The Rev. Chris Yaw of St. David’s, Southfield explains how a time of reflection is needed for those celebrating and lamenting the outcome of the presidential election.
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ: Today I want to begin with words that are most often associated with a blessing marking an end of our time together and a sending forth. These are words taken from the 19th century Swiss poet Henri-Frédéric Amiel: “Life is short and we have too little time to… Read More Bishop Gibbs delivers annual convention address: ‘Life is short…be swift to love’
Every weekend in church at the celebration of the Eucharist, the list of prayer intentions includes plenty of names. Some you know, some you don’t. For several years, my wife was on the prayer list on dozens of churches throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. So here’s the story of my wife, Tiffani Schulte. Remember… Read More The Final Word: Take a moment to learn for whom the bell tolls
Every week when we celebrate the Eucharist, we say that we believe “the communion of saints.” I realize that something which is repeated week after week can sometimes slip by us as we recited without much reflection – that happens to me as well, even when leading the congregation in worship. But I would hope… Read More “What do we mean by the communion of saints?”
By the Rev. Steve Domienik When I was growing up, my parents sent me to several different summer camps that were all run by Roman Catholic male religious orders. I thought I was special because my five sisters never went to summer camp. It was years later that I found out the real reason for… Read More First-hand experience: Two thumbs up for participating in summer camp
I have never received such attentive service in a restaurant. And it made me profoundly sad. “It’s been pretty quiet,” said Robert, working as my server. “But I’ve learned a lot about everyone who’s been here. I just had a doctor from Grand Blanc, he was a very nice guy. We’ve had some really good… Read More The Final Word: Flint’s people, spirit reminder of why we must pay attention
November’s elections take place in a little more than a month (Tuesday, Nov. 8). That offers an opportunity to learn about resources available to all voters. We aren’t about to steer you to vote for or against any candidate; that’s up for you to decide. However, it’s critical all Episcopalians understand the importance of voting… Read More A time and a means for prayerful thought as Election Day approaches