Thursday, July 26, 2012

I'm giving a sermon next Sunday...twice

One sermon, one Mario, two churches...get ready to jump...
Hello my dear reader,
I hope you are well. Guess what: I am giving a sermon this Sunday and at two, I will not be cloning myself and/or sending me to one church and Luigi to another. I will be at New Ross United Methodist Church (Crawfordsville, Indiana) for the 9:00am service and later at Mace United Methodist Church for the 10:40am service. 

In addition to the sermon, I will be speaking to the congregations about the work and mission of the Wesley Foundation @ Purdue: the campus ministry for the United Methodist Church at Purdue University. If you are in the area I hope you can come to one of the services. peace,


Friday, July 20, 2012

Peace to those suffering in Colorado

Hello my dear reader.

I don't have much to say about the tragic incident last night in Colorado. Let us remember that along with the horror of those who were killed and those who were wounded, the suffering is not over; family and friends, and the community of Aurora, CO is now trying to pick up the pieces. Let us offer our best wishes and prayers to all of them and if you live in the Aurora, CO  community I hope you are able to get the help you need. One resource that is available to you is the Red Cross:

Colorado Red Cross Mile High Chapter Headquarters
444 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 722-7474
Fax: (303) 722-7588

Another good resource is your local Crisis Center; not only do they have people that can help with emotional  problems and related emergencies, they have contacts with local agencies for important services.

Also, we should remember that many in the state of Colorado are still trying to recover from the devastation of the fires that occurred a few weeks ago.



Friday, July 13, 2012

Back to preaching...

Hello my dear reader.

This Sunday I have the honor of giving a sermon at Grace United Methodist Church here in the Lafayette, IN  area. I will be preaching on the Gospel according to St. Mark 6:14-29 among other readings from Scripture per the Revised Common Lectionary for that day .

If you are in the area I hope you can come.



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crazy Episcopalians and crazy Christians :)

Hello my dear reader!

(This was not taken at General Convention...but it describes how I am feeling) 
I feel energized! Truly I do. I attended the "Young Adult Festival" at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, IN. It was great to be among so many excellent people connected with campus ministry and young adult ministry in the Episcopal Church. I shall be writing about this in more detail after I give myself a little time to think, meditate, and contemplate on everything that I saw, heard and learned  the last five days.

Stay tuned...

Mario :)