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[ENS] LOS ANGELES: Mary Glasspool receives required number of standing committee consents in unoffic
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 06:16:39 -0500
>Episcopal News Service
>March 10, 2010
Episcopal News Service is available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ens.
>Today's Episcopal News Service includes:
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - LOS ANGELES: Mary Glasspool receives required
number of standing committee consents in unofficial tally
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - SOUTH CAROLINA: Convention to consider resolutions
on Episcopal identity, diocesan authority
* WORLD REPORT - PHILIPPINES: Episcopal Church appeals for health
* PEOPLE - Veteran Katrina worker leaves New Orleans
* CALENDAR - Upcoming special events and services
* SPIRITUAL REFLECTION - March 14, 2010 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - Year C
* DAYBOOK - March 11: Today in Scripture, Prayer, History
* EBAR PICK - "Mountains Beyond Mountains - The Quest of Dr. Paul
Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World"
LOS ANGELES: Mary Glasspool receives required number of standing
committee consents in unofficial tally
>By ENS staff
[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop-elect Mary
Douglas Glasspool has received the required number of consents from
diocesan standing committees to her ordination and consecration,
pending verification by the presiding bishop's office.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_120234_ENG_HTM.htm
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SOUTH CAROLINA: Convention to consider resolutions on Episcopal
identity, diocesan authority
>By Mary Frances Schjonberg
[Episcopal News Service] When the Diocese of South Carolina gathers
for its annual convention March 26, it will consider a series of
resolutions related its role as a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_120229_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm
PHILIPPINES: Episcopal Church appeals for health workers' release
>By Matthew Davies
[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church in the Philippines has
joined in the widespread appeal for the release of 43 health workers
who have been detained since Feb. 6 and denied basic human rights
while in custody.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_120230_ENG_HTM.htm
More World news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_ENG_HTM.htm
>Veteran Katrina worker leaves New Orleans
>By ENS staff
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Community Services in the Diocese
of Louisiana has announced that Courtney Cowart, its director of
advocacy and community affairs, is leaving at the end of the month to
follow what the agency called "a strong call to return to her vocation
as a theological educator of the next generation of lay and ordained
Full story here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_120240_ENG_HTM.htm
More People: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_ENG_HTM.htm
A round-up of upcoming special events, services, concerts and diocesan
conventions taking place throughout the Episcopal Church is available
March 14, 2010 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - Year C
(RCL) Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
>By the Rev. Susan McCone
[Sermons That Work] Today's parable is the longest in the Bible - and
the most quoted. The parable of the Prodigal Son, as it is popularly
known, has preoccupied and perplexed the thoughts and works of
countless religious and secular scholars, writers, and even artists.
Why? It doesn't seem so complex. The meaning doesn't seem so obscure
on the face of it. The domestic scene it describes may even be
familiar to some of us: the return to the fold of a beloved family
member who has wandered off for a while. His family greets him with
conflicting emotions. Some feel joy at his return; some feel relief
that he is safe; some feel jealousy that all seems forgiven and even
forgotten; some harshly judge his profligate ways; some feel it is
unfair that they are not celebrated for staying and remaining faithful
to their family obligations.
More Spiritual Reflections: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm
>On March 11, 2010...
* Today in Scripture: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm
* Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
* Today in History: On March 11, 1979, Constancio B. Manguramas,
bishop of Southern Philippines, was installed as Prime Bishop of the
Episcopal Church of the Philippines at the Cathedral of St. Mary.
"Mountains Beyond Mountains - The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who
Would Cure the World" from Random House, by Tracy Kidder, 352 pages,
paperback, c. 2009, $18
[Random House] Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the
author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among
Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore
Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and
inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as
Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the
world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.
At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer.
Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist,
anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant,
world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat,
and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure
infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern
medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how
radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable,
and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer --
brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international
health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and
the mountains of Haiti -- blasts through convention to get results.
Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba,
and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his
dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity"
-- a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he
founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates
Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and
others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is
the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the
truth of the Haitian proverb "Beyond mountains there are mountains":
as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you
go on and try to solve that one too.
To order, please visit Episcopal Books and Resources online at
http://www.episcopalbookstore.org, call 800-903-5544, or visit your
local Episcopal bookstore.
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