A Message from Bishop Hirschfeld at General Convention 2018

The Presiding Bishop just preached a rousing sermon on John 15—the Vine! And he linked “abiding” with “holding on: keeping our eyes on the prize of the life and teaching of Jesus.” He urges all Episcopalians to renew a commitment to learning about Jesus in order to form our hearts, minds and souls before we go into the world to witness to his love and justice.

It’s great to hear our Presiding Bishop’s message resonate with what we are about in NH… focusing on abiding in the vine of Christ, welcoming Christ to abide in us as we hope to grow and bear fruit… and this starts with our renewing the faithful by practices of learning, prayer, spiritual growth. There seems to be a synchronous alignment of the Spirit as we turn again toward Jesus.