The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

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Reflect on Sunday Scripture Readings using Lectio Divina





Lectio Divina is a weekly framework for a faithful and respectful reading of the Scripture readings for each Sunday. Go to the Lectio for this week at the American Bible Society. 


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Sunday Worship
Living the Message and Meaning of Sunday Worship All Week

What does it mean when we hear "The Church is in Transition"? Click here to read Father Frank talk about CHANGE.

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Welcome to Enter the Bible


Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you grow in your faith, add depth to your Bible studies and truly discover the people, places and events of the Bible. Think of Enter the Bible as your guide, a helpful reference tool to accompany you in your reading of the Bible.

Visit often! We hope you Enter the Bible every time you open the Word.


https://www.enterthebible.org/


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Visit the Mission of St. Clare, an ecumenical web site offering daily Morning and Evening Prayer using the order set out in The Book of Common Prayer

​http://www.missionstclare.com/english/



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Take time for daily prayer

http://prayer.forwardmovement.org/forward_day_by_day.php

Pentecost XVI

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.[1] 

We do not want God to change His mind. It makes us nervous. Changing His mind implies that God’s rational powers and discerning judgments are malleable, and therefore perhaps weak and limited like ours. We are far more comfortable with God as the embodiment of a decision made. We prefer God in the mode of a star- the immovable, trustworthy, guiding point of light in an otherwise very dark night. We are unsettled to think that God might change His mind. We operate more confidently assuming that it is we who change our minds as we learn and discern ever more deeply what God has already decided and who God is. Like spiritual navigators, we base our movements in His constancy. And when we hear of God changing His mind, we, like navigators finding a channel marker that is moved or absent, conclude that God is not simply capricious, untrustworthy or undependable, but perhaps even dangerous to regard. Like children, when we see God change His mind, we are either 1) scared witless or 2) inspired to scheme, hoping to manipulate that changeability to our own advantage. We just seem to do a whole lot better when God doesn’t change His mind.


[1] Jonah 3:10  NRSV


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Learn More About the Sunday Scripture Readings



Read commentaries on Sunday's readings from the

Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. 
Listen to the weekly Brainwave Podcast
discussing

the Scripture texts for the Sunday. Go to Working Preacher

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Read Father Frank's Commentary on This Week's Lesson:





9:30 AM | Sunday Holy Eucharist ~ with music

8 AM | Tuesday Lectionary Study Group
12 PM | Wednesday Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Fall 2017