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104-Baptism calls every Christian to the margins



In episode 104, we continue our two-part series with a lay and clergy person called in discernment to an Anglican religious order.

Today host Barbi Click speaks with the Rev. Maria Evans, MD. She’s currently the interim assistant priest at two parishes in the St. Louis
area for a few more months, before her ministry of interim takes her to her next destination.

Maria’s discernment to ordination as a priest was a winding path of many years, and she shares some of the stories from her journey.

 

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028 Discerning God’s claim on our lives



This episode unpacks that dense term “discernment” and helps us imagine how a person, how a community hears God’s call to deeper ministry or to ordination. Our guest is Mike Angell, rector of Holy Communion Episcopal Church in University City and chair of the Commission on Ministry, tasked with helping Christians in that discernment journey. He and host Deacon Harry Leip weave in stories of discernment from the Bible, from their own histories, and from folks who have recently trekked through this process.

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023 How does a downtown church find God’s work beyond their red doors?



An intentional self-study as a beloved pastor of thirty plus years was retiring, a congregational development course challenged a downtown congregation to discern they wanted to be not only more visible in their community, but more active and engaged. It led them out the front doors, to look up and around at the connections to be made.  “We didn’t set out to start whole new social service agency. We were just trying to figure out, how can we as a faith community bring our resources, energy, talents and skills to the table to meet some of the needs we have in this community?”

With Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering from Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City and host Deacon Harry Leip.

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