Entries by cgraves

Lutheran and Episcopal Congregations Form Federation as ‘Lutherpalians’

Two North Baltimore Churches Take Next Step in Their Partnership BALTIMORE – Three years after first entering into an unusual inter-denominational partnership of joint ministry and service to the community, two mainline Protestant churches in North Baltimore – one Episcopal, one Lutheran – have federated to become one combined congregation.  The church’s members now call […]

A statement from our bishop on recent gun violence

Dear People of Christ, Gun violence is now striking our people dead in rapid succession. Last Friday, in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre – the largest mass killing of Jewish citizens in our nation’s history – I joined with our governor, senators, and other governmental and faith leaders at the Jewish Community Center in […]

Presiding Bishop Curry featured on the TODAY show

Our presiding bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, appeared on the TODAY show this morning, on the Feast of All Saints. He spoke about the power of love as the only way make change for the positive. Bishop Curry has released a new book of sermons called, The Power of Love, published by Avery, an imprint […]

An interview with The Rev. Joe Wood

In an article by the Associated Press on Friday, an interview by NBC4 Washington with The Rev. Joe Wood of Emmanuel, Baltimore (his name is mistakenly listed as Jeremy Wood on the screen) was included. Wood was attending services for the internment of Matthew Shepherd. “The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s […]

A Ceasefire Weekend Invitation

Friends, It is our Christian responsibility to keep God’s people safe. The devastating mass shooting at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend is one more in a string of violent tragedies that have no place in in the kingdom of God. Come join us this Saturday to learn more about our call, as Christians, […]