“The Christian religion” author Kathleen Norris has written, “asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances.”
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"In our churches, at this table, you and I gather week by week to practice this strange economy of God in which everyone and everything inevitably is healed. We are intentionally and gratefully wasteful here. By any measure the world has to offer, all this is a waste of time."
Episcopalians meeting today in Chicago and Peoria have voted to reunify their dioceses after 136 years of operating separately. Both conventions voted unanimously to approve an identical reunification resolution.
“This is a day that both dioceses have yearned for,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago, who will be bishop of the reunified diocese. “Now the people of Chicago and the people of Quincy will join together in witnessing to the power of the Risen Christ who overcomes all divisions.”
September 15: Block Party on the Plaza, St. James Commons
October 13-15: Clergy Conference, Techny Towers, Northbrook
November 22-23: 176th Diocesan Convention, Westin Lombard