InterVarsity’s fall conference is just around the corner, happening Nov.9-11! Every year during the fall, students attend Fall Conference at Catalina Island for a weekend. Fall conference is a space where non- Christians can get to know Jesus and are invited into a relationship with him. Every student that attends Fall Conference moves a step forward in their journey with Jesus. In the first three weeks of school, we met more than 250 students during our new student outreach! A lot of the students do not have a relationship with God. At Fall Conference, we invite these students to explore a relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ. Continue reading
One of the earliest Christian documents that we have after the New Testament is a group of letters written by Ignatius, the bishop of the church in Antioch. Ignatius was arrested by the Romans and sent to Rome to be put to death for his faith sometime in the early 100s. Along the way, Ignatius wrote letters to the churches. In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Ignatius wrote about the joy of the church united in worship with their bishop.
How do we know that our desire for our neighbors to come to faith will have success? What resources do we have to encourage our mission in this beautiful but broken world? Is our will or passion enough? Do we simply pull ourselves up by our boot straps? As Jesus was preaching and teaching in the first century, he came across many people who needed hope and empowerment for God’s mission. God’s Mission you said? Yes, God is on mission in our city, nation, and world! Continue reading
Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that [my sheep] may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) Sometimes, however, we don’t feel quite so full when we’re suffering physically, emotionally or spiritually, and we need a personal touch from Jesus. James, the brother of Jesus, admonishes us to come for prayer:
One of the themes of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is that our life in Christ is a life together. As Anglicans we appreciate and express our together-ness through networks of local churches, gathered together in a diocese. Our particular diocese is the Diocese of Western Anglicans. This diocese is geographically large, stretching from Arizona to California to Montana. Each year our diocese gathers in late October to encourage and equip one another for the common work of mission which the Lord has given us.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
On Sunday, November 4th, our bishop will visit Holy Spirit Anglican Church. Our bishop is the Right Reverend Keith Andrews and he oversees the more than forty churches in eight states which make up our diocese. The major role of the bishop is the guard the faith of the church and he does so through supervising all of the ordained clergy in our churches. Another way that he exercises his role is through the rite of confirmation.
Race for Unity Event (Registration Link)
This is a simulcast event partnering with Bethel Seminary San Diego and Pastor Mile McPherson of The Rock Church to explore racial reconciliation. The mornings activities will run from 9 am – 12:30 pm in the Bethel Seminary sanctuary. All are encouraged to come and participate in this important event. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you register at the following link so that we will have some idea how many people to prepare for: https://www.bethel.edu/events/2018/a-race-for-unity-simulcast-with-miles-mcpherson For more info please see Fr. Jack.
From the Pastoral Associate for Leadership Development
2018 Fall Small Groups
The fall small group term is starting the week of September 9th! At Holy Spirit Anglican Church our small groups are such an important part of our church family. Small groups are a place where we pursue God and are formed by loving Him in every area of our lives, build each other up as a family of Christ, and invite our neighbors to get to know Him.
If you’re new to the Anglican Way, you are welcome at Holy Spirit Anglican Church. We’re excited for you to join us in the journey of following Jesus along paths that have been taken by His people for the past two thousand years. We are all pilgrims on this journey, only Jesus is the master and guide. We are excited to share with you what we have received from the Anglican tradition, but also to learn from how God has revealed Himself to you in whatever tradition you come from.
One of the most distinctive aspects of the Anglican way is our worship service. To help explain our service, we’ve pasted below a very helpful article from The Anglican Pastor, an Anglican blog.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, members and friends of the Diocese of Western Anglicans are invited to join together in a day of Mission Partnership.