The Episco-Bulletin

from St Anselms Chapel Center @ USF

Counting the Cost

Pentecost 16 (Luke 14:25-33) Some of us here today have come out of faith traditions that included the practice of an altar call.  (If you are a cradle Episcopalian, this … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A few words on Martha’s behalf

Are you a Mary or a Martha? That’s the choice we generally get when faced with today’s Gospel reading–the moral of the story usually being that we should all try … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Tales of Redemption

Pentecost 3 (1 Kings 17:8-24 & Luke 7:11-17) Today we have heard two stories of resurrection.  Two widowed mothers who have lost their only sons.  Two sons who are restored … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Life Changing Magic of Sorting Out & Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is the title of a lovely little book by a young Japanese author.  Currently on the bestseller lists, Marie Kondo’s premise for organizing … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Somebody’s Knocking

A pair of sand hill cranes passes through our neighborhood almost daily at St Anselm’s Chapel Center.  Recently I noticed that they had a chick with them. I have really … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Branding & Marketing: What does “Campus Ministry” mean for us and others?

What do we mean when we talk about Episcopal “campus ministry”?  What does it mean for the students we are trying to serve? How should Episcopal ministry be identified and … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Today’s College Student

Our society usually tends to view campus life just a bit idealistically.  Perhaps that is due to the somewhat fuzzy memory of those of us who attended college more than … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s the Episcopal Church doing on today’s college campus?

Would you rank campus ministry among the top ten essential programs of the Episcopal Church? No?  And why not? Where do you think it fits among our church’s ministries and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Down to the river to pray: celebrating the Baptism of Jesus

Last Sunday we sang “Away in a manger” and “Angels we have heard on high” as we remembered Jesus as a baby in Bethlehem. Today we have fast forwarded to … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

And a word on what to wear…..

I’ve been a church organist all my adult life and my experience as a church musician has included providing music for all kinds of weddings. Wedding celebrations can be memorable … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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