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After the Pandemic

  by the Rev. Canon Mark Harris This essay is an invitation to larger conversation and not intended to explain the views of the Episcopal Church in Delaware. The Rev. Canon Mark Harris is a priest of the Episcopal Church in Delaware. “The Church is open, even when the church is closed.” We in the
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Love and Sunday School in the Time of Pandemic

  by Anne Harra “It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.” (Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Despite the plethora of graduate course offerings for students at St. Joseph’s University
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Faith Journey

  by the Rev. Ann Urinoski “Do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt As a millennial priest, I sometimes feel as if I am expected to know the secret formula to welcoming prospective millennial members and their families. I was baptized as an infant, so I cannot remember the first several dozen
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Quarantine from the Eyes of a College Senior

  by Michael Collura “… these are confusing times. I was hoping to hit the ground running after this semester, but my game plan has been turned upside down.” It is currently 9 o’clock on Friday night, May 15th, 2020. I am a student at the University of Delaware, majoring in biology with a minor
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Creation, Incarnation, and Art Evangelism

  by Caroline Coolidge Brown So Kevin’s not the only one in this family talking about evangelism in church. It’s a running joke among my family and friends that if two or more are gathered in Christ’s name, Caroline will bring an art project. One friend was kind enough to name me The Art Evangelist,
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Faith Communities in a Time of Climate Change

  by Lisa Locke and the Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick So ponder a spider … she spins an intricate web five times stronger than steel, infinitely renewable, while consuming little energy and producing no damaging wastes. She is attuned to her surroundings. She is using her resources wisely. She takes. She gives. She is part
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Prayerful Meditation — ‘do nothing’

  by Michael Redmond Lent is traditionally the church’s high penitential season, during which we take stock of our spiritual inventory and assess what we may need to re-supply, relinquish, or make room for. We all know the traditional observances — giving up something we enjoy; devoting more time to worship, scripture, and prayer; giving
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La Esperanza Pasa: Hope Happens in a Georgetown Church Basement

  by Lee Ann Walling We wondered if anyone would show up last January for the first English as a Second Language (ESL) class targeting stay-at-home moms. That morning, we tested and registered 12 Latina women and one Pakistani man, filling up the class. Two days later, eight more showed up and were placed on
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Featured Churches at the 235th Annual Convention

  Compiled by Lola Michael Russell from material provided by Dawn Martinez, St. James, Newport; Dick Carter and Roberta Collins, St. Mark’s, Millsboro; and Michael Redmond, Trinity Parish The three churches to be featured at our convention were founded at different times in the state’s history and include the oldest church building in the country
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