Father Terry’s Blog

After Isaac

September 1, 2012

Isaac After the Storm (9/1/2012): You’d think we’d settle into a routine at about this time. The fact we might have but for that precious commodity electricity. One of the most memorable and impactful experiences that we have learned from Isaac’s wife Katrina is that during and particularly after the storm the degree to which […]

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Diana Meyers and Issac

August 30, 2012

Just got off the phone with Diana. They left our house this afternoon and went to New Wine Ministries on Airline where the parish was bringing all the people the evacuated from the back of our subdivision. When they got there they realized it was just a place for everyone to gather and the plan […]

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Isaac: Before the Storm

August 27, 2012

Many of us were born here. Most of us have been through hurricanes and tropical storms before. Some of us have survived and even thrived since hurricane Katrina hit our shores on August 29, 2005. The Saint’s have won a Super Bowl. The marshlands were flooded with oil. Tourism is at Pre Katrina heights and […]

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What does a community church look like? A Reflection from personal experience.

August 23, 2012

What does a community church look like? The term is often used for independent churches that do not claim a denominational identity. Often a “Community Church” expresses a certain style of worship, evangelical, congregational, and independent. What does an Episcopal Community Church look like? Interesting, I have never seen a church named “Episcopal Community Church.” […]

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New Ministries: A letter sent to the Vestry and Mission Directors

July 26, 2012

As a matter of advice and rejoicing I wanted you, the Vestry, and all Staff members to be aware of two new ministries that we will/are launching this Fall with training and organizing done in August. It has long been my hope to increase the prayerful outreach of St. Anna’s beyond Social Justice mandates found […]

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A Community within Communities: Children of da hood

July 25, 2012

The place was a-buzz black men and women dressed for the occasion; their brown, white, and Asian counter parts settling in. Children were running here and there in nervous anticipation waiting for THE moment. Amongst the hubbub one could see a blind man or woman walking with their long white red-tipped “seeing sticks.” In all, […]

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A Community within Communities: INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 3, 2012

1 Peter 2:13-25 God’s gonna trouble the waters… The noted passage in 1 Peter, a part of the Christian Bible, is a text that has been used to justify slavery, justify the Divine Right of Kings, and to generally authorize violence against any oppressed person. Yet in part it reads: “For it is God’s will […]

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A Community within Communities: Father’ Day

May 30, 2012

“Father, we love You We worship and adore You Glorify Thy Name in all the earth” (Composed by Donna Adkins 1976)   That is until he hits you and bashes you and rejects you! The Judeo-Christian image of God as Father is a very hard pill to swallow for some. For some, terrible childhood experiences […]

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A Community within Communities: EASTER!Bonnets,Bows,Bunnies,and Abundance!

March 23, 2012

Easter Carol by Christina Rosetti   Spring bursts to-day, For Christ is risen and all the earth’s at play. Flash forth, thou Sun, The rain is over and gone, its work is done. Winter is past, Sweet Spring is come at last, is come at last. Bud, Fig and Vine, Bud, Olive, fat with fruit […]

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A Community within Communities: A REMINDER OF MEASURED TIME!

February 17, 2012

LENT BY T.S. ELIOT Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,/Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood/ Teach us to care and not to care/Teach us to sit still/Even among these rocks,/Our peace in His will/ And even among these rocks/Sister, mother/And spirit of the river, spirit of the […]

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