On Sunday, Bishop Bill celebrated and preached at a combined service of Faith Anglican Church and Grace Anglican Church in Bridgewater, MA. The service had over 160 in attendance. After procession of palms, the combined youth group of Grace and Faith performed in a celebratory Kenyan dance for the whole room, and then they led the church in worship by the reading of the Passion Gospel of Mark in parts.
Bishop Bill began a four part series on some of the basic points of our Anglican theology out of Michael Ramsey’s work, taking a look at Palm Sunday and the Great Triduum, around the big idea that the Church is not found after Easter but must search for the fact of the Church within Easter. The Church exists as the Body of Christ and because there is one body that belongs to Christ on the cross, on the table, in the world, and in heaven – as we go through Holy Week to Easter, the sacramental nature of our theology comes alive within the events of calvary and the resurrection. Abp Michael teaches that the Gospel call to the Church to take up our cross and follow Jesus takes on the following phrase: our Christian living happens through dying. To find out how listen below to the first of his sermon series:
Bishop Bill met with the combined vestries of both congregations after Sunday’s service for lunch and for planning an upcoming East African festival sponsored by our Kenyan churches there. Please keep both congregations in your prayers as they begin to plan this exciting event, and stay tuned for more information.