Hodgepodge Friday

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes, Frontpage News

Dear Christ Church,

You have an amazing staff! We all left town after church last Sunday until Tuesday and spent a few retreat days of laughing, praying, hiking, celebrating the Feast of Epiphany around a fire pit (pictured), sharing meals and our lives, and enjoying gorgeous sunny winter days in the Hill Country. I thank God that I get to be part of this community of servant leaders.

Introduction to Anglicanism. I remember clearly the moment of my confirmation, kneeling upon the cathedral’s stone floor.  It felt like a “privileged” place and time, with the veil between heaven and earth more permeable, the presence of God as near as my breath. I want to invite you to take a class with me on February 1st to learn more about Anglicanism and/or be confirmed at Christ Church on March 1st by Bishop Todd Hunter. Check this out for some thoughts on why I love Anglicanism, and why to consider confirmation. In order to be confirmed, participation in this class is required (see details and deadlines below). The class is also intended, however, for those who simply want to learn more about Anglicanism.

Every tribe, tongue, and nation. Epiphany celebrates the first encounter between Jesus and Gentiles, pulling us into the great story of the gospel for all nations. In that spirit, I’m excited that a different element of worship will be in Spanish each Sunday of Epiphany. And on that note, keep on the lookout for information about our Guatemala mission trips this summer!

In the light of Christ,

P.S. If you haven’t seen the latest update on the blog about my wife Christine’s accident recovery, you can do so here, where you’ll also find an audio link to when she shared with the parish earlier this fall.