An Easter Message from the Bishop

An Easter Message from the Bishop

Dear Friends in Christ:

We have recently prayed that God might help us to “enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby you have given us life and immortality;” and so we entered Holy Week. Through the Church’s traditional liturgies, we are helped to enter more fully into the Paschal Mystery, and to embrace the reality that Christ is risen. We again come to know how, in the power of the Resurrection, God is at work in our lives and in our world to restore His image in us, and to make all things new.

We are called to participate with God in that work of transformation. As an aid to that partnership, I encourage you to make this Eastertide a time to continue (or begin, or begin again!) the daily discipline of this year’s Bible Challenge. I also encourage you to join me in a special reading for the Season. I have chosen Dwight Zscheile’s The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age as our book for Easter/Pentecost. I believe that it will make for very interesting and timely conversations, and help us with the on-going work of discerning God’s call to us.

That call is forever rooted in the central truth of our faith, and of our life together as the people of God: Christ is risen!

May the grace and peace of Christ be with you this Easter.

+Barry


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