DIOCESE OF NEVADA
February 7, 2004
Prayers, laughter and applause were the sounds emanating from the Northwest District gathering at St. Paul's, Sparks on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Participation, information and instruction were the activities of the more than 70 people in attendance from the seven parishes in the district Coventry Cross, St. John's, St. Patrick's, St. Paul's, St. Stephen's, St. Peter's and Trinity.
Following the opening prayer by Bishop Katharine, attendees introduced themselves by sharing a spiritual New Year's resolution they had made.
of the oils and the renewal of baptism and ordination vows
(Teens Encounter Christ)
for Sexual Abuse Prevention
of Theology three-year course begins Trinity, Reno
A six-week study class begins February 12;
groups are heading to
four spaces remain for
Galilee Foundation's SECOND “Wines of the Bible” is upcoming on February 22 in Carson City.
for the successful five-year old
The UTO Spring in-gathering will be May 23.
Nevada US Senators was asked to support the TANF (Temporary Assistance
to Needy Families)"Snoweflake"
Facilitator Rev. Dave Mussatti (St. Patrick's, Incline Village) punctuated the proceedings with humorous stories. On a more serious note, he gave a brief update on Galilee and asked that applications for a camp director and counselors for Galilee summer sessions be submitted post haste.
The Rev. Jim Edwards, (Trinity) gave an erudite presentation on biblical passages alledgedly related to homosexuality,entitled “Sodom, Scripture and Sacrament” using overhead projection.
Bishop Katharine clarified that only if a parish chose to bless same-sex unions, must it develop a policy on that, but such a policy is otherwise not required.
Next Mission District meeting will be May 15, tentatively at St. Stephen's, Reno
The 2005 Diocesan Convention will be hosted by St. Paul's, Sparks October 7-9
Rev. Britt Olson asked a blessing before the luscious luncheon served by St. Paul's parishioners.
Photography by Gene Carse
Design by Jon Davidson
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