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Letters to AO

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Letters from 17 April to 23 April 2006

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We come to you for healing, Lord

In your April 2 issue Kathleen Cameron shared wonderful alternate words to 1992 Hymnal #658 ("As longs the deer"). Before I use these words I want to be sure they are anonymous or, if not, by whom were they written and/or copyrighted. I could not find an email address for Ms. Cameron nor received a response from her parish. Do you know. (Also thanks for your wonderful ministry. We continue to lift Cynthia up in our prayers and she is on our parish prayer list.)

Harry Denman
St. Patrick's, Broken Arrow (suburb of Tulsa)
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
17 April 2006

(Ed: Mrs Cameron tells us that the alternate wording to "As longs the deer" is by Herman G. Steumpfle, Jr., b. 1923, copyright GIA Publications 2002. Her parish probably hasn't gotten used to her recent name change to Cameron, which might explain their lack of response.)

One family of God

I was amazed when I read that there is a heap of Anglican Churches in Australia and Britain either for sale or that will be closing down, e.g. St Clements Anglican Church, Marrickville Sydney.

I just do not know how we could as devout Christians let these things happen in front of us. Why are other churches and congregations expanding and expanding e.g Muslims, Mormons, Methodists etc. Why do we have such negativity about our Churches, Doctrines, Form of worship etc.

We need to have an independent strong body that can lift up the hope of Anglicanism and its future.We need to have a positive clean body that can let every Anglican member communicate if they want. Whether this body is based in England, USA, Canada, or somewhere else, we do not care. We need to start thinking about the church as one family of God, just like any other modern church.

Sitaleki Moa
All Saints Church, Nuku'alofa
Nuku'alofa, TONGA
21 April 2006

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