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Bill Lewellis
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Live God's love. Tell what you have seen and heard
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newSpin, the newsletter November 30, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • A great migration from Puerto Rico is set to transform Orlando … [NYT, Nov. 17] Ten intolerable days after Hurricane Maria trounced Puerto Rico, Sahria Garcia finally got a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter November16, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Don't be the one without coverage … The Trump administration has cut funding for advertising during the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act medical insurance. A Los Angeles graphic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
By Bill Lewellis "Sometimes the Universe goes out of its way to remind you of unmistakable goodness," wrote Jim Lewellis recently on his Facebook page. "Shuning and I went out for dinner tonight in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), which is ten... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
A Draft on a Guide On a Journey to Authenticity/Integrity Bill Lewellis (bill.lewellis@gmail.com) and Bruce Baker (papabruce8@comcast.net) God acts in our lives … in varied, strange, unpredictable ways. Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter November 2, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Cut child poverty rate in half … or send $130,000 a year to every household in the top 1 percent? … [h/t David Leonardt] House Republicans approved a budget... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter October 19, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect … [NYT Editorial Board, Oct. 18] President Trump and Republicans in Congress have brought chaos to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter October 5, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • There is a justice issue at the heart of these hurricanes … [NCR, Michael Sean Winter, Sept. 25] After such devastation, more than charity is needed and more than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
CAN YOU CELEBRATE A WEDDING ANNIVERSARY EVEN IF YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE STILL STANDING … By Caroline Cavett Here’s an exercise in theoretical abstraction: can you celebrate (with great joy) a wedding anniversary even though you’re the only one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter September 21, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under Rubble … [NYT, Sept. 20] A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday (Sept. 19) afternoon, toppling buildings, killing children in a school... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter September 7, 2017 – Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the unofficial newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
The Morning Call, Sept. 10, 2017 Time flies for me at 80 in two-week increments. Throughout the year, as a volunteer, I create the newSpin newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. Email me if you’d like to receive it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter August 24, 2017 – Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the unofficial newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter August 10, 2017 – Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the unofficial newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
Bill Lewellis An old sermon Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 screen adaptation of David Mamet’s play about four salesmen who work in a cutthroat marketplace. Their company values them only for the leads they close. They give in to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter July 26, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the unofficial newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
Pent 5A, Proper 9A, July 9, 2017 Redeemer, Longport NJ (Bill Lewellis) Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 YOKES AND BURDENS I “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter June 15, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the unofficial newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter June 1, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The newSpin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
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By Bill Lewellis Every church should be poor, not because members are not generous, but because it gives away what it has. –Don Knapp Father Donald Knapp will celebrate 60 years as a priest on May 27. He was ordained... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter May 18, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The newSpin... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter May 4, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The newSpin... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
A Bright Light Went Out Today 17 January, 2017 A Bright Light went out today. Broken hearts litter the landscape. Radiant she was, with the Shekinah beaming off her cheeks, quietly emanating God's peace. A deeply holy woman greatly loved... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
The Morning Call, April 29, 2017 http://www.mcall.com/features/religion/mc-faith-lewellis-0430-20170429-story.html In The Marriage Plot, a prize-winning novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, two Brown University graduates decide to backpack through Europe. They part when one wants to go to India to serve at Mother Teresa’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
newSpin, the newsletter April 20, 2017 Bill Lewellis [A DioBeth newsletter (General or Leadership) or the newSpin newsletter is published online on Thursdays in the following rotation: (1) Leadership News, (2) The newSpin newsletter, (3) General News, (4) The newSpin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin
(An excerpt from a sermon Bill Lewellis preached on Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, Grace Church Allentown] Christ is risen, Alleluia! I’m tempted to tell you how that happened. But that would simply be my imagination working overtime. We don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at DioBeth newSpin