3rd Sunday after Pentecost

20130609-090542.jpgThis Sunday we welcome The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF, as our guest celebrant and preacher at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Fr. Syedullah is the Director of Roots & Branches:Programs for Spiritual Growth, a ministry of Christian faith formation resources for the Church.

As an Episcopal priest, musician and educator, Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF, integrates resources of Christian spirituality, the arts, and liturgical worship to create experiences that facilitate spiritual growth. For more thanthirty years he has designed and led conferences, retreats, and workshops, nationally and internationally, to strengthen and enhance Christian community. He has served on the Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and is co-author of Liturgical Resources to Parishes; he currently serves on the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; and is a consultant to congregations to develop strategies to enhance programs for worship, spiritual formation, congregational life and mission. A member of the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis, a Christian Community of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, he emphasizes themes of praise of God, peace-making, reconciliation, and respect for all God’s creation. Programs that Father Syedullah offers invite participants into such a celebration of God and life. You can learn more about Fr. Syedullah and Roots & Branches program by visiting his website at: rootsandbranchesprograms.org.