Get your ego out of the way

“No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.” —Pope Francis

Pope Francis seemed to come out of nowhere and suddenly began speaking for the faith that so many hold onto in a time of religious struggle. His being elected is an act of God, for humility is the “road back” for Christianity and for all faiths.

If we seek to know God, we dare not play God, and too much religion has been so preoccupied. Dare we now, following Pope Francis’ example and leadership, defer to God?

Only in humility can we know the essence of all faith, of all relationship to God … love.

—Rev. Dave Else

Reminder: Church picnic July 12

A reminder: The church picnic will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at the home of Robert and Suzanne Jackson, 2900 “I” St., Liberty Borough, with a Holy Eucharist (Rite II) followed by lunch.

There will be no 8 a.m. H.E. service at the church.

All are welcome to attend!



New presiding bishop elected

Bishop_Curry_3_8x11_webThe Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, bishop of North Carolina, was today elected the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on the first ballot. He is the first African-American elected to head the Episcopal Church.

More details here.

“O God, the light of the faithful, and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Michael to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word and guide them by his example: Grant us, we pray thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in his footsteps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” —Collect for a Bishop, Book of Common Prayer, Church of England