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Whatever your race, gender, sexual identity, affectional orientation, political bent, or past relationship with God and religion, you are welcome here. There's no need to check your brain or your questions at the door.
We are a parish in a hierarchical church using the Book of Common Prayer in traditional liturgical worship that believes the voice of God still speaks prophetically to people today.
How do we know what we know about ancient Israel? Most of us rely on the historical books of the Old Testament to tell us what the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah were like. However, archaeology provides other avenues to investigate the past. On June 7th, Danielle Fatkin will lead us through an investigation of the history of Second Kings and the Mesha Inscription -- the longest-known inscription from outside the Bible that relates to events discussed in the Bible. We will investigate both stories and consider the impact of their similarities and differences on our perception of the Old Testament. We will also talk about the impact of the discovery of the Mesha Inscription in the nineteenth on the growth of Biblical Archaeology and History. Bring your Bibles!
Danielle is a professor of History at Knox College. She's worked on several archaeological excavations in israel and Jordan since 1996, including the sites of Caesarea maritima and Ashkelon. Since 2004, she has been one of the co-directors of excavations at Dhiban, Jordan, the find-spot of the Mesha Inscription.
The Director of Networking for the Diocese of Chicago, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, was with us on January 18, 2015. We had a terrific meeting about outreach and the best ways to use our gifts. Photos on our Facebook page....
She has been rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York and Episcopal chaplain at Syracuse University since 2004, and in January 2012 become director of networking. Bishop Lee, who appointed her, wrote that he "serve[d] with Jennifer on the Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church, and have come to admire her keen listening, articulate questioning, and passion for creating a church for the next generations."
Jennifer was previously director of alumni and church relations at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, from which she holds an MDiv. She is also a graduate of Smith College and holds an MA from Cornell University in historic preservation planning. Jennifer, a triathlete, had a blog when she was in Syracuse called Cookin’ in the ‘Cuse. She was an editor at Edible Finger Lakes magazine and has been published in the anthology Bread, Body, Spirit. She and her husband, Harrison, have a young son and a miniature dachshund.
It was a memorable weekend with Bishop Jeffrey Lee and Deacon Barbara Sinclair. Nearly everyone turned out for a celebratory dinner at the Packinghouse on Saturday evening.
Our worship Sunday morning was truly memorable, and many people contributed to make it so. We are grateful to Bishop Lee and to Deacon Sinclair, to the Rev. Peggy Lee and Eucharist minister Kathleen Bashem, and to organist Gail Masinda, vocalist Becky Hixon, and accompanist Gareth Cordery.
Potluck was a time of sharing stories, expressing our hopes, learning about events in the rest of the diocese, and getting to know each other better.
“Christians are the body of baptized folk called into service to the dream of God, where the poor hear good news, the captives are set free, the sick are healed, all are fed, housed, clothed, and people live together in peace. All are free to bless God and each other in creative and productive relationship.”
-ECUSA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
We worship together at 9:00 a.m. and then head downstairs immediately following the service for coffee and conversation.
9:00 a.m. Worship Schedule
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Coffee Hour: Martha
Sunday, June 7, 2015 Morning Prayer w/Communion from Reserve Worship Leader: Kathleen
Chalice Bearer: Stacy/Martha
Coffee Hour and Dr. Danielle Fatkin presentation!: Ellenberg (beverages), Kelly (Walker graduation cake)
Sunday, June 14, 2015 Andrea Mysen visit regarding Total Ministry Review
Celebrant: Andrea Mysen
Chalice Bearer: Kathleen
Coffee Hour: POTLUCK (please bring a dish to pass)
Sunday, June 21, 2015 Father’s Day
Chalice Bearer: Stacy
Coffee Hour: Martha
Sunday, June 28, 2015 Vestry Meeting
Chalice Bearer: Kathleen
Coffee Hour: Ellenberg
We worship in the beautiful Congregational Church on the square in Galesburg. Please join us!