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Update from Jerusalem Princess Basma Center (JPBC)

Update from Jerusalem Princess Basma Center (JPBC) This week we received the Fall 2021 newsletter from the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ). One article was about a boy named Ahmad, who was born with a rare genetic syndrome, was granted permission to travel from his home in Gaza to receive evaluation …

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A Note from Fr. Galen

Disciples of Good Shepherd, Thank you to everyone who made Sunday Fun Day a Success! Christian Formation Members hosted a wonderful End of Summer Sunday party on Sunday after the 10:15 service. The hotdogs, chips, beverages, were delicious. Lakeside Nature Center animals were interesting, diverse, and fun. We had sack races, an egg throw, and …

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A Note from Fr. Galen

Dearest Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Jesus, Sunday, we heard these words from the Apostle Paul to the small churches in Rome (8:22-27). We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan …

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A Note from Fr. Galen

Dearest Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Jesus, God’s testimony brings life. We know that if something does not lead to life and flourishing, then it is not the testimony of God. This fact is written in Sunday’s Epistle from 1 John, “If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this …

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EUC STATEMENT AGAINST VIOLENCE

The Episcopal Urban Caucus, in its commitment to equality, inclusion and peace in our urban areas, decries and denounces the ongoing violence that persists in our cities. We especially oppose the systemic abuse of power against our Black and Brown brothers and sisters during this time of racial reckoning in America. We condemn the unchecked state sanctioned misconduct by officials …

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