A Word from Our Bishop

A Word from Our Bishop

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A New Past | Bishop Wallace-Padgett

Dear Friends, This is a time of year synonymous with new. Indeed, we frequently associate the first weeks of the year with phrases like new beginning, new start, new opportunity and new past. I can picture the puzzled looks that followed reading “a ...

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Christmas Eve Message | Bishop Wallace-Padgett

Christmas Eve: God Broke Through the Hopelessness with Hope Luke 2:25-40 Years ago my mother and I travelled to Oxford, England to be with my sister Barbara and her husband Kevin for a few days after their son Joseph’s birth. The plan was for us to...

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December Tornadoes | Bishop Wallace-Padgett

Dear Friends, The nation awakened this past Saturday morning to the news that during the night and early morning hours, tornadoes had wreaked havoc in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and several neighboring states. Lives were lost, buildings destroyed ...

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Bishop Wallace-Padgett invites Holston to Read Together

Dear Friends, I shared with those of you who attended Holston District Days this fall that II Corinthians 5:17 is one of my life verses. “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become ...

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Holy Land Trip | Bishop Wallace-Padgett

Dear Friends, My husband Lee and I were in our early forties when first offered the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land. Our bishop at the time, Robert C. Morgan, extended the invitation to all of the persons he had ordained during his eight ...

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A New Season

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Dear Friends, I love the rhythm and variety of the four seasons.  Fall brings the beauty of turning leaves.  Winter’s crisp air and occasional snow ...