By Kirk Petersen The Episcopal Church has the kind of problem you like to have: a huge budget surplus. At its four-day meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, the Executive Council learned that the church expects to end the year, and thus the 2019-2021 triennium, with a surplus of just under $16 million. The problem is the optics. More than 80 percent of the church's revenue … [Read more...] about What to Do With a Multi-Million Dollar Surplus?
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By Kirk Petersen Executive Council members heard a sobering assessment of the chaotic situation in Haiti, home to one of the largest dioceses in the Episcopal Church. "The church is functioning in a civil society that many characterize as a failed state," said the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, who oversees the church's relationship with the Caribbean nation. Director of Government … [Read more...] about Grim Tidings from Haiti, Described as a ‘Failed State’
Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles By Ed Little A Reading from Nehemiah 1:1-11 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah. In the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capital, 2 one of my brothers, Hanani, came with certain men from Judah; and I asked them about the Jews that survived, those who had escaped the captivity, and about Jerusalem. … [Read more...] about Start with Prayer