Rector's Journal Contents
On behalf of St. Mark’s, I want to wish everyone a very blessed Christmas. I am writing this to you after the choir’s splendid Christmas Lessons and Carols service.
A couple of years ago when we made our banner for the Honolulu Pride Parade, we did not know just how powerful its message of love would be. As Episcopalians we often live in a bubble, taking the love of God for granted.
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the annual gathering of the North American province of the Society of Catholic Priests. The SCP is a society of clergy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada who are devoted to priestly spirituality and catholic evangelism.
It's hard to believe that students are already returning to school. Where did the summer go? Perhaps due to General Convention this summer has been particularly busy. Several plans are being laid for the upcoming months, and we are excited at St. Mark's about how many ministries are showing their fruits.
Whenever I return to Hawai‘i from an extended trip on the mainland, I always love that moment at the airport when the fresh air of the islands soothes your body. The very second I step outside, I always take a deep breath. I have just returned from being away three weeks - two weeks away in Austin, Texas, due to General Convention, and one additional week spent with family in Chicago, Illinois.
Greetings from Austin, Texas, and the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Tomorrow the convention ends, and I look forward to seeing all of you soon. This convention has had many highlights, and I will share them with you more adequately on Sunday, July 29, at 9:00 am at our General Convention Recap Forum.