Anglican community active in the United States in the Episcopal churches | Letters to the Editor

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We rejoice to hear that there are more workers in God’s bountiful harvest in our community, according to Saturday’s Faith and Values ​​column. It should be noted that the worldwide Anglican Communion has been active on these shores through the Episcopal Church since Charles Wesley began preaching at Fort Frederica in 1736. Non-Episcopalians would probably not know us as the American contingent of the Anglican Communion , the largest Protestant Christian community. denomination in the world. Anglicanism links Protestantism and Catholicism, with room for different thought and expression between the two. It may not yet fully express who we are. An old song says that we know a Christian community by its love. We are an inclusive church, welcoming all people, including LGBTQ+ people, precisely because we cherish the Bible and the Jesus we encounter there in the gospels. The six Episcopal congregations in Glynn County show the love of Jesus daily by working with the poor, feeding the hungry, supporting our schools and those in recovery, working for reconciliation and healing, and many more. ways that our neighbors already know, even if they don’t know us by our global Anglican name. We cherish our roots and our history, but our priority is to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

In the Gospel of John, when people could not believe Jesus’ inclusive redemptive message that set him apart from other religious leaders of his day, his response is the one we offer today: Come and see. Everyone is welcome. (For the Reverend’s Julian Clarke, Tommy Townsend and Dewayne Cope.)

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