THE LIVING CHURCH • September 9, 2012
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Church structures that reflect the Baptismal Covenant.
Using the baptismal covenant this book examines what is involved in a partnership with God. This book will help to provide a firm foundation for a healthy, God-centered,Christian community.
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RACA (Recovered Alcoholic Clergy Association)RETREAT October 24 -26, 2012Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
RACA is hosting a retreat from Monday, October 24 at 4:00 PMuntil 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 26 at the Stratosphere Hotelin Las Vegas, Nevada (www.stratospherehotel.com).
Send $20.00 and your name and address to Fr. Henry A.,621 Mayflower Rd #204, Claremont CA 91711. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are responsible for making your own hotelreservations at the very reasonable cost of $35.00 per night which includesthe resort fee. Meals are taken either in the hotel or in nearby restaurants.The retreat is AA based under Fr. Henry’s leadership.
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‘Holding on to SomeTender, Small Tree’
Mother Harriet’s letters give brief glimpses into her reactions to dailyevents in the life of the Communityof St. Mary: sisters’ personalities, ill-nesses, work assignments and activ-ities all figure in these parts of her correspondence preserved by Mor-gan Dix in his 1896 memoir.
I know you are very weary and thingslook rather dark; but as a matter of fact things are not really dark. Godruleth over all, and if we feel trou-bled, is it not a want of faith on our part? Just think of our blessings: whatare our trials compared to our bless-ings? … I realize that the checks wereceive as a Community are blessingsin disguise. Sometimes it comes tome we are too worldly, do too muchto please people outside; so let usbelieve that when God speaks to us,as He has in the events of the pastsummer, that He longs to make us allmore entirely His own, that He wouldhave our very best. … I am writing you a long letter, and have still some-and lead retreats and assist with activ-ities at the Spiritual Life Center. A branch house of the Eastern Provinceopened in Malawi in 2002.The two most complete accountsof Mother Harriet’s life are MorganDix’s
Harriet Starr Cannon: First Mother Superior of the Sisterhoodof St. Mary
(1896) and Sister MaryHilary CSM’s
Ten Decades of Praise:The Story of the Community of Saint Mary during Its First Cen-tury
(1965). Both are available free,along with a wealth of other mate-rial about the early history of theCommunity of Saint Mary, at angli-canhistory.org/usa/csm.
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