Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Pray for the Church"

May 13, 2005
Sewanee, Tennessee

In less than a month at The University of The South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee, approximately thirty Master of Divinity graduates will be turned loose on an unsuspecting world. The Rev. Dr. Don Armentrout, the professor best known for teaching Church History, will be standing by wringing his hands and saying, "Pray for the Church."

This blog is a special prayer request for the Church. It is a request for prayer for all church planters, and especially one of the newest, The Rev. Connie Gordon of the Diocese of Utah. She has answered a call to plant a new church in South Salt Lake County. Now we must now revise and add Connie's name to the prayer written by our classmate The Rev. Kevin Fisher:

Lord God, through holy scripture you have taught us that some plant and some water, but that only you grant increase and growth. Cultivate and nourish, we pray, all church planters and their missions, especially Connie Gordon, Linda McCloud, and Frank Logue, that knowledge of your love, healing, and saving grace may grow without limit throughout the world. We pray your blessing especially upon the Bishops, priests, deacons, and lay persons of the Diocese of Utah and the Diocese Georgia that your will may be done through them for the Churches that are planted. In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ we pray.

Pastor Linda
The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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