Breathing Life in Fields of Death

The Reverend Sandy Webb has been called as the sixth rector of Church of the Holy Communion, announced today on Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian church. During his first sermon as rector, he looked forward, not just in the life of Holy Communion but also in the life of the city of Memphis: "This is Pentecost Sunday. It is the birthday of the universal Church, and the inauguration of a new chapter of our shared story. In my first sermon to you almost two years ago, I said that a... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Monday, May 25, 2015
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Photograph of a Churchman

by The Reverend Sandy Webb The photograph over my desk was that of a living legend. He served as a General Convention deputy longer than anyone else in memory – a veteran of 15 conventions by that point, with two more to go before he retired at age 95. Complex systems are hard to master, but this man was able to blend grace and force in a way that moved the Episcopal Church forward. He left the Church better than he found it. I was 19 years old when I sat at the desk under that... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Sunday, May 10, 2015
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Remain Faithful, Remain Hopeful

Baty Daniel, EYC member, gave the following reflection on Youth Sunday, April 12; this was excerpted in the May  Communicator. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. Amen. I’m sure everyone here has heard the expression, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We hear it almost every day. We most often say it when someone doesn’t believe what they are being told. These people are looking for proof in an uncertain world, but I think that’s an awfully... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Monday, May 4, 2015
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