Bishop Hagiya’s Briefing (11/30/2020)

4 Rejoice[c] in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.[d] 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard...

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September 15, 2020

Dear CEC Community, I want to talk about our future. But first, a story. Last Monday – Labor Day – I had just sat down to make a few notes before transitioning out of vacation mode. I was still damp from the Calapooia river and was sitting on the deck...

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Welcoming

July 1, 2020  “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me [Jesus said], and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the One who sent me.”  (Mt. 10:40) Last Sunday the joke was from “Pickles” in the VC Star…it was a grampa and grandson… the grampa says, “Nelson, show me that hole in your sock”…and he...

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Rosh haShanah

From a CLUE notice about Rosh haShanah [which 10 holy days later leads to] Yom Kippur…   This year, Rosh haShanah began on September 18th, at sundown.  Yom Kippur is on the 27th.   I’ll [Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels] leave you selections from a beautiful reading about Rosh haShanah and the High...

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Another World is Possible by Rev. Ashley Horan

Rev. Ashley Horan,  Another world is possible. We say it, again and again, even when the proof lies somewhere beyond the horizon, beyond our reach, beyond our imagination. This is our faith: Another world is possible. Not somewhere else— another world, another lifetime—but here, and now, for us and for...

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“Keeping the Faith” While We Are Separated

From Pastor Bethany: Here are some ideas of how we can “Keep the Faith” while we are separated from one another. Pray. Take the prayer list and pray for five or ten of those listed before each meal.   Pray the five-finger prayer: Thumb: those closest to you, Index: for neighbors,...

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A Mothers’s Prayer (Matthew 15:10-28)

The opening story is about a boy who has been doing remote schooling and he gets to go back to Real school. He’s been a lackadaisical student prior to Covid; he stared out the window and often didn’t hear the teacher when questions were raised. Since Covid and remote learning...

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“Walking on Water”

“And early in the morning, he came walking toward them on the sea.  (Mt. 14:25; within Mt. 14:22-33) The joke is about a brand new preacher whom the folks in the country parish don’t much like.  He’s young and sure of himself, from the city and fresh out of seminary. ...

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