St Alban’s Episcopal Church
Bolivar, Missouri
Monday, April 25, 2022

An Easter birthday, some photographs of Easter in Savannah
& Happy birthday to Blaise Torrence
May your day be blessed and joyful and well-celebrated! We miss you.

Where is Mother Cathy?
This week Mother Cathy and St James’ member, Elaine Atkinson are in Savannah Georgia for a workshop. They also attended Christ Church Episcopal yesterday. They will be back on Thursday, God willing.

Christ Church, founded in 1733, was involved in a property dispute with a breakaway group back in 2007 when the Episcopal Church ordained a gay man. The breakaway group forced the Episcopalians out of the building for some time before the courts resolved the dispute in favor of the Episcopal Diocese. It seems like a long time ago, but it was only 15 years.
Since then the Episcopal Church has definitively welcomed LGBTQ and transgender persons in its membership and ministry.
We make every effort to be certain that no one is rejected on account of age, race, marital status, economic status, gender, sexual identity, or anything else that might divide the people of God.
Jesus had nothing whatsoever to say about sexuality – and as even Baptist, Jimmy Carter wrote, “Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born, and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all his teachings about multiple things, he never said that gay people should be condemned.”
Christ Church is now again a large and thriving congregation of very diverse people. Here are pictures of the Palm Sunday procession beginning outdoors, and then of Easter Day



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