Friday, April 11, 2008

A Special Night for Canterbury-MSU

This Sunday at 5 p.m., Bishop Gibbs will make a pastoral visitation to the campus ministry of Canterbury-MSU. Chaplain Sarah Midzalkowski and the students are excited about this event because not only is the bishop coming, but one of their newest members, Nikhil Jaikumar, will be baptized and confirmed at the service.

CMSU recently moved its worship out of the chapel into the main sanctuary at All Saints. The ministry is growing and thriving. Sarah has taken the students to work on Katrina rebuilding over Spring Break, and a group spent last weekend on a retreat with other Episcopal young adults from Province V. (They missed the riots entirely because they were on retreat.) On Wednesday nights, the group gathers in a local pub or coffee shop for "Theology on Tap," where they discuss a question of faith. During finals week, Sarah opens the rectory for study space upstairs in the living room, and destress time downstairs in the family room.

Anyone is welcome to drop in at a CMSU service, Sundays at 5 p.m. at All Saints. Or on campus, Wednesdays at noon in the Alumni Chapel. This Sunday would be an especially good time to come show your support for the Episcopal ministry at Michigan State, and for Nikhil as he joins the Body of Christ.

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