Calling all Mid-South Deacons, Priests, and Bishops! The Fall Gathering of Clergy is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 starting at 11:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. The gathering will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King located at 4881 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg, GA 30277. Clerics to be worn. All clergy are expected to be in attendance. For more information, contact the Cathedral at 770-252-2428.
There’s something about the opening game of high school football season. There’s a “feel” in the air that announces that all is ready for gridiron combat. I played a total of eight seasons of football, counting junior high, high school, and military ball. I saw my first high school football game when, in the 7th grade in 1964, my dad took me to see Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett defeat Jellico High School 89-0 on their way to a 9-0-1 season and the 1964 Tennessee State Football Championship.
All of us will probably need elder care information either for ourselves or a loved one at sometime in our lives. The Division of Diocesan Ministry Development will be hosting a Elder Care Workshop, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Cathedral of Christ the King Family Life Center to provide vital information regarding elder care. A wonderful slate of professionals will be available to discuss major aspects of caring for the elderly.
The Cathedral of Christ the King
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 7, 2014
Sermon Link: When Sinned Against
According to author and pastor James Emery White in his article, “Why New Churches Fail,” 40% of new church plants will fail before the end of their first year. Within five years, 80% will fail. Of the 20% that make it past the first five years, 80% of those will not survive past 10 years. Apparently, a church, especially in its early years, is a very fragile thing. I have noticed, in the 31 years that I have lived in Georgia’s Fayette and Coweta counties, there have been many churches that have started only to disappear in a short period of time.
DEAR FATHER PAUL: I watched with sorrow, and more than a little anger, as Islamist radicals, under the banner of a murderous group called ISIS, beheaded an innocent American journalist named James Foley in Iraq two weeks ago, because “Allah (their god) had instructed them to do so.” Aside from the question of whether God is named Allah of Jehovah, why do you think people (deep down) commit such atrocities? And, perhaps more importantly, what does God think about such acts? Leslie
DEAR LESLIE: Let me answer your second question first. What does God think about such ghastly, murderous acts as you mention that are becoming increasingly common on a world-wide scale, especially by Islamist and other terrorists.