January 4, 2005

January, 2005

Dear friends in Christ:

Mission takes money! That is not news to you, of course. Mission definitely requires a lot of prayer, patience, and perseverance. It requires people who seek always to be in right relationship with God and each other...

April 26, 2004

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, announced April 26 the appointment of the Very Rev. James B. Lemler as Director of Mission, expressing confidence that the right person had been found for the position. “I am delighted and pleased that Dean Lemler...

January 15, 2004

Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13 Luke 9:28-36

The major lectionary theme of the last Sunday of the Epiphany season is the Christological mystery of the Transfiguration. While the connection to World Mission Sunday may not seem obvious, in...

January 9, 2004

Scripture for the Journey World Mission Sunday 2004

Transformation is the theme of World Mission Sunday this year. Transformation is a key word in the vision of the Standing Commission on World Mission, presented to the General Convention last summer and published as Companions...

January 8, 2004

Enero, 2004

Amigos y amigas en Cristo:

Con saludos y agradecimiento, les envío el nuevo material para la celebración del Día de Misión Mundial. Como sabemos, el último domingo después de Epifanía se ha señalado por resolución de la Convención General para enfocar...

January 8, 2004

Transformation—as the venerable Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hahn explains—involves infusing known patterns and ways of thinking with new insight, awareness and mindfulness. Transformation, he asserts, does not necessarily involve abandoning old structures, traditions or habits, but rather...

January 8, 2004

January, 2004

Dear friends in Christ:

With delight and thanksgiving, we send you the newest poster in our World Mission Sunday series. As you know, the last Sunday after the Epiphany is designated by General Convention resolution for a special focus on the global...

January 5, 2004

Estimados amigos y amigas en Cristo:

¡La misión cuesta dinero! Por supuesto, esto no es noticia para usted. Definitivamente, la misión requiere de muchas oraciones, paciencia y perseverancia. Requiere de personas que siempre buscan estar en buena relación con Dios y con los demás....

August 7, 2003

Though affirming a gay bishop for the church and discussing rites to bless same-sex relationships gained international attention, the 74th General Convention dug deeper to lay groundwork of a rejuvenated church proclaiming Jesus as Lord in the 21st-century world.

“We are fostering a...

February 5, 2003

February 5, 2003

Dear friends in Christ:

“Reconciliation” is the theme for World Mission Sunday this year, which the Episcopal Church will observe on March 2. Our House of Bishops has been focusing on the topic of “Waging Reconciliation” ever since September 2001, and “...