Sunday Services

We offer a spoken services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:00 am and Choral Holy Communion of the first, third and fourth Sundays of each month, and Choral Morning…

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VBS 2018: The Big God Story

Vacation Bible School 2018 is July 17-20! This summer’s Vacation Bible School will be July 17-20 from 9:15 to noon.  Our topic will be The Big God Story! Adult Bible…

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God and Gender Neutral Language

by David Browder As many of you already know, The Episcopal Church’s General Convention met in Austin last week. A few hot topics such as prayer book revision were on the agenda. Of course, prayer book revision would not affect us directly but we earnestly hope it does not take place for the sake of our sister churches in The Episcopal Church, especially those holding on to the traditional, orthodox Faith. One aspect of the proposed prayer book revision caught my eye — and the eyes of many you as well. That is the issue of using gender-neutral language to describe God. Several parishioners sent me copies of the article “Is God Male?” that appeared in this past Sunday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle. Many more of you have read it, I am sure. Mainline denominations such as the Methodists (UMC), Presbyterians (PCUSA), and Lutherans (ELCA) have already moved in the direction of using gender-neutral language for God. It may not surprise you to learn that I do not believe this is a good idea. “All Scripture is breathed out…