I am an Episcopal priest who loves preaching, liturgy, creative writing and one who has what you might call an edgy sense of humor. I am a musician (singer), and my creative writing abilities include writing sermons (of course), poetry and reflective essays.
I was raised a Southern Baptist, and became Episcopalian as an adult. Why?
I love www.episcopalchurch.org because it does not require that you leave your brains at the door. I love the fact that we offer ancient worship that has real and practical applications in your life.
I also love church because it can be a kind of instant family. Some you love, some you don’t, some make you nervous. But it’s community, nonetheless. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome in the Episcopal Church. At least you are wherever I am.
And now “wherever I am” is in Laurel, Maryland, as I am the Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church www.stphilipslaurel.org in Laurel, Maryland www.cityoflaurel.org, in the Diocese of Washington. So come and see us there! You are welcome, regardless of your gender, sexuality, age, marital status or any other category that you can name. Children are welcome, and no one in this parish will give you the “stink eye” if your child makes noise or fidgets or cries. (We do have nursery care, but we love children in worship.)
If you want to visit this community of faith, check out the website.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH REALLY DOES WELCOME YOU!
p.s. This blog is my own personal blog. It does not necessarily represent the views of every person in my parish.
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