Week 9 of the Come and See Pilgrimage. Holy Trinity Lansdale, Church of the Messiah, St. Matthew's, and dinner at Trinity Ambler
The members of Holy Trinity serve, they care for the people, they care for the facility, and they are hopeful. In short, because of this devotion - we will grow. I cannot say enough as to how the church has kept their mission focused on serving the community and integrating those seeking Christ. Their response to the community is not so much a welcome - it is an invitation.
I also want to thank Wayne Stratz for the beautiful suncatcher. It is hanging in my home office and the colors grace my day. Finally, my gratitude for the faithful service and ministry of a Priest of this Diocese, the Rev. Patricia Cashman. As Bishop, you have my gratitude for being a pastor to our congregation. Thank you.
Visit Holy Trinity Lansdale at: https://lansdaletrinity.org
Your fellow Episcopalians in this part of our diocese are innovative, creative and working to build up the Kingdom of God. Finally, for those who love Diocesan trivia; the real James Bond (yes that one from Ian Fleming fame) is buried at Messiah. Come out and find his gravesite.
Visit the Church of the Messiah at: http://www.messiahgwynedd.org
The diversity of worship in the Episcopal Church is heartening and St. Matthews is intentional in keeping Jesus Christ at the center of ministry. They are centered in proclaiming His transformative message. This should not be a surprise because as Episcopalians - we follow Jesus Christ. As Episcopalians, we proclaim His word. It is who we are as a people and a Diocese.
As you know, I love our Anglican Tradition of Prayer. Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline is part of our identity. It is unique, transformative and who we are. We need to lift these up in all our churches and our daily pattern of prayer. Visit St. Matthews at: http://www.saintmattsec.org