Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 Diocesan Convention

The Monroe Convocation will host the 2014 convention of the Diocese of Western Louisiana this fall. Lets show off what we can do and make this a rousing good party! Everyone is needed to plan and execute. We're getting underway tomorrow.

Diocesan Convention Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 27, 6 p.m.
St. Alban's Episcopal
2816 Deborah Dr., Monroe

Friday, May 23, 2014

This Sunday is Rogation Sunday

Remember that this Sunday is Rogation Sunday... Hope we have folks from all our churches there!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jesus, the Way

A sermon at Christ Church, St. Joseph, La., 18 May 2014

My late husband and I were hunting buddies. After he died, I mostly quit hunting because, as I’m sure many of you know, it’s way more fun to hunt with a buddy.

But that’s not the story for this morning. The story for this morning is how we got lost, more specifically, how the one who was always certain she knew where we were, and which way to go, got turned around and got us completely lost because he trusted and followed her.

See, he was born and grew up in a city.., and he had a lousy sense of direction. You could never have told him, “Go east on I-20, then south on Highway 65 to reach St. Joseph,” because he never knew which way was east and which way south. Do I turn right or left, he would ask.

I, on the other hand, grew up in the country, and had and still have a good sense of direction. Tell me that St. Joseph is southeast of Monroe about an hour and a half’s drive, and I’ll immediately have a mental map of going east on I-20 a ways and then south on some state highway, the name of which I might need to look up.

Give me a map, I have often bragged, and I can get anywhere I want to go, and home again! It got a little harder when we moved to Louisiana, where everything this side of the Ouachita is flat and covered with palmettos and… to people from Pennsylvania, looks exactly alike, indeed, seems to have no distinguishing features to help you find your way.



Monday, May 19, 2014

It's shocking!

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world!

Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith Civic Academy


Tuesday, May 20
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church
600 South 16th Street

The purpose of a civic academy is to create awareness, share information and instigate dialogue.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

#Episcopal Social Media Sunday

Rogation Sunday in Oak Ridge

May 25, The Sixth Sunday of Easter, is also Rogation Sunday - It is a big day for Church of the Redeemer in Oak Ridge. I hope that each of our churches will send representatives to celebrate with the folks in Oak Ridge!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014

Happy Fourth Sunday of Easter and Mother's Day! Worship at one of our churches and give God thanks...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

People of the Way

At the Post-Easter Clergy Retreat, Bishop Jake asked the clergy to read this book. It is challenging, but I promise it will get you thinking in an new way about mission. Might be a good read for our group!