When the wolf shows up, to eat and maraud and terrorize the sheep, what does the hired hand do? The hired hand gets the heck out of town. By contrast, Jesus says that the good shepherd fights on behalf of the sheep, even at the cost, if necessary, of his own life. The good shepherd lays down his life.Read more...
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, one of the 87 congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, faced criticism this week over the postponement of the baptism of the adopted child of two married gay parents. Learning of the incident on Sunday, Bishop Gregory Brewer immediately reached out to the parents, and scheduled a meeting with them for Thursday, May 7.
Dear Fellow Central Florida Lay Leaders,Bishop Gregory Brewer has called on the Diocese of Central Florida to raise up the best in clergy and lay leadership. YOUR COMMITMENT IS VITAL TO THIS CAUSE.REGISTER NOW FOR THE BISHOP'S CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND WORKMay 29 - 30 at Canterbury Retreat, Oviedo FL
The Bishop’s Conference on Faith & WorkConnecting Your Work to God’s WorkMay 29 – 30, 2015Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center 1601 Alafaya Trail (SR434)Oviedo, FL 32765 407-365-5571 www.canterburyretreat.org
Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Central FloridaA growing community of 33,000 members at 87 congregations in the 15-county heart of Florida. Led by Bishop Gregory O. Brewer. www.cfdiocese.org
From Holy Women, Holy Men:
Attached is the latest issue of the São Paulo Mercy Mission Newsletter. Fr. Stephen Dass, missionary from our diocese, along with his wife, Mary, share stories and invite your prayers and your financial support for this missionary outreach of our diocese. Please share this letter with your congregation, friends and associates.March 15, 2015 is designated "Foreign Missions Sunday"
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2015 ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION:
The Forty- Sixth Annual Convention of the Diocese of Central Florida was held Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015, at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 130 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
We are Christians committed to loving God and our neighbor, and we work to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ in our community and the world. We are part of the U.S. Episcopal Church.
* Pray and ask God for His leadership and His missionary strategy.
* Strengthen our relationships with one another, becoming even more deeply a diocesan family.
* Raise up new clergy and lay leaders, wisely using our God-given resources, including time and money.
* Address the missionary challenge that is before us in our neighborhoods.
* Take our place within the councils of the Episcopal Church.
Contact the Diocese:
1017 E. Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32801
Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida1017 E. Robinson St.Orlando, FL 32801(407) 423-3567
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