December 14, 2010

Wonder why the deacon proclaims the gospel? Wonder no more… [img attachment=”73177″ size=”full” caption=”SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA” align=”alignnone”] Deacon Bill Ditewig is ruminating these days on the deacon as Minister of the Word, and he reminds us of a few points that we all need to remember: The deacon — as servant to and for the People of God — proclaims Christ in the Gospel in order to sacramentalize the servant-character of the Gospel itself.  The Gospel not only delivers “good… Read more

December 12, 2010

If you’ve wandered over here from Beliefnet or Facebook, looking for Deacon Greg’s joint, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, grab a mug and make yourself at home. Feel free to look around.  You’ll find national news and deacon news, along with homilies and the occasional curiosity.  It’s my hope that you’ll find this place engaging, entertaining, informative and maybe, even, inspiring.   Check back often.  I hope to be updating it throughout the day.  I’ll be maintaining… Read more

December 11, 2010

This is a time of year when magazines and newspapers look back at the big events of the year—scandals, political upheavals, natural disasters.  And in that last category, most of us here this morning would include on that list the tornado of 2010. The night it happened, I told my family in Maryland that it looked like Godzilla had come through.  Streets were blocked off, massive trees completely pulled up by the roots, cars crushed.  It took weeks to clean… Read more

December 11, 2010

This is a time of year when magazines and newspapers look back at the big events of the year—scandals, political upheavals, natural disasters.  And in that last category, most of us here this morning would include on that list the tornado of 2010. The night it happened, I told my family in Maryland that it looked like Godzilla had come through.  Streets were blocked off, massive trees completely pulled up by the roots, cars crushed.  It took weeks to clean… Read more

December 8, 2010

Last Sunday, I had the great privilege of celebrating the sacrament of baptism here in the church – baptizing 12 babies.  Before the service, I was chatting with a couple of women.  They were friends of one of the families and they had never been to this church before.  They couldn’t get over the stained glass windows, and one of the women asked me if they were done by Tiffany. I laughed and told them no. Well, one of the… Read more


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