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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
language leads action
language leads action

If you’ve listened to more than one interview or sermon from our new Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, no doubt you’ve encountered this phrase: “The Jesus Movement.”   Like every good public figure, Michael has given us a tagline, a sound bite, by which to identify his core message and mission as […]

work to do
work to do

Roll up your sleeves, friends.  We’ve just signed on for some really good work. Our convention two weekends ago was a wonderful time of sharing stories, worshipping together, seeing old friends, thinking about our future and… passing resolutions.  Resolutions are the grist for the legislative mill when we gather and they speak volumes about what […]

moving day!
moving day!

Today we are reunited with our stuff… dishes, furniture, warm clothes, tools, art and books. It’s been an interesting and surprisingly comfortable 4 months living with what we consider little, but to others, could be considered a bevy of riches:  a warm, dry, safe apartment with stove, laundry, 2.5 bathrooms, more than adequate furniture and […]

on my way to Altoona
on my way to Altoona

No, that’s not the first line of a new song out of Nashville… it’s a line from my life-  and the lives of 300 other Episcopalians in Central PA who are gathering today and tomorrow at St. Luke’s and The Blair County Convention Center to pray, sing, talk, listen and conduct the business of the […]

tools
tools

When my son went to college, the Senior Warden of my (then) congregation gave him a gift:  a small tool kit with all of the various implements that could come in handy moving into and living in a dorm.  The kit had a couple of screwdrivers, a hammer, a tape measure, a bunch of screws […]

energy
energy

                                 energy This blog entry is the one originally written for this morning.  For a response to yesterday’s school shooting in Oregon, please see the entry after this one, posted also today.My mom joined the gym when she was in […]

the blog entry I had not intended on- or hoped to- write
the blog entry I had not intended on- or hoped to- write

Let your compassion be swift to meet us; For we have been brought very low.                                                 Psalm 79 :8 b,c Yesterday I was in meetings all day- from 9:00 AM -3:30 PM- with my cell phone turned to mute.  I climbed in my car at 7:00 AM to begin the day, and got home […]

bridges
bridges

We have a lot of bridges here in Harrisburg.  Anyone who’s been here for a while can list their names quite easily:  the George Wade Memorial Bridge, the Harvey Taylor Bridge (also known as the Forster St. Bridge), the Market Street Bridge (once known as the Camelback Bridge during the Civil War era) and the […]

unfathomable
unfathomable

(Note:  this blog entry includes graphic descriptions of violence against human beings as described in a refugee’s account of civiI war)  I was sitting in a circle of 12 or so people at the (then) Trinity Conference Center in Cornwall, CT.  We had just finished a sumptuous dinner that included roast pork with a cherry […]

tomorrow
tomorrow

The usual Friday morning blog is on hiatus until next week as I continue to prepare for my consecration and ordination tomorrow.Please join me in the prayer that has become my daily meditation in these past weeks and months: A Prayer of Self-Dedication Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide […]

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