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>Episcopal Life Daily
>July 23, 2009
Episcopal Life Online is available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/elife.
>Today's Episcopal Life Daily includes:
* TOP STORY - TV journalist Walter Cronkite memorialized
* TOP STORY - Church's 2010-2012 triennial budget available to download
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - OHIO: Trinity Cathedral receives $15,000 grant for
* WORLD REPORT - ENGLAND: Two bishops warn Swedish church on same-sex
* WORLD REPORT - ENGLAND: Church offers family-friendly weddings for
couples with children
* DAYBOOK - July 24: Today in Scripture, Prayer, History
* CATALYST - Transforming Stewardship
>TV journalist Walter Cronkite memorialized
>Friends wish him 'good sailing'
>By Lynette Wilson
[Episcopal News Service] Andy Rooney, Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson,
Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Brian Williams and other television
journalists gathered at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York July 23
to say goodbye to one of their own: television news legend Walter
Leland Cronkite Jr.
"I feel so terrible about Walter's death that I can hardly say
anything," said Andy Rooney, the 90-year-old CBS "60 Minutes"
commentator. "He was such a good friend over the years."
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_112852_ENG_HTM.htm
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Church's 2010-2012 triennial budget available to download
[Episcopal News Service] The budget of the Episcopal Church for the
2010-2012 triennium, as adopted July 16 by the 76th General
Convention, is available as a downloadable pdf file at
More Top Stories: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/elife
OHIO: Trinity Cathedral receives $15,000 grant for youth discernment
>By Lynette Wilson
[Episcopal News Service] Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland,
Ohio received a $15,000 grant in July for a new youth discernment
program from The Fund for Theological Education (FTE).
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_112823_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm
ENGLAND: Two bishops warn Swedish church on same-sex marriage
>By Stephen Brown
[Ecumenical News International, Lyon, France] Two bishops of the
(Anglican) Church of England have warned the (Lutheran) Church of
Sweden that agreeing to expand the concept of marriage to include
same-gender couples risks creating "immediate and negative"
consequences for ecumenical relations.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_112824_ENG_HTM.htm
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ENGLAND: Church offers family-friendly weddings for couples with children
[Church of England] Engaged couples are welcome to church for the
wedding of their dreams -- whether or not they have children. That's
the message from the Church of England's 16,000 parish churches
celebrating a wedding "high" this summer.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_112806_ENG_HTM.htm
More World news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_ENG_HTM.htm
On July 24, 2009, the church calendar remembers Thomas á Kempis,
* Today in Scripture: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm
* Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
* Today in History: On July 24, 1725, John Newton was born. Newton
converted to Christianity while working on a slave ship and was
ordained in 1764. His habit of penning one hymn per week yielded more
than 250 works including Amazing Grace. On July 24, 1997, the 72nd
General Convention approved the new autonomous Anglican Province of
Central America, which includes the Dioceses of Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.
"Transforming Stewardship" from Church Publishing, Inc., by C. K.
Robertson, 164 pages, paperback, c. 2009, $16
[Church Publishing, Inc.] For most Episcopalians, stewardship is
synonymous with pledge drives, budgets, and capital campaigns, but the
Bible is clear that God wants more than our tithes and offerings.
Looking to its scriptural roots in 1 Chronicles, Luke-Acts, and the
letters of Paul, as well as St. Francis' "third way," Robertson offers
a vision of holistic stewardship for the whole church, holistic
because it can't be separated from evangelism, outreach, scripture
study, and ministry to the newcomer. It does not involve strong-arm
tactics, only a willingness to risk changing existing structures and
ideas in order to enrich the faith community and strengthen
connections to the neighboring world.
Transforming Stewardship delivers both good and bad news about
Episcopalians and stewardship. Robertson provides essential models and
spiritual practices in order to transform the church's outmoded
attitudes toward stewardship and wealth into a broader context of
To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at
http://www.episcopalbookstore.org, or call 800-903-5544 -- or visit
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