Dear Friends in Christ,
This year's Annual Meeting marks the beginning of Epiphany's 90th year as a parish. Founded in January, 1928, next year we will celebrate its 90th birthday.
That has led me lately to wondering what it was that caused a group of Episcopalians 90 years ago to say, "I know, let's build a church!"
It certainly seems to have been a good and a God-inspired thing to do.
As we enter our 90th year together (it doesn't seem that long, does it?), I invite each of us to consider what new thing - extraordinary, bold, and unexpected - God is calling us to do here and now, on the shores of Lake Eire, on the borders of Cleveland and the county, nearly a century after we got here.
"Build a church" seems almost easy from this perspective. But now that we have the bricks and mortar, I suspect that God's new call to us may be more about flesh and blood.
What new thing is God calling us into? Let's find out together!