Sunday, November 27th Bishop Bill Murdoch celebrated for the first time at the new location of Light of Christ, Portland, the King Middle School. It was a wonderful service with beautiful liturgy and musical accompaniment from their worship team, during which he received two members into the Anglican Communion: Brian and Abigail Kileen, who also renewed their wedding vows.
Bishop Bill preached on Romans 13, particularly on verse 12, where St. Paul’s writes, “Let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” This verse is especially pressing now, in our secular culture, when we need to orient ourselves to live into our Christian worldview and walk in the reality of the Kingdom and Rule of God. To do this is to be counter-cultural in our mission. Webster’s Dictionary chose a new word of the year: “post-truth”, which stands as a reflection of where we are at as a nation. Given the season we are in, where truth and reason are in conflict with our worldview, this puts the teaching found in Romans 13 at the forefront of our mission.
After celebrating Holy Communion, the Light of Christ community had a time of fellowship and refreshments, during which time Bishop Bill was able to meet with The Rev. Evan Pillsbury and church leadership to discuss the immediate future of the Portland mission. We encourage you to attend if you’re in the area at The King Middle School on Deering Ave., in Portland, ME. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin the new year together in their new location of worship!