The joy and gratitude I experienced last Sunday evening at the Hands Around the Mosque Prayer Service was overwhelming. In contrast to the joy I experienced on Sunday, I was saddened today as I learned that the Anglican Primates voted to temporarily suspend The Episcopal Church from the Anglican Communion for the next three years in response to the decision by our General Convention to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples. (Please click the 'read more' to read all of Rev. Terri's letter)
I hope each of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As I mentioned on Sunday, I am looking forward to discovering which new horizons, adventures, and possibilities that the Holy Spirit will reveal to us in the coming year as we seek to share Christ’s love with those around us. The Spirit is opening new doors; just last Sunday we received a generous donation of a baby grand piano for our worship space.