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 October 6th:  A Hymnbook to God:  The Living Spirit of the Psalms

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – light lunch provided -We’ll gather in the chapel in the church – enter through the Welcome Center Door

BobDiscover how our forebears in the Holy Land spoke to God in praise, lament, complaint, rejoicing, and thanksgiving.   The program brings us to a deeper understanding and appreciation of these beloved works, so central to the worship life of monastic orders for a millenium and a half and indicates ways in which you may employ them to deepen your personal worship practice

BIO:  Bob Griffiths is Chaplain BIO: Bob Griffiths is chaplain at the Pines of Sarasota, one of southwest Florida’s largest not-for-profit senior care facilities.  He is an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, past Spiritual Life and Adult Education Director of St Boniface Episcopal church in Sarasota, retreat leader, and spiritual director.  He is trustee of Dial Hope (a 24-hour internet and telephone ministry), and a member of the Abrahamic Reunion which seeks to bring about greater understanding among Christians, Muslims, and Jews







October 12: Diocesan convention—will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of SW Florida. The celebration  begins at 2:30 pm with an afternoon with the Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, Holy Eucharist at 5:00 pm, and a Reception at 7:00pm. Everyone invited to attend.