February-2018

Contents — February 2018

In this issue: Bishop Marty considers Lent, Easter, and Death in Life, and Life in Death. Eric Rhodes of St. Anne’s Lee’s Summit tells how energy saving lighting reduced their power bill by $1,200; read about The Brotherhood of St. Andrew; an invitation to join in a book reading challenge; find out about the Origins of the Saint Francis Foundation; A discussion on same-sex marriage; and finally the ordination of Mark Ohlemeier. Spirit can be printed locally using your browser’s print facility.

We are the Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Five-minute read. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a 133-year-old ministry to men in Episcopal and Anglican churches. Currently, the Brotherhood has over 4,000 members in more than 500 chapters.

Eight Stories Of Recovery In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

Ten-minute read. On August 25, 2017, the most powerful storm to hit the state of Texas in more than 50 years pummeled the Greater Houston area. Hurricane Harvey. Tens of thousands of residents were devastated with major damage to property and homes.

Loving as Christ Loved the Church: An Apologia for Gay Marriage

Eight-minute read. Fr. David argues that the Good News of Christ Jesus — Good News for all people, gay and straight — makes no distinction between them when it comes to monogamous lifelong committed relationships.

Introducing The Rev. Mark Ohlemeier

Two-minute read. Mark Ohlemeier was ordained into the Sacred Order of Presbyters at Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

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