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The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 14 2019 - 12:04 PM
  • Taking Care of Business
    Reference: Luke 16:1-15 If there is one accusation made about church people that seems more or less permanent, it is that we are hypocrites. It is an accusation that Jesus also levels at the Pharisees. The story that he tells, referenced above from Luke, addresses the root causes. Jesus begins by telling the story of […]
  • The Pastoral Icon
    Reference: Luke 15:1-10 “I have found Jesus!” To which the jaded among us reply, “I didn’t know he was lost.” And, while that is a snarky response to a happy statement, it rings true. To “find” Jesus is in fact to discover your real self. Jesus has never been lost, you have. God, who has […]
  • A Politically Correct Letter to Philemon
    Reference: Letter to Philemon St. Paul is often in trouble with moderns for taking inappropriate socio-political stances. That is often unfair, as a closer examination of what he is saying and the context of it usually shows. But one can only imagine the uproar which would follow if the Letter to Philemon were released in […]
  • The Forgotten Ethic
    Reference: Luke 14:7-14 Kenosis is not talked about very much as a Biblical mandate. It isn’t taught much in catechetical classes or sermons. Even less is it part of society’s mandate. Among the many books on how to be successful, none mention it. No marches demand it, no lobbyists promote it. On the other hand, […]
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]

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November Newsletter and 2020 Clericus

Clericus
Registrations are open for our Feb 18-20 Clericus! Registration link is here:  https://anglicancow.org/pages/clericus-2020.php
Registration deadline is Jan 18th. 

This is a very important Clericus for us, so please make every effort you can to attend. Our speaker will be Canon Mark Eldredge, Director of Church Revitalization for the American Anglican Council. He will be presenting a program for revitalization of our congregations. More information about his program here: https://americananglican.org/revive-church-revitalization/

Please read the newsletter for more information about the program as it pertains to us. 

November Newsletter


The November Newsletter for the Convocation of the West! It is in two forms, as last time: web and print.

 

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October 2019 Newsletter, digital and print

The October 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:

      Download Volume 6.3 (digital, for web/email distribution)   

      Instructions for Print Version  


In this issue

All Saints, Here and Hereafter By Bishop Winfield Mott

2020 Synod

Up And At ‘Em By Kimberly M. Vogel

Welcome To Our Brave New World By Fr. Michael Penfield

Upcoming Clericus


 

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September 2019 Newsletter

The September 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:

     Download Volume 6.2 (digital, for web/email distribution)  

     Download Volume 6.2 (print, for parish distribution)

 Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page. 

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Save the Date: Clericus Feb 18-20, 2020

Anglican Convocation of the West (MDAS) * Clericus 2020

WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Convocation of the West in particular; others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.

SPEAKER: Speaker TBA

WHEN: February 18th-20th, 2020
WHERE: 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047

CONTACT: The Rev. Canon Michael Penfield at vicargeneral@anglicancow.org

 

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Forward in Faith North America Assembly

 

The newly elected Bishop of the Diocese of Ft Worth will be consecrated on the morning of September 21, 2019.  The Council Meeting and Assembly are built around this event (hoping that those who attend the consecration ceremony will also attend the Assembly.)

 

 

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 14 2019 - 12:04 PM
  • Taking Care of Business
    Reference: Luke 16:1-15 If there is one accusation made about church people that seems more or less permanent, it is that we are hypocrites. It is an accusation that Jesus also levels at the Pharisees. The story that he tells, referenced above from Luke, addresses the root causes. Jesus begins by telling the story of […]
  • The Pastoral Icon
    Reference: Luke 15:1-10 “I have found Jesus!” To which the jaded among us reply, “I didn’t know he was lost.” And, while that is a snarky response to a happy statement, it rings true. To “find” Jesus is in fact to discover your real self. Jesus has never been lost, you have. God, who has […]
  • A Politically Correct Letter to Philemon
    Reference: Letter to Philemon St. Paul is often in trouble with moderns for taking inappropriate socio-political stances. That is often unfair, as a closer examination of what he is saying and the context of it usually shows. But one can only imagine the uproar which would follow if the Letter to Philemon were released in […]
  • The Forgotten Ethic
    Reference: Luke 14:7-14 Kenosis is not talked about very much as a Biblical mandate. It isn’t taught much in catechetical classes or sermons. Even less is it part of society’s mandate. Among the many books on how to be successful, none mention it. No marches demand it, no lobbyists promote it. On the other hand, […]
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
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