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The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 24 2019 - 02:08 AM
  • 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 […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]

The Anglican Convocation of the West
A community in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA)


2018 Clericus

ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Convocation of the West. Our speaker will be The Rt Rev Win Mott, our bishop-retired and former vicar general. 


WHEN: April 3-5, 2018


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

1) Download the form here

2) Return the form by email ( ) or post (address on registration form) by MARCH 1.


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

 

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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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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 24 2019 - 02:08 AM
  • 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 […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]
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