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08AugA charge by Bishop Greg Brewer to one being ordained to the priesthood

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A charge by Bishop Greg Brewer to one being ordained to the priesthood
The Rev. Jerry De Jesus, July 20, 2014, Orlando
 
It is appropriate, before the ordination takes place, for the bishop to give the ordinand a charge. Jerry, I'm prepared. You've set a very high standard for yourself with the choosing of these lessons, to be one who responds to the call of God's compassion, reach out to the lost, to the lonely and the broken, and in so doing be willing to receive from God the kind of compassion that breaks your heart.

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08AugVIDEO: Bishop Brewer's Homily: The High-Wire Act

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Bishop Brewer's homily, August 7, 2014, at the Diocese of Central Florida
 
Matthew 16:13-19 – Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked.

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03AugVIDEO: Bishop Gregory Brewer Sermon Aug. 3 2014

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Bishop Greg preaches at Christ Episcopal Church, Fort Meade Fla.
 
"Jacob at the Jab'bok: what if you find God is fighting against you and your plans?" 
 
Genesis 32: 22 - 31: The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jab'bok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

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28JulDiocesan office reorganization goal: Active Mission

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For any organization, stamping out brush fires is necessary at times, but as a standard business model, the practice is not conducive to long-range planning and implementation of overall vision and mission.
 
That was the conclusion of management consultant Peter Giersch, whom the Diocese of Central Florida contracted in June and July for a makeover of the diocesan staff, its function and configuration.
 
Giersch specializes in helping nonprofits move their focus from maintenance to mission.

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28JulVIDEO: Bishop Brewer installs Fr. Luis de la Cruz as an Episcopal priest

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There was a special service at 4 p.m.July 27 in the Sanctuary at St. John's Episcopal Church, Kissimmee. Bishop Brewer installed Fr. Luis de la Cruz as an Episcopal priest.
 
Bishop Brewer also blessed Michelle Roach as she begins her studies in Virginia. A dinner reception followed at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
 
 

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