The Trisagion - Autumn 2022 Edition - Issue 13

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THE TRISAGION

A JOINT NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCHES OF HUNTINGTON,WV

Cleanse the Thoughts of Our Hearts

THE REV. DEBORAH RANKIN

"Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:25

APrayer of Gratitude

Don’t you just hate passages like these that make discipleship a mountain to be climbed? I do. I would so like it to be easier than it is. Particularly right now when our Average Sunday Attendance has remained lower than B.P. (before pandemic), and we are preparing to start a new calendar year in a few months. I decided we needed a B.P. and a A.P. division of time because the monumental change that swept through our lives with the pandemic is still affecting us.

God, fill my heart with gratitude

Like a child, I cry for my wants, rather than my needs.

My sense of entitlement is immense.

Focus my mind on abundance rather than lack.

Keep me aware that I have all that I need and then some.

Like a hurricane the pandemic swept away anything not fortified, nailed down or well anchored. My Dad was always first on the scene, helping people return home after hurricanes in S. Texas. He got a photo of a movie theater in which nothing was left but the slab and chairs screwed into the concrete. Everything else was blown away. That’s how I’m feeling about the Church right now. On the one hand it’s easy to see exactly what needs to be done to rebuild. On the other, I wonder where we will find the strength to rebuild it.

We’re not just facing the loss of things; we’re facing a loss of heart. The latter is the stronger test of discipleship. Testing is not a new problem, the Bible has many testing stories. But this testing comes at a time when the influence of the mainline churches is at an ebb. We wonder if we should bother rebuilding. We need a better reason than the expressed need to return to B.P., the time before testing. Rebuilding asks more of us. It needs disciples.

therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions." Luke 14:33

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Around the Diocese

Bishop Klusmeyer to join the staff of Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced that the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, will succeed Bishop elect E. Mark Stevenson in the role of canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within The Episcopal Church, effective Oct. 17. Klusmeyer will retire on Oct. 13 as bishop of West Virginia, and Stevenson will transition to his new role as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia with a consecration date of Dec. 3.

In this role, Klusmeyer will, among other duties, support Curry’s ministry with pastoral assistance and strategic advising, including serving as liaison and representative to bishops within the church and overseeing preparations for gatherings of the House of Bishops. Klusmeyer will also work closely with Curry’s executive coordinator in the planning and execution of diocesan visitations and bishop consecrations and will work with the General Convention Office representing the presiding bishop in preparation for General Convention.

“I am thrilled that Bishop Mike has agreed to serve on my staff in this capacity,” Curry said. “Both in his diocesan ministry and in his role on the Council of Advice, he has proven himself a wise follower of Jesus, a judicious adviser, and a trusted colleague and friend. Bishop Mike’s vast experience and good humor will be deeply appreciated as we walk together as a church in Jesus’ Way of Love.”

Klusmeyer has been ordained more than 42 years and served as bishop of West Virginia for 21 years. During his tenure, Klusmeyer led the diocese in responding to severe regional flooding and in supporting people living with various forms of addiction through carrying Narcan in Episcopal parishes and sponsoring coaching and recovery programs. In 2002, Klusmeyer commissioned a committee to address racism and diversity, and the diocese continues its work to fulfill the vision of its “Seven Steps to Justice” pledge (found here: http://www.wvdiocese.org/pages/ pdfs/2021 LetterfromBishop May19.pdf) “I am thrilled and excited to work with Bishop Curry and the rest of the church staff for the coming time,” Klusmeyer said. “I expect this next chapter to be filled with fun, challenge, and joy, and I continue to rejoice in the witness and ministry of The Episcopal Church.”

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Jesus often makes a disconcerting statement to get our attention. That’s how I view the sentences from Luke that open this article. When it comes to discipleship, however, he doesn’t ease up. I don’t think he can because it requires our best effort of body, mind, and spirit. Discipleship pushes us to discover what matters most to us and to work to bring that into being day by day. Discipleship requires us to understand our priorities, to study and re examine them in the light of events and of God’s call to us.

Anything we hold onto is a possession, no matter how or where we grasp it. Our vision of how things ought to be is generally among our prized possessions. Jesus tells us to let go all our possessions. I’ve worked on this one statement for most of my life. The important thing is not to let go everything at once, but to let key possessions go when the time to let it go has come. I think of abandoning all I own, as St. Francis did, as an exercise that would prepare me for the daily work of a disciple. I’ve done it as needed in my life, proving my discipleship to myself. After all, I am the one who has to believe that discipleship is more important to me than loss. I do believe it.

I have always assumed the rationale for letting go our possessions was revealed in Jesus’s testing story. “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”Mt. 4:4. I used the quotation from Matthew because Luke only offered half of the quotation, “Man does not live by bread alone.”, which leaves the matter of how we are to respond to that proposition up in the air. A disciple allows God access to our priorities by taking God’s words to heart.

The First Commandment puts God in charge of priorities. Priorities have the remarkable ability to become gods, gods we can make more important than the priorities of the living God. Allowing God access to our priorities is not a random event for a disciple. It becomes a daily discipline that we exercise in prayer. As we do the daily work of seeking God’s leading after the pandemic, daily prayer seeking God’s leading for our rebuilding will be our most effective approach. Please join us in prayer that seeks God’s leading in this crucial time.

“Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.” BCP, pg. 355

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Convention of the Episcopal Diocese ofWest Virginia, November 18-

Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia

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Friday, November 18, 2022 (DoubleTree, Huntington)

10 4 Registration for Convention (DoubleTree)

1 2 Opening of 145th Diocesan Convention (Doubletree Ballroom)

Online viewing options available.

2 4 Hearings & Conversations (Ballroom/Breakouts) (Online option for viewing & questions)

Diocesan Budget/Resolutions/Constitutions and Canons; Peterkin Camp and Conference Center.

5 pm Walk or hotel transport to Trinity, Huntington

5:30 pm Evensong, Recognition and Investiture of the VIII Diocesan Bishop (Trinity, Huntington)

Livestreaming available.

7 pm Social Hour (DoubleTree)

7:30 9 Dinner & Appreciations (DoubleTree)

Saturday, November 19, 2022 (Trinity, Huntington)

8:30 11 Registration for Convention (Trinity, Huntington)

9 10:30 Holy Eucharist with Bishop’s Convention Address

Livestreaming available

10:30 11 Break

11 12:30 Convention Business (Sanctuary at Trinity)

Interactive online option for Delegates/Clergy.

12:30 1:30 Break for Catered Lunch (Trinity, Huntington)

1:30 3:30 Convention Business Continues (Sanctuary, Trinity)

Interactive online option for Delegates/Clergy.

Adjourn mid afternoon at the conclusion of business.

Directions

From I 64 East or West to DoubleTree Hotel:

From I 64 East or West, take Exit 11 (Hal Greer Blvd./ Downtown) and turn left onto 16th Street (WV 10 N) toward Hal Greer Blvd./Downtown/ Marshall Univ./ Civic Center. Continue on Hal Greer Blvd. (WV 10 N) through the underpass to 3rd Avenue (US Route 60) and turn left. Continue on 3rd Avenue for 0.6 miles and make a left into the DoubleTree's parking lot.

From I 64 East or West to Trinity Church, Huntington:

From I 64 East or West, take Exit 11 (Hal Greer Blvd./Downtown) and turn left onto 16th Street (WV 10 N) toward Hal Greer Blvd./Downtown/ Marshall Univ./Civic Center. Continue on Hal Greer Blvd. (WV 10 N) through the underpass and turn left onto 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, turn right onto 11th Street. The church parking lot is immediately before the church. You may also park at Fifth Avenue Baptist church at the east end of the same block.

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THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TOATTEND ALLCONVENTION WORSHIPSERVICES

Evensong, Recognition and Investiture of VIII Diocesan Bishop

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Convention Volunteers Needed!

As hosts for our 145th Diocesan Convention, we are asking for volunteers from Trinity, St. Peter’s and St. John’s to help the Diocese Staff and Planning Committee

this event a success!

You can volunteer in as many or as few areas as you’d like. We have volunteer opportunities for a few hours or for the entire weekend. Please let us know how you can help!

volunteer, simply type this link into your browser and choose how you would like to volunteer:

Volunteer Opportunities are listed on the back of this page. If you do not have access to a computer, simply use this sheet, choose where you will volunteer and send it to your Parish Office. Someone will be able to enter the information for you!

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You may volunteer in as many areas or times as you wish.

Registration Table Attendees and Runners to check in registrants and distribute information and nametags.

Work registration table Friday, 11/18 from 10 am to 4 pm (DoubleTree)

Work registration table Saturday, 11/19 from 8:30 am to 11 am (Trinity)

Registration “runner” Friday, 11/18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DoubleTree)

Registration “runner” Saturday, 11/19 from 8:30 am to 11 am (Trinity)

Childcare Attendants must be up to date on required training. Contact thannah@wvdiocese.org for info.

Volunteer as childcare attendant on Thursday, 11/17 during rehearsals from 5:30 pm to 8 pm (Trinity

Volunteer as childcare attendant on Friday, 11/18 Times to be determined. (DoubleTree)

Volunteer as childcare attendant on Saturday, 11/19 Times to be determined. (Trinity)

Setup will begin on Thursday, 11/17 (times to be announced). Volunteers may be needed on Friday should changes to the setup be necessary. Saturday volunteers will be needed to do last minute set up and setting out food.

Volunteer for dining room setup on Thurs., 11/17

Volunteer for dining room setup on Friday, 11/18

Volunteer for dining room setup on Saturday, 11/18

Volunteer for dining room cleanup on Saturday, 11/18

Hospitality Attendants will offer coffee, tea, drinks and snacks

Work hospitality room Friday, 11/18 from 1 pm to 5 pm (DoubleTree)

Work hospitality room Saturday, 11/19 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (Trinity)

Work hospitality room Saturday, 11/19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Trinity)

Catered boxed lunches will include a sandwich, cookie and bag of chips. Food Volunteers will bring a side dish, salad or desert for the luncheon on Saturday, 11/19. All food needs to be at Trinity by 11:00 a.m. on that date. Please include a listing of ingredients due to food allergies

I will bring a side dish

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I will bring a desert

I will bring a sugar free or gluten free desert

Luncheon Servers will hand out boxed lunches and perform general lunch service.

Volunteer to serve lunch on Saturday, 11/19 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Ushers NOTE: There will be a rehearsal for Ushers on Thursday, 11/17 (Time TBD)

Usher at Evensong at Trinity on Friday, 11/18

Usher for the Holy Eucharist at Trinity on Saturday, 11/19

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THE BIG FISHERMAN

NEWS FROM ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Let Salvation Roll!

For some of us home has always been a mixed blessing. When memory is kind and forgiving, we can select a few choice bits from the banquet of homecoming. My favorite is meal preparation. Mom and I were a well oiled holiday machine. My best memories of Mom were made in the kitchen. I peeled, chopped, minced and set everything up. She cooked. The aroma of roasting turkey still takes me home.

On my best days the hard feelings and bullying are left in the cupboard with the plastic ware, and I remember my enjoyment of being the oldest girl who knows the family traditions. The table is laid with china and silver, just so, the dinner plate a thumb’s breadth from the drop of a damask cloth. The meal is prepared so that all the hot dishes are hot, and we sit down with ready appetite to a nice meal.

I realized as I wrote the last paragraph that I have been repeating those simple pleasures every Sunday as a priest, continuing throughout the pandemic. The pleasure of being the oldest and knowing the traditions comes immediately to mind, honoring them by lifting them up and living them week by week. The simple repetition founds my week, gives a rhythm. In a time when routines have been wrecked, think about coming home.

I remember ruefully thinking when we moved to West Virginia from Houston, Texas that all the roads here were “country roads”. John Denver’s song always makes me smile when I remember that moment, and I wonder if I came here so that these roads could take me home. Church is like that for me. It is a road to a better place than I remember because Jesus has been out in the summer heat helping us with road repair.

My memory is just as patched with forgiveness as most of the country roads I drive every day. Yeah, the surface is a little bumpy, but the potholes are gone.

This Fall let those country roads take you home to the Church where you belong. If you notice some potholes on the way, we can help you with that. We’re heaven’s road crew.

SPECO Community Update

Local Organizations Blanket Cabell County with Naloxone: Meeting people where they are

Local businesses, churches and non profit organizations distributed Narcan throughout Cabell County during the Sept. 8 Save A Life Day event, also known as Free Naloxone Day. St. Peter’s Episcopal Community Outreach (SPECO), host of the Cabell County Save A Life Day even, said they distributed 1,331 Narcan Nasal Kits on the day of distribution.

Narcan, the name brand for the opioid overdose reversal drug (also known as naloxone), was distributed at 17 different sites across Cabell County; which included churches, recovery facilities, local businesses, the Cabell Huntington Health Depart

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UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

Each Sunday In person service and 8 and 10:30 a.m. with children/youth Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.

First Sundays Community Outreach: pack care bags in the undercroft after the service (Nov. 6th) Fourth Sundays Serve a free meal to the West End community from 12 1 (every 4th Sunday). This is a pre Boxed meal from a to go table outside. Need help with set up and clean up. Coming up October 23 and November 27 Sunday, Oct. 30 Observance of the Feast of All Souls. the 10:30 am Sunday Service we will remember all those who passed away this year from drug related causes.

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Convention Deadlines

9/19; Certification of Lay Delegates 10/4; Submission of Resolutions 10/19; Submission of Proposed Amendments to Constitution and Canons

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ment, EMS, Huntington QRT and Marshall University Collegiate Recovery.

The theme for the statewide event, “Meeting People Where They Are,” was inspired by SPECO, a local nonprofit organization in West Huntington. Jessie Maynard, SPECO Outreach Organizer, said that their organization leads a movement to take outreach services to individuals, rather than wait for individuals to come to them.

Our organization is constantly going on to the street and doing trainings and providing service and recourses. This year we wanted to incorporate that into our Save A Life Day and set up multiple sites to hit multiple demographics. In sum, we will get a larger portion of naloxone to people at risk of overdose by focusing distribution on high risk areas, incorporating outreach strategies and partnering with people who use drugs,” Maynard said. “Save A Life Day is such an important event, not only to get life saving Narcan into the hands of the community, but to help chip away at the stigma surrounding naloxone, people who use drugs and people in recovery.”

Save a Life Day is a pilot effort across all 55 counties in West Virginia and is being convened by West Virginia’s Office of Drug Control Policy. West Virginia lost an average of two citizens to fatal overdoses each day in 2021 down from over three lives lost a day on average in 2020 according to the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy.

Individuals trained during the event learned what drugs are considered opioids, how to recognize an overdose and how to properly administer Narcan. In 2021, EMS responded to over 1,000 suspected overdose emergencies, but efforts to put naloxone in the hands of the community has reduced the EMS workload and fatalities by nearly half according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

I feel like this is important because if you can help someone, then I feel like you should,” Madilyn Witt, a 19 year old criminal justice major from Marshall who received a Narcan Nasal Kit for the first time, said. “You don’t know who uses drugs. … Everyone is human, and everyone goes through certain issues, and we should not judge people for that. This stuff could save someone’s life.”

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THE TRINITARIAN

NEWS FROM TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Vesper Campus Ministry at Marshall University

Each Monday, six to seven Marshall students and I gather in the Campus Christian Center to pray compline and study our faith. When I joined the staff at Trinity Episcopal Church a bit over a year ago, I hoped and prayed that God would open doors for an Episcopal presence on Marshall’s campus so that we could share the gospel of Jesus Christ with a new generation. For most of the last year, two or three students and I would meet for prayer and teaching time, so the fruit we see of doubling in size is incredibly encouraging.

The students have been consistent and are hungry to learn more about our Christian faith lived in the way of love. For some students, Vespers provides the space for them to continue in the Anglican faith they’ve grown up in. For others, they grew up in other denominations and have come to the Episcopal Church because of our inclusive welcome, liturgy, and incorporation of reason and tradition alongside of the authority of scripture. For others still, they are exploring the Christian faith for the first time through our presence. I’m excited to see what God has instore for us as we work and pray together.

We all have roles to play in strengthening The Episcopal Church and reaching new people with the life giving and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ. One way is through campus ministry, and our efforts at Marshall. Pray for Vespers daily that God would guide us to reach new people and raise up new leaders for the church. Provide opportunities for children, youth, and young adults for faith formation and leadership in your local church. Connect with your graduating high school seniors and current college students. You could send them a card with a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or coffeeshop. You could also put them in touch with a campus ministry or area Episcopal church so that they pursuing their faith into the future. Jesus is at work in our world, including our college campuses, so let us go to meet him there.

Campus Ministry: Mentoring a Generation

From the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry

The Episcopal Church

A Rising Generation of Leaders

Campus ministry is one of the important ways the church keeps its baptismal promise to support persons in their life in Christ. We do this in partnership with youth leaders, camp directors, parishes and young adult ministries. Many leaders in the church have been involved with campus ministry and point to these ministries as pivotal moments in their faith development and religious commitment.

Campus ministry is an effective investment in the leadership, life and growth of the church and requires the financial and relational commitment of the parish and the diocesan community as a whole in order to be successful, healthy and sustainable.

A Necessary Community

College students are in a transitional place developmentally which calls for a creation of a peer community. In such groups, individual faith and religious commitments are challenged, explored and strengthened. Campus ministries serve as places of community which may center around shared meals, regular worship, pastoral care, community service, and other encounters with Episcopal ministries.

A Place for Mentoring & Spiritual Formation

Campus ministry is a lively place for mentoring the Christian formation of both seekers and those who grew up in our churches. In campus ministry students are recognized, challenged, supported, inspired and engaged in honest dialogue around their faith in order to foster their potential.

A Source of Imagination & Vision

Campus ministries provide a culture where students can imagine and explore new possibilities for ministry. In campus ministry we equip students with the tools of our tradition for facing the tough ethical, moral, religious, relational and ecological challenges of a complex world.

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THE ST. JOHN’S EAGLE

FROM ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Where everybody knows your name...

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name; and they’re always glad you came. You want to be where you can see our troubles are all the same, you want to be where everybody knows your name.” 1

You’ll find the invitation on our website and in several other places around our church: “Everybody needs a place to belong…make St. John’ s yours.” Each time I hear it I am reminded of the “Theme from Cheers.” We often hear people refer to their church as “my church home” or “my church family” and I think that phraseology has its basis in the history of the church and in the New Testament.

In the first century, the church met in homes. As people decided to follow Christ’s example they were accepted into a family not a program oriented organization. They ate together, prayed together, lived life together as a loving community, enjoyed getting to know each other and talking about the love of Christ in their lives and the world. It was a time of deep connections. Here’s how the Acts of the Apostles description of the first century church.

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all.

Along the way, the church moved into buildings designed for gathering in worship and began to look and feel more like an organized public meeting and maybe more focus was turned to the organization, rather than the people. I’m not advocating that we return our churches to homes, but what I am saying is that the needs of the people and creating a safe, life giving, strength restoring place for those who are worn out by the world to connect with God should remain a priority.

Someone recently told me, “The minute I walked into this church it just felt like home.” Our churches should be that place where we can experience God and the love of God’s people the minute we walk in the door. We want the love of God to be tangible and alive in our

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another.

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A priest went to visit a parishioner who had been absent for some time. When he arrived, he found the man sitting by a fire of glowing coals.

The man fully expected his priest to rebuke him for his tardy attendance at services. But, instead, the priest drew up a chair and peered into the fire with the man.

With tongs, the priest reached into the fire and took one of the red hot glowing coals and placed in by itself out on the hearth. In no time at all, the coal began to lose its glow and in a few minutes it was cold and black.

The man looked up into the face of his priest, who hadn’t said a word. The man said, “I’ll be there next Sunday. “

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worship spaces. But how do we do that?

One thing we can do is to take a cue from the way marginalized populations support each other (e.g., the homeless, LGBTQA+ people and racial minorities, to name a few) about how our church “families” should function. Church is supposed to be a community of healing and a community where you can be authentically who you were meant to be. The church should be a gathering of people who are able to bear each other’s burdens and hurt together, but also rejoice together, hold each other up and “continue in the Apostles teachings, the breaking of the bread and prayers.”

The theme goes on… ”and they’re always glad you came.” Can we say we are glad to receive the scruffily dressed, the troubled neighbor or someone who doesn’t fit our norm? Can we say with confidence that all who come through our doors are not just tolerated, but have a vital role to play in our “family?”

As the song goes on to say, “We want to be where you can see our troubles are all the same.” Being an active part of a church family also means giving and receiving support. King Solomon put it this way: “Two are better than one, because…If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” (Ecclesiastes. 4:9 10)

In one of my favorite cartoons, Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbs fame) gets dressed in his special clothes for school. He goes to school. He sits on some bubble gum, gets beat up by a bully, fails a test and gets rained on walking home. At bedtime he says, “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”

I know how he feels! We all have days like that. We all have burdens to bear and bad days to endure and, some days, even wearing your lucky underpants won’t help. But having a church family that cares about you and is willing to lift you up whenever you fall down? THAT will help.

A generation or two after “Cheers,” Linkin Park sang “I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real; I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along; Somewhere I belong.” 2 in their hit song, “Somewhere I belong.”

You know, when all is said and done, we are all still people who need a place to belong...and we need each other. We are still learning to follow the example of Jesus. We are still learning to be more accepting and loving people; and there’s STILL plenty of room for improvement.

Providing a place to belong is a “love thing.” According to Jesus, love is commanded, not suggested. “ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34 35)

As Episcopalians, we believe in the loving, liberating, and life giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe the teachings of Jesus Christ who commanded us to love one another, and we strive to follow his example of inclusive love and acceptance. And we believe that God loves ALL of us no exceptions.

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In our Episcopal churches, YOU belong. YOU will fit right in adults, children, families, widows and widowers, retired folks, partners, those in transition, empty nesters, divorced, single parents, reluctant teens, blue jeans, flip flops, shorts, sport coats and wiggly children are ALL welcome here.

from Cheers”; Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo

I belong”; Hahn / Delson / Farrell / Shinoda / Bourdon / Bennington

Every year about this time

St. John’s and Trinity begin planning to ensure the children of Marcum Terrace have gifts under their trees. Here’s how the program works:

We’ll get a list of children that will include what they want and what they need.

You will shop (spending $60 or more if you wish)

You wrap and tag the gifts and drop them at St. John’ s

Gifts will be needed by about 12/20.

Watch for more detailed info from your Parish Office coming soon.

We hope you will find it in your heart (and budget) to help!

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