Happy Easter! Here’s what’s happening at Holy Trinity Church Inwood:
- Sun., Apr. 23, 10:30am, Pulpit Exchange, the Rev. Nils Chittenden, Rector, St. Stephen’s Armonk, preaching; Vestry Meeting, 12pm
- Sun., Apr. 30, 10:30am, Vicar away, the Rev. Joanne Izzo, supply
- Tues., Apr. 25, May 2, & May 11, “Plarn-in,” Come help turn plastic grocery bags into something useful. Contact Valinn Ranelli at email@example.com, if interested
- Tues., May 9, 6-10pm, Pied Piper Blue Ribbon Task Force meeting
- Sun., May 14, 10:30am, Pulpit Exchange, Vicar preaching at St. Stephen’s Armonk, the Rev. John Dulfer supply; Property Committee meeting 12pm; Mother’s Day
- Sun, May 21, 12pm, Vestry meeting
Update from the Vicar
You may have noticed that the “interim” has been dropped from my title. That’s because pursuant to our new status as a Congregation in a Strategic Setting (CSS) I have been named Priest-in-Charge. I have signed a three-year Letter of Agreement effective January 1, 2017.
I will be on vacation April 27 through May 1. Please contact a member of the Vestry in case of a pastoral emergency. A priest is on call.
Will the real Anglicanism please stand up?
I commend to you this series of articles that I recently read to answer all of your questions (and then some) about the 483-year history of Anglicanism. Are we reformed (Calvinist) or catholic? What do the terms “high” church and “low” church actually mean? Why is Scotland so important to American Episcopalians? How did the English Civil War effect the way we worship today? What about the King? Is all this ritual really Anglican? What does “via media” mean? Why did we kick the Presbyterians and Congregationalists out? How come the Methodists left us? The author is reformed in his thinking so read and decide for yourself.
Update on real estate development
The next step is to compile all of our programmatic needs into a document called an RFP (Request for Proposal). The Vestry has received proposals from two real estate services companies who could help us do that. The two companies are Denham Wolf and Avison Young. As of this writing, no decisions have been made and we are still many, many months away from a “deal” (if there is to be one) and certainly before any work commences. As always, your Vicar and the members of your Vestry are ready, willing, and able to speak with you about this.
Blog: Reflections on change at Holy Trinity
In this blog we offer and invite reflections from parishioners, neighbors, Pied Piper families, and other friends on the changes happening at Holy Trinity Church Inwood. Recent posts include:
Pat McLaughlin – Why Stay?
Pat McLauglin, Holy Trinity’s treasurer, reflects on the relationship of Holy Trinity to Inwood
Joe Burby – Same genie, new lamp!
Joe Burby, Pied Piper parent, director, and volunteer, reflects on change, making theater, and raising a family in Inwood
Leslee Warren – The “deal breaker”
Leslee Warren, member of the Vestry and long-time member reflects on neighborhood, moving, and her “deal breaker”
You are invited to submit your own post of 750 words or fewer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Google be first-to-market with “eternal life”?
Those of you who have taken my Christian education classes this year know that I am working on a play about what happens to the Church when immortality becomes mass-produced. Though The Last Bishop is not ready for primetime, this article is interesting. I hope to explore the subject in an upcoming class soon. Here is a provocative paragraph:
As I read more about the movement, I learned that most transhumanists are atheists who, if they engage at all with monotheistic faith, defer to the familiar antagonisms between science and religion. Many regard Christianity in particular with hostility and argue that Christians are the greatest obstacle to the implementation of their ideas. In his novel, The Transhumanist Wager (2013), Zoltan Istvan, the founder of the Transhumanist political party, imagines Christians will be the ones to oppose the coming cybernetic revolution. Few Christians have shown much interest in transhumanism (or even awareness of it), but the religious right’s record of opposing stem-cell research and genetic engineering suggests it would resist technological modifications to the body (“Ghost in the Cloud.” N 1. N.p., 18 Apr. 2017. Web. 21 Apr. 2017).
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