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Inviting, Welcoming, and Connecting: Two Churches in the United Kingdom

  By Lola Michael Russell. On a recent Sunday in England, I worshipped at All Saints Church, Margaret Street, in the heart of London. I had been invited to and welcomed at All Saints previously, and I felt a connection through family. During conversation with the vicar, the Rev. Alan Moses, I mentioned the focus
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Growing the Kingdom

  By Michael Redmond. “ … in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Pet. 3:15–16). In his sermon during diocesan convention in January, the Rt.
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People of the First Light: Refugees Feasting in Fellowship

  By the Rev. James M. Bimbi. In the fall of 1620, a group of refugees called Pilgrims set sail from England on a journey to North America. Some were fleeing political and religious persecution, and others were looking for economic opportunities in a new land. The trip across the Atlantic Ocean was dangerous as
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The Hospitality of Our Baptismal Covenant

by the Rev. Deacon Paula Waite 2nd Annual Evangelism Event, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown, Delaware This past June, I had the privilege of attending the Association of Episcopal Deacons Triennial Conference with the Very Rev. Pat Malcolm and the Rev. Cecily Sawyer. The highlight of this
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Missionary Witness and Action in the Episcopal Church in Delaware

by the Rev. Canon Mark Harris Note: This article is written using results of an informal survey. Please forgive the writer if notable work by your parish is missing or under-reported. The real work of mission and outreach is often done without fanfare or even notice. The writer believes that is in some ways as
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Preserving our Heritage: Delaware and the Washington National Cathedral

by Lola Michael Russell Delaware was among the first dioceses to establish a local chapter in support of the powerful witness and loving ministry of the Washington National Cathedral. I am proud of our chapter and its faithfulness. Our commitment to the Cathedral remains strong and enthusiastic as ever, and I encourage all Dalawareans to
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Witnessing a Journey: My time with an asylum seeker

by the Rev. Charles Lane Cowen The young man’s father was from one people in Eritrea, and his mother was from an enemy people and country. If his father went to his mother’s country, the military leaders would kill him. If his mother went to his father’s country, they would kill her. As their son,
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Changing the Future One Student at a Time

  by Lola Michael Russell How a small church and a small high school in a small town are changing the future! “You guys are the reason all of us are going to college!” Trevor Holmes, Seaford High School senior In 2016, when Terry Carson, then principal of Seaford High School, asked St. Luke’s Church
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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin: Mission and Ministry

    by the Rev. Ruth Beresford and the Rev. David Beresford The old priest Zechariah and his equally venerable wife Elizabeth were getting on in years. They had no children but lived together as faithful servants of God, living righteous lives in the countryside not far from Jerusalem. One day in the temple, the
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