LATEST DIOCESAN NEWS

 
On Sunday, September 14, the Rev Dr Nathan Andrew Baxter was installed as the second rector of All Saints’ Church in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Bishop Bill Murdoch, the inaugural rector of All Saints’, presided over the installation. The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Mueller, canon for Prayer and Healing Ministries, delivered the sermon.

Listen to Canon Andrea’s sermon:

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September 3, 2014

Dear Friends in Christ,

This past Sunday, on the feast of St Aidan (August 31), I celebrated the 7th anniversary of my consecration as an Anglican bishop. This fall at Synod we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Anglican Diocese in New England. And we, the Anglican Church in North America, are in our fifth year as a province and have elected our second Archbishop, the Most Rev Foley Beach. All these events got me to review where we have come from and where we are on the journey. 

What the scriptures say: “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) We have learned and done much to serve Christ and his Gospel mission in New England over these past 5 years. At Synod, we will offer all of this up in worship and love to our God who has given us grace to come this far together.

With growth comes changes. Over the course of this year I have reordered the way we oversee ADNE by creating a leadership team of Canons. A Canon is a leader appointed by the bishop to exercise order and rule on behalf of the bishop and diocese. So in the manner of the advice given to Moses by his father-in-law Jethro (Exodus 18), the Canons “will bear the burden” of governing with me.  (more…)

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Imago Dei Brick ChurchThe following story appeared in the Bangor Daily News:

Imago Dei Anglican Church has moved from their meeting location at the Kenneth Anderson Community House in Orono to Bangor’s historic ‘Brick’ church located at the corner of Union and Main Street. The first service at this new location is this Sunday, September 7th at 10:00 AM.

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some of the men and women that attend and serve at Imago Dei these last few weeks and months, and I am excited for the new spiritual life that they will undoubtedly usher back into this aging landmark.

Strategically located in the heart of downtown Bangor, Imago Dei is eager to use their new home to join forces with other churches and organizations already in the trenches of our city as they set out to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding community.

Concerning the significance of their name, the phrase “Imago Dei” — pronounced i-ma-go day – means “Image of God”. As explained on their website

…the pinnacle of God’s creative genius is humanity who, unlike the rest of his creation, is made in his likeness, in his image. We were made for relationship with God and others: To receive love and give it away.

Next, here is some context to why I subtitled this article “multi-generational, missional, and Anglican.”

Continue reading at the Bangor Daily News.
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