It is with much happiness that I accept the call to become your next Vicar. Sylvia and I are both looking forward to our faith journey together with you.
I have been so blessed to be with you as a supply priest, even as the uncertainties and changes brought about by Covid led to some Sundays being put on hold. And during this challenging time, you have continued to work together, keeping your focus and spirit on members (those who could attend and also those who couldn’t), the community, and the mission of Holy Innocents. You live the aloha spirit!
Your love for each other and those around you is evident, and I see in you a genuine openness and inclusiveness that expresses ‘ohana and God’s love. Every week that I have been with you, I have heard from visitors of the open warmth of Holy Innocents, a feeling of Christ’s loving welcome that has touched the hearts of so many who have come through the front doors.
I look forward to us exploring the mission and ministries to which God is calling us. As we build on the past, we’ll also see what the future holds. And all of this with shared conversations, fellowship, and community. Together, we can move into a future that celebrates and expands on Holy Innocents’ ways of loving welcome and faithfulness in mission and ministry.
God has good things in store… Let's see what they are!
September 22, 2021 - The Bishop talks about COVID-19, Job, and Love
September 8, 2021 - In this week's video message, Bishop Fitzpatrick talks about sin, will and love, in light of the upcoming anniversary of 9/11.
September 1, 2021 - The Bishop resumes his weekly video messages. This week he talks about our faith especially during these difficult times.
On Pentecost Sunday, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached during Washington National Cathedral’s morning Eucharist, his first time preaching live at a Sunday service since the start of the pandemic. Curry said the unifying spirit of Pentecost isn’t always obvious, but it is revolutionary – drawing on Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” “Pentecost is about a revolution. It is not about mere moral reform. It is not about tinkering at the edges. It is about transforming an old order into a new order, but do not despair. I know the evidence is not in yet; it looks like the old order is still around, but do not despair,” Curry said.
“Love is ecumenical. Love is interfaith. Love is bipartisan. Love is multiethnic. Love embraces and includes us all.” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry celebrated Pentecost Sunday with us yesterday, reminding us that Pentecost is an extension of the incarnation, and a revolution of the Spirit and love.
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