Skip to comments.Christ Church Midland update
Posted on 11/27/2005 3:28:07 PM PST by omega4412
Last May there was a lot of news here about Christ Church Midland when they split from St Nicholas church. Not much news since then. Their web site doesn't seem to show up in Google searches of Christ Church Midland but does exist. You can find their newsletter and bulletin there.
I emailed MeanWestTexan to ask how the church was doing.
Things are going very well!
Spiritually, I have never seen a more motivated group of people. Our congregation --- despite meeting in a school cafeteria or gym, depending on the Sunday --- has grown to over-flow capacity, increasingly filled with many a former "cradle" Episcopalian that had left the church for other denominations.
(The real heroes are the set up crew who set out and put up the chairs, altar, cross, et al., every Sunday. Kindly pray for them and their aching backs!)
The "Daughters of the King" chapter is up and running, which was very important to certain ladies of the church.
Dunstan, our Bishop, is coming soon from Africa [Bishop Dunstan Bukenya of the Diocese of Mityana, Uganda]. Talk about bread on the water coming back --- our congregation helped the African churches financially when they took the Biblical stand against ECUSA and, as a result, got their funding cut off. (If you recall one Bishop stating to ECUSA, "The Muslims took my freedom and the life of my family for Christ; you take only money.") Anyway, the churches in Africa we helped when ECUSA cut them loose are now helping us have proper oversight.
Jonathan, our senior priest, just got back from the AAC meeting in Philadelphia. Anglicans from all over the world knew about our little church and our stand --- and were quietly proud of us. It was very humbling.
We are still actively helping persecuted Christians in Africa, North Korea, and China.
Financially, things are going very well... The coffers overflow. We bought a large plot of land, did the bit with the architects, and are going to dedicate it next Sunday, in fact.
Thank you all for your prayers and continued support.
(Omega, feel free to cut-and-paste this into a public message --- spell check first, though!)
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