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“I have found that with the quality of my spiritual life I cannot compromise. I have set my face toward the High Walk of Christed discipleship. The High Walk has become a most sacred thing with me.”

— CCOA Founder Abp. Herman Adrian Spruit, A Frank Appraisal of My Ministry and a New Year Message for Those Who Would Walk with Me. 1989

July 2022

The Worth of a Church

2022-07-01T15:41:41+00:00July 1, 2022|

“The real worth of a church is not so much the vitality of its philosophy, not in the challenge of its program, but in the way in which it enriches the lives of its people.” Herman Adrian Spruit

June 2022

Holy Spirit

2022-06-13T07:04:50+00:00June 13, 2022|

Last week was Pentecost and we celebrated the BIG WOW! We listened to the story and noticed how the guys who snuck off instead of staying with Jesus on Good Friday suddenly became strong and courageous and spoke out, sharing the Good News. The Holy Spirit [...]

Stand up!

2022-06-02T00:00:17+00:00June 1, 2022|

Recent events have caused many feelings, and perhaps it is time to utilize those feelings to act as our ancestors did. It is time for us to stand up, once again.   “It was the powers of emotional stirrings within our original ancestors that stirred in [...]

May 2022

One in the Spirit….Love!

2022-05-29T20:20:54+00:00May 29, 2022|

We find the words, “…so that they may all be one….” in today’s reading, John 17:20-26. These words might lead us to believe all denominations, all churches and parishes, all Christians are to understand, believe, and worship in exactly the same ways. Yet, history tells us [...]

About Judas, A Rhetorical Consideration

2022-05-17T16:47:31+00:00May 17, 2022|

The first line of last Sunday’s reading reminds us of Judas’s part in the Holy Week story, so let’s spend a moment pondering this. How many loyal employees have been in his place? No, we aren’t asked to turn our boss over to the authorities, but [...]

God as Mother

2022-05-09T00:57:20+00:00May 9, 2022|

As people in the United States celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring Mothers, let us also honor the feminine aspects of Creator God. Writers of the Scriptures have shown us that like earthly mothers who serve as our teachers, our comforter and our protector, God does the [...]

Do you love me?

2022-05-02T19:10:53+00:00May 2, 2022|

The reason Jesus asked Peter the same question three times in John 21:15-19 may seem obvious. Peter denied Jesus three times just before the crucifixion and now must face those denials. Jesus gently gives him a way to do this so he could move forward. Not [...]

April 2022

Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message, 2022

2022-04-17T06:20:25+00:00April 17, 2022|

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Peace, joy, and Apostolic Blessing  Good Friday has come and gone in the liturgical cycle of the Church, yet in our secular experience, it seems as though we are still in the midst of it. The COVID 19 pandemic continues, [...]

God bless the women.

2022-04-11T06:33:48+00:00April 11, 2022|

Depending upon your worship community, the service on Sunday morning may have started with a procession with palms and a story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Once inside the church, the service could have continued with a lengthy reading of the gospel story of the events [...]

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