Clericus To Be Rescheduled
The clericus (clergy gathering) scheduled for this Saturday, October 25, has been cancelled. Bishop Epps plans to reschedule the clericus for later in the year. A new date should be announced within the next few days.
It had been a long time—a very long time—since I had walked through the doors. Some things had been changed, added to, moved, or eliminated…but it was the same: familiar, warm, and comforting. I was back in my hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee and it was a Sunday. It was just before 11:00 a.m. and I found a seat about two of the way back and settled in. After 41 years, I was back in a pew at Mountain View United Methodist Church.
I had started going to the church youth group on a Sunday evening during the summer of 1966. read more…
FROM THE PRIMATE’S OFFICE
CEC Missions and Development Offerings
Each Year we have committed to raise funds to support our churches and people in Africa. We do this on All Saints Sunday, which is 2 Nov this year.
The Cathedral of Christ the King
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 5, 2014
Sermon Link: Our Approachable God
A few weeks ago, I retrieved the mail and discovered, among the bills and junk mail, a package. When I opened the package, I found that it contained a book. That’s not unusual as both my wife and I are voracious readers. However, I did not order this book which bore the title, “A Jarhead’s Journey.” The Urban Dictionary defines “jarhead” as, “A member of the United States Marine Corps. When used by civilians it could be considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines. The term originates from the ‘high and tight’ haircut that many Marines have, which makes their head look like a jar. It did NOT originate from their uniform or cover.” The author was Jim Lowe. I thought, “That name sounds familiar. Where do I know that name?”
Ever since the first Gulf War way back in 1991, the churches I have served have set aside a special day to honor our military veterans. Most of the time we set a time for a special observance on the 4th of July. A couple of times, the veterans were recognized on Memorial Day. Last year, we finally settled on the most appropriate day to honor these brave men and women—Veteran’s Day. Yet, there’s another group of heroic men and women who put their lives at risk day after day that we have not recognized every year.
Since September 11, 2001, the nation has come to appreciate the sacrifices and courage of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and others who serve society on the home front. read more…
I would almost be so bold to say that most Christians, at some point in their life, have begged the question, “Why doesn’t God just show Himself?”
No, I do not mean ‘show Himself’ in miracles, or small signs and symbols, I mean literally show Himself, like right in front of you, in some, if not all, of His glory. Years ago this really posed a problem for me, mentally, in my faith, because I am just a simple-minded person I suppose. To me, it was very simple…