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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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A community in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA)


2018 Synod and Clericus

Mark your calendars:

 

Synod

 

The 2018 MDAS Synod/Retreat will be held March 15-17 (Thur. – Sat.) at the Dunes Manor in Ocean City, MD. We will also hold our Convocational Meeting this week the morning of March 15, which means we will need to arrive March 14 (Wednesday). The guest speaker for the Retreat will be The Rt. Rev. Alberto Morales, the Bishop of Quincy (ACNA). The Theme will be “Contending for the Faith Once Delivered”.

All clergy, parish representatives and laity are invited. 

Clericus

 

Our next Clericus will be held April 3-5 (Tues. - Thurs.) at Holy Cross Retreat Center Mesilla, NM. Guest speaker and topic TBA. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018

 

 

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Announcing Clericus 2017 (Convocation of the West)

ANNOUNCING CLERICUS 2017

ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Convocation of the West, with the theme presented by our guest, Bishop Stephen Scarlett; "Spiritual Formation and Evangelism" 

WHEN: April 18-20, 2017

WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM (as usual).

WHY: The Convocation clergy are a community, and most value the occasion to come together in worship, continuing education and community, The Clericus addresses the need we all have for Christian formation, and recognizes it is best done in the context of a worshiping community.  

HOW

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Missionary Diocese of All Saints Synod with the Anglican Convocation of the West's Conference.

The MDAS 2017 Synod and Retreat is taking place March 23-25. 

 

We are combining the Anglican Convocation of the West annual conference (formerly Synod), alongside our our diocesan synod and retreat. 

The retreat is open to all clergy and laity. Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Texas will be our retreat leader. He is teaching on the topic “God’s Call, Our Vocation”.

 

Please find below more information:

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Christmas Letter from Bishop Ilgenfritz

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Beloved in Christ:
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.” (Luke 2:1) With these words begins the greatest story ever told, the story of the birth of the Christ Child. This is a story that never grows old.

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Notes from the 2016 Synod

Synod 2016 Group Photo

The last synod of the Diocese of the West and the first synod of the Convocation of the West of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints met at St. John's Church, Boerne, Texas (pictured below) April 5-7. Here delegates gather around Bishop Win Mott after the synod's Pontifical Eucharist. Bishop Mott, who was the diocesan bishop for DOW, will now be the Vicar-General of the Convocation.
 


 

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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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