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Some Doubted: Chrism Mass Sermon by the Rev. Canon Anne Kitch

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…

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People as Problem-Solvers, Not Projects: Michele Causton’s Ministry in Stroudsburg

When Michele Causton, a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsburg, became worn down by having to repeatedly turn away people in need, she decided to do something about it. “Although I’m a member of Christ Episcopal Church, I work at St. John’s Lutheran Church on the main street in town,” says Causton. “Because of the…

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Knisely to Keynote Conference on Social Media, Evangelism

Participants in the May 20 conference on social media and evangelism at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity will get a sneak peek at a new church-wide curriculum currently under development by a task force appointed by General Convention. The conference, which begins at 9:30 a. m., will be led by Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely of…

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Join us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers

Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers are taking place at the following parishes in the Diocese of Bethlehem on Tuesday, February 28. Join us! Church of the Mediator in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults: $4.00, Children, $2.00 St. Andrew’s in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (in the parish hall) Adults, $8.00, Children under 12…

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All you need

Maggie Niles Grace Church, Honesdale There is a lot to learn about pilgrimages! Here in the Diocese of Bethlehem we have spent the summer reading, praying and thinking about pilgrimage. It turns out to be much more complex that I knew. I should have thought more about all those folks in the Old Testament who…

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Perpetual Pilgrim

Heather Boggs Christ Church, Reading When I sat down to write about my reflections on Pilgrimage, I started by searching for a quote from scripture or elsewhere that would reflect my feelings. One that particularly struck me comes from a Polish born American Rabbi, Abraham Joshua Heschel. He said. “Faith is not the clinging to…

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Living the Faith

The Rev. Donald Schaible St. Anne’s, Trexlertown The Annual fall youth retreat, Connect 2, will be held at Kirby House on November 11-13. They should sell tickets. The tickets would not be for the youth staff, the retreatants, or adult staff. The tickets would be for those who would like an excellent opportunity to see…

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It is Well With My Soul

Virginia Knapp St. Margaret’s, Emmaus When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. It is well with my soul, It is well, it is well with my soul. My Pilgrimage/Spiritual Journey…

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Safe Arrival

Linda Rogers Church of the Epiphany, Clarks Summit Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. Psalm 61:1 We loved seeing our Ugandan friends as we arrived safely in Entebbe despite the 24 hour delay! After sleeping less than 3 hours on hard airport gate chairs, a shower and soft bed at a local…

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Starting out

Linda Rogers Church of the Epiphany, Clarks Summit A little more than 20 years ago I was asked in a job interview what had brought me to that moment. I began my answer, “I’ve been on a journey…” As I look back on my life, I think I’ve been on a journey/pilgrimage with many legs…

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