Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bishop's Pastoral Visit

Bishop Wolf came to St. Paul's on Sunday February 3rd to preach at our 10 AM Eucharist and to spend time with parish members before and after the service. Her sermon centered on Matthew 17:1-9, the transfiguration narrative. A key theme of her message was that God bids us to "come as we are" with no preconditions but also that after we come and enter into a relationship we can expect the relationship to bring change. God is a transforming force and we can expect that to be uncomfortable for us at times but lead to our ultimate benefit.

Before and after the service an open discussion was held with the "floor open to any and all questions". A meaningful exchange occurred and we were challenged to participate in the upcoming Convocation dinner and workshop February 29 and March 1st.

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