service in Allentown … Martha Stewart is no Mother Theresa, but what if she were? … Prayer request from
Mother Pat MacMillan … Rich to the rescue … Katharine Jefferts Schori in NYTimes
Magazine … Lights, Camera… Faith, in four volumes: A, B, C and the Ten
Commandments … Diocesan Life.December … Churches that grow … Advent Lesson and
Carols … Sightings … Religious
observance may keep older people healthy … On Faith: A Conversation on Religion
with Jon Meacham and Sally Quinn … Energy Cost Reduction Workshop … Congregational
Resource Guide … Don't be so humble … What Does Someone Believe? … Thanks on
the Three’s … A new book by Anne Kitch: Taking
the Plunge: Baptism and Parenting … ABC and Pope to meet … Last call for
2006 Health Ministry Funds … Advent Quiet Day … Diocese of Bethlehem podcasts …
PB's letter to bishopo of San Joaquin … Parish Newsletters … Speaking of Faith: The Soul in Depression … Living spiritally in an arguing world … Strong grip, staying fit helps men live long … Groundwork III
[A note from Father Pat Malloy on the World AIDS Day Service at Grace, Allentown, on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm]
Grace Church, because of our
relationship with AIDS Outreach, is the permanent home of the Allentown World
AIDS Day service. It is a touching
event. We celebrate a Word service
(scripture, preaching), then read, in a formal and striking way, the names of
all who have died in the care of AIDS Outreach. Then we offer the Sacrament of the Sick to all
who wish it.
[A Thanksgiving column, requested by The Mornng Call, for publication on Saturday, November 18, 2006]
Near the southern end of the Northeast Extension of
the Pennsylvania Turnpike, when New Jersey by way of the Walt Whitman Bridge is
my destination, I listen to a Philadelphia radio station at 2, 12, 22, 32, 42
and 52 minutes after the hour. The station promotes this minute as “traffic on
It helps me decide whether the Schuylkill Expressway
or the Blue Route and I-95 North might be the better, or at least the less harrowing, waya to my destination.
My occasional “traffic on the two’s” practice has
suggested another practice I’ve devised to help with another journey.
I've uploaded the December edition of Diocesan Life below.
It probably won't be arriving in hard copy in the mail until the end of November or early December. Each page has been uploaded separately so you
can choose to download only the pages that may be of interest to you.
"Christians often misread St. Paul's admonition that nobody should
“think more highly of themselves than they ought” as meaning they ought not
think highly of themselves. This misreading is odd. Of all the characters in
the Christian scriptures, St. Paul most clearly had a high esteem for his own
gifts. What he asks of us is realism about ours." [Bishop Paul Marshall]
Download Bishop Paul's November column for secular newspapers below.
You’ve chosen the godparents, dressed the baby in yards of
white, and headed to church for the christening. Now what? What does the
sacrament of baptism mean in your child’s life – and yours? In Taking the
Plunge: Baptism and Parenting, a new book by Anne Kitch, canon for Christian formation at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem,
parents explore how the baptismal covenant helps to shape the experience of
raising children. What are you promising when you baptize your child? Why are
“please” and “thank you” theological words, not simply polite things to say?
Anne Kitch writes with a light touch and includes plenty of real-life stories.
More info below and at Morehouse Publishing
Conversation, questions, worship, Eucharist, and voices
emerging from people on the street – The day was filled with conversation,
questions, emerging worship, music and the stories of how an emerging church in
Seattle came to be and how it functions in its context: as a friend to the
world, as the light of Christ in the world, as a listening, ministering,
ancient-future community of the living Jesus in the world. Download Demery Bader-Saye's take on it below.