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40 As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to Jesus;
The first two weeks in October are big weeks in my journey of ordained ministry.
Dear Craig and Mark,
At the recent Diocese of BC Clergy Conference Janet Marshall spent some time describing the current realities in which churches must now do ministry. She suggested that we need to realize that we are coming to the end of the time when “duty” could be used as an effective motivator for church involvement.
As clergy recover from the rigours of Easter and all the planning and organizing leading up to Holy Week observances, it is a good time for us to take an honest look at our work habits. It is often not a pretty picture.
There are 60 of us. We are mostly deacons or priests in ministry in the Anglican church in the Diocese of British Columbia.
Often, while preaching, I find myself wishing it was possible to make my words sound more in public the way they sound in my heart.
Life always involves transitions; some feel bigger than others.
I do not know James Matichuk. But in a world made so small by Facebook, strangers often stumble upon each other even across great distance and with no direct contact.
I am not a fan of whining, particularly when it comes from clergy.