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Archive for November 2019

The Bishop’s Message

The best way to understand our faith and practice is to take a Bible, a copy of the historic Book of Common Prayer, and come and worship with us. The center of our worship is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord’s Supper, and the Divine Liturgy. It is the only service…

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Pastoral Letters

A Pastoral Letter is an open letter of a Bishop to his clergy and laity which gives instructions, admonitions, guidelines and directions  concerning a certain problem or question.    On Freedom of Choice  Act March 21, 2009 To all Clergy, and Laity of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley ACA/TAC: Greetings: The Affirmation of St.…

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DMV position on recent Supreme Court ruling on Same Sex Union

From 06/27/2015 Good Evening to all of the Faithful in Diocese of the Missouri Valley: The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has taught from the earliest times that Holy Matrimony is the indissoluble union of one man and one woman, and often that teaching has not been understood or accepted by the pagan culture.…

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Canonical Amendments

From 05/12/2015 Proposed Canonical Amendments for  consideration at the Synod next month.Regarding amendments DMV Canon 29.1  reads as follows: Proposed amendments to these Canons shall be submitted in writing to the Diocesan Secretary at least 60 days prior to the Synod meeting at which the proposed action is to be taken, and the proposed amendments shall…

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A Successful Synod

From 06/10/2016 Once again, I would like to thank all of you that came to Estes Park for both your attendance and participation in the 35th annual Synod of the DMV. Not only is this annual meeting important with regard to the right-ordering, good government, and well-being of the Church, it is also important with regard to…

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Thank You, Mary Wilcox

BLOOMINGTON – Mary M. Wilcox, 79, of Bloomington, died at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Right Rev. Bishop Stephen D. Strawn will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Mountain…

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