I enjoyed some good time off and I give thanks to God for that, as well as to you, members of the Cathedral parish, and also to the Ven. David Pate.
There’s a busy week ahead. First, I’m off to the Annual Residential Conference which runs Tuesday dinner through Friday lunch at Pinawa. This year, a first, the clergy of Rupert’s Land meet together with the professional leaders of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the ELCIC. I’m looking forward to it, although a little worried about an identity crisis, but only a little.
The featured speaker, is the Rev. Dr. David Lose, who holds The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching. I did my theology at Luther, graduating there in 1987.
David Lose is the author of:
Making Sense of the Christian Faith (2010),
Making Sense of Scripture (2009), and
Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World (2003)
He speaks widely in the United States and abroad on preaching, Christian faith in a postmodern world, and biblical interpretation. I am looking forward to the seven sessions he will lead at our conference.
There is also plenty of worship, conversation, good food, and time for rest and relaxation as well. Also for working on next Sunday’s sermon!
Sacred Circle Reminder
But before next Sunday comes a great opportunity for all of us. I’m planning on attending, and you are welcome also at, the Rupert’s Land Sacred Circle, which begins Friday evening and continues all day this coming Saturday, June 16th, at St, Peter’s Dynevor. Our National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald will be the featured speaker, but you are invited to be a featured guest. This Sacred Circle is for all of us, not only First Nations. There’s no charge for registration, but please call Cathy Mondor at the Synod Office (992,4200) by Thursday noon and get your name on the list, so enough meals can be prepared. if you are going, please bring a gift worth about $10. That’s it! Hope to see you there.