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Saturday, November 18, 2006

December 9th CONFERENCE

Conference for Christian Believers
~ all those who are concerned about or being impacted by the ~
Crisis in the Church

Crisis in the Episcopal Church:
what the Spirit says to the churches

‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
Revelation 2:7, 11 , 17 ,29 and 3:6, 13, 22

Saturday morning, December 9th, 2006
9:00 o'clock in the morning until noon

Bethel Christian Fellowship
321 East Avenue
Rochester, New York

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Douglas Taylor-Weiss
Rector of Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church in Auburn, New York.

Fr. Doug was present at the 2003 General Convention of the Episcopal Church when it made its communion-rending decisions which affected the world-wide Anglican Communion. He will help us reflect upon the theological and practical ramifications of the widening crisis in the Church.

A Panel consisting of senior pastors
(Anglican, Episcopal, and Lutheran)
will reflect on hearing the Spirit in their respective Christian communities:

The Rev. David J. Harnish, All Saints Anglican Church, Rochester, N.Y.
The Rev. Michael H. Lubas, Reformation Lutheran Church, Rochester, N.Y.
The Rev. Douglas Taylor-Weiss, Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church, Auburn, N.Y.
The Rev. Arthur W. Ward, Jr., St. Bartholomew’s Church (Episcopal), Tonawanda, N.Y.

There will be a Question and Answer period during the Panel Discussion time.

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Conference Sponsor:
All Saints Anglican Church
Rochester, New York
Celebrating their one year anniversary of new life within the Anglican Province of Uganda 11/19/2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

All Saints Anglican Church, Irondequoit, New York

All Saints Anglican Church of Rochester, NY:
Evicted, yet Moving Forward

A summary judgment of the NY State Supreme Court was issued on September 13, 2006 in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester forcing All Saints Anglican Church out of its church buildings at 759 Winona Boulevard in Irondequoit. A final decision awaits the outcome of an appeal, which is currently being taken from this judgment.

In loving generosity and Christian hospitality, the people of Reformation Lutheran Church have offered a place for All Saints’ ongoing life and worship. The Christian reality of faith in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ continues to be celebrated and witnessed by the members of All Saints.

The Rev. David Harnish has stated:
The church is its people and not the buildings where they worship, truly even “the powers of death shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). The Christians of All Saints Anglican Church are indeed alive and, like the first Christians, they are finding strength through meeting in home groups and moving ahead in faith.

All Saints, where people are warmly welcomed, is in communion with the Anglican Church of Uganda. The congregation will be building on this international mission partnership with the people of Uganda, as well as sharing in local and regional ministries in upstate New York. All Saints seeks to join with fellow believers across denominational boundaries in promoting the primary place of the Bible as the traditional Christian guide for living and authority on matters of faith.

We welcome all those who would like to gather with All Saints Anglican Church for worship, prayer and witness at 10 a.m. Sundays in the chapel at 111 N. Chestnut St. which is housed in Reformation Lutheran Church buildings.

May the genuine Christian faith, based upon the Holy Bible, come into greater strength and vitality in the lives of today’s believers. It is time to stand up for Jesus!

On behalf of the People of All Saints Anglican Church,
The Rev. David J. Harnish, Rector

Contact All Saints at: allsaintsr@yahoo.com
or P.O. Box 67824, Rochester, NY 14617

Support through prayers, letters of encouragement and financial gifts offered to God may be sent to:
All Saints Anglican Church, P.O. Box 67824, Rochester, NY 14617
…and would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Gaining vision in the wilderness

May we pause... and reflect amidst our prayerfulness in these days. Is not all that is happening truly the birth pangs of the latter days? Do we sense the internal groanings in our minds, our hearts and bodies ...and even our souls?
'We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.' Romans 8:22-25 (RSV).
Let us take heart... and all the more as we see the Day drawing near. Let us look up... for our Salvation is drawing near! Let us lift up our drooping hands. Let us not allow our knees to be put out of joint. Let us not neglect to meet together as is the habit of the faithful (especially in times such as these).
We need to hear and listen to the voice of our Lord - tuning in more carefully, prayerfully - especially in these days when the Word of the Lord is scarce amongst so many...
May our Lord Jesus touch your heart and open you to Him for renewal: This Day... while there is still daylight!