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15But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases.
14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee,
David Virtue in the United States and his Canadian equivalent David “Samizdat” are like a couple of sad lonely old men who simply cannot stop gossiping about their ex-wives.
Eleven years ago, I was invited by the church in which I spent most of my childhood to write about my memories of growing up in this faith community. At the time, my reflections were not considered appropriate for inclusion in the proposed publication and so my words remained buried in the depths of my computer.
Five more qualities I hope might characterize the church:
In preparation fro writing my 23rd Annual Report as Rector of St. Philip Church, I have been reflecting on the values to which I aspire for us as a church. Here, with a few additional reflections, is the second group of five values:
As I have been preparing to write my 23rd Annual Report as Rector of St. Philip Church, it has occurred to me that there are number of qualities, I hope might guide us as a community of faith.
This is what church is for: