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  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

    The devastation delivered by this past weekend’s tornadoes, especially in our neighboring Kentucky, reminds us of how fragile are even those things we consider most stable: our homes and neighborhoods, our health and security, our faith and confidence in God. As a young priest, I served in Louisville a decade after the 1974 tornadoes that destroyed properties and lives. Even those years later, I had parishioners who continued to suffer the practical, emotional, and spiritual effects of that profoundly destabilizing experience.

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  • The Bishop's Episcopal Address

    I know well how relentless the challenges and stresses of the last year have been. As lay and clergy leaders alike, we are given the responsibility of making difficult decisions, and either way we go, some people are disappointed, many times angry. The mark of a healthy community, however, is not that we all agree with a particular decision, but that, whatever is decided, we agree to live with it with a generous and patient spirit. In all honesty, that does not always describe us. One lesson we continue to learn, perhaps, is that if we need a community where we get our way, the church is not it.

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