Canterbury Episcopal at SMU

Canterbury Episcopal is a campus ministry at Southern Methodist University focused on community development, spiritual formation and service.

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[12/20/17]   A blessed Advent to all! Compline will return when classes resume next term. Please join us on January 22 at 8 PM. Reception to follow.

Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event!

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[10/24/16]   It's election season - and early elections are up and running in the state of Texas! Don't forget that your vote counts! We are praying for our country and each of you who are connected to Canterbury, even if you haven't made it to visit us yet. So come on down to Canterbury House across from Dedman School of Law tomorrow for worship and fellowship. Doors are open tomorrow from 4-6pm. Come to say and hi or plan to say for awhile. See you tomorrow at Canterbury - all are welcome and bring a friend!

[10/17/16]   We invite you to stop by Canterbury House tomorrow (Tuesday, October 18th) to unplug and refresh! Doors open at 4pm and we will worship at 4:45. We have great wifi and would love to support you in your journey of faith. There is a place at the table for everyone at Canterbury. Come see for yourself and bring a friend!

[10/09/16]   Happy Fall Break! Canterbury will not be meeting this Tuesday due to the break. We are working on some exciting and big events coming soon. Let us know how we can pray for you!

[10/04/16]   Why be a Christian? Because the good news of Jesus Christ means all are welcome at the table. Come join us tomorrow at 4:30. Join a community where you are loved, no matter what! Bring a friend and see you tomorrow! The table is set and all are invited.

[09/27/16]   If it's Tuesday, it's time to gather at Canterbury! Spend some time in worship and get away from the stress of the semester for an hour or so. Take time to reconnect! See you st 4:30!

[09/17/16]   Looking for a church close to SMU for Sunday worship? Here are the closest churches to the campus:
St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church
All Saints Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Connecting with a local church and being involved in campus ministry are some of the best ways to stay grounded during your collegiate experience. Come see us at Canterbury this Tuesday!

[09/15/16]   Like our page and share it with your friends! We want to be a place where all are welcome.

[09/13/16]   It's almost Tuesday! And if it's Tuesday, it's time to gather at Canterbury! Come by tomorrow between 4-7pm for worship and fellowship!

[09/05/16]   It is such a great gift to have this Labor Day off from our labors and we hope to see you tomorrow at Canterbury! The doors will open at 3:30 and stay open until 7:30. We'll worship around 4:30 and have some snacks and fellowship for all who join us. Bring a friend too - we love the company. See you tomorrow!

Mass on the Grass Community Blast

Here is a free event with FREE food - who doesn't love free food! Let me know if you need a ride! Mass on the Grass Community Blast is a family friendly 10:00 AM Service followed by A Neighborhood Picnic beginning at 11:30 AM Entertainment will be provided by The Happy Campers Band and there will be plenty of Food, Games and More! FREE EVENT โ€“ All Are Welcome Sunday September 25 โ€“ 11:30 am to 2:...

[08/30/16]   Today is the day! We will gather for a service at 4:30, followed by snacks and fellowship. Come when you can - we'll be there over several hours and would love to see you! Questions? Text Paige at 214-704-9430 or email at [email protected]. See you tonight!

[08/03/16]   A Night at the Club is a great way to learn more about campus organizations, and we will be there on Saturday, August 20th from 8-10pm to meet you all! Come to Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and let's get the school year started off right!

[07/27/16]   Are you a new student attending AARO today? Canterbury folks are at the table and ready to welcome you! Stop by and introduce yourself!

[06/06/16]   We are meeting to plan for the fall today - let us know if you have ideas for our [email protected] community!

[05/26/16]   Are you looking for a fun and relaxing community while studying at SMU? We will be starting our fall programming in August and would love your feedback! All are welcome to join us! Email Paige Hanks, our Diocesan Campus Minister with your input for meeting times at [email protected]. Can't wait to meet the Episcopal students around campus!

Meet Our New Director and Worship With Us

Meet Our New Director and Worship With Us

Summoned: Stepping Up To Live And Lead With Jesus

Humbled and amazed at 25,000 completions of my 14-day reading plan on YouVersion. Not a day goes by without reports on the brokenness of the world. This plan will help you engage with key scriptures that show how God calls, shapes, and sends us to be a life-giving presence to those around us โ€“ to join with Jesus in healing the world.

[04/26/16]   #Parachute tonight atv8 at the #Kessler. Cheering on Will and the guys. Pre-show dinner, 5:45 at #TrinityGroves.

[04/25/16]   Joyful birthday, Savannah!

[04/13/16]   We meet tonight at 8 for dinner and Evening Prayer.
Join us!

Tha Canterbury House
3308 Daniel Ave.

Restoration Saturday - BridgeBuilders Dallas

Join us Saturday the 9th at 9am for a morning of service at Bonton Farms. Go here for the info: This Restoration Saturday will begin at the former H.S. Thompson Elementary School in Bonton. We will begin our day in support of the community through prayer and cleaning up some of the grounds. After finishing there, we will head down the street and finish the day at the Farm. The address for H.S.โ€ฆ

[04/03/16]   Tar Heels! Yes, yes, yes! C'mon, Roy, let's get your 3rd!!! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

[03/26/16]   NT Wright: Waiting and Working on Holy Saturday:

They tried to keep Jesus safely dead then, and they try it still today.

Again and again, when the newspapers or the radio stations want to talk about God, they ignore Jesus. We hear experts pro- claiming that science has disproved God โ€” without realizing that the 'god' you could squeeze out of the picture by more and more scientific discoveries is not the God whom Christians worship. Our world is still full of the modern equivalents of high priests going to the governor to have a guard placed on the tomb โ€” the sceptics appealing for help to the powerful. It didn't work then and it won't work now.

Sometimes, though, we Christians need to observe a Holy Saturday moment. On Holy Saturday, there is nothing you can do except wait. The Christian faith suffers, apparently, great defeats. There are scandals and divisions, and the world looks on and loves it, like the crowds at the foot of the cross. When the Pope visited the United Kingdom in September 2010, he spent almost all his time talking about Jesus while the commentators in the media spent almost all their time talking about sex. And where the church, through its own fault, has caused scandal, a time of silence may be appropriate.

But God will do what God will do, in God's own time. The world can plot and plan, but all of that will count for nothing when the victory already won on the cross turns into the new sort of victory on the third day. In many parts of the western world today, the church is almost apologetic, afraid of being sneered at. It looks as though the chief priests of our culture, the Pharisees in today's media, and even the political leaders, have won. Give them their day to imagine that. It's happened before and it will happen again. The Romans tried to stamp out the Christian faith once and for all at the end of the third century, but within a few years more than half the empire had converted and the new emperor gave in. Many people in England were sceptical about Christian faith after the religious turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but great revivals of various different sorts took place in the eighteenth and nineteenth. Who knows what will happen next, after the sneering and scheming of the sceptics of our day? Our part is to keep Holy Saturday in faith and hope, grieving over the ruin of the world that sent Jesus to his death, trusting in the promises of God that new life will come in his way and his time.

And there is usually something to be done in the present, even when times are sad and hard. It took considerable courage for Joseph of Arimathea to go to Pontius Pilate and ask for Jesus' body. Peter and the others had run away to hide because they were afraid of being thought accomplices of Jesus. Joseph had no such qualms, even after Jesus' death.
Some of Jesus' followers might well have thought that, if the Romans had crucified him, he can't have been the Messiah, so he must have been a charlatan. They might willingly have let the Romans bury him in a common grave, as they usually did after a crucifixion (always supposing there was anything left to bury once dogs, birds and vermin had done their work). But Joseph didn't see it that way. A clean linen cloth; the tomb he had prepared for himself; and the security of a great stone.

It all had to be done in haste, with the sabbath approaching (that's why the two Marys were watching, so they could go back on the first day of the new week to complete what should be done to the body). But what was done was done decently. Sometimes, as we work for and with Jesus, it may feel a bit like that. We aren't sure why we've got to this place, why things aren't going as we wanted or planned, and the life seems to have drained out of it all. That's a Holy Saturday moment. Do what has to be done, and wait for God to act in his own way and his own time.

Help us, gracious Lord, to wait for your victory, and in the mean- time to serve you in whatever way we can.

[03/24/16]   Loved having @justinbrooks with us last night, and his moving original song, "We Remember."

[03/07/16]   Safe break, y'all...

[02/23/16]   Excited to have Alex Graham leading this week๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

[02/10/16]   Happy birthday to Gabriella Padgett, our Peer Ministry Intern last year.

[02/10/16]   Happy birthday to Matt Lockard, Canterbury's faculty advisor.

[01/25/16]   My dad, 83 yrs old, was taken by ambulance last night
to Reid Heart Center at Moore Regional Hospital in Southern Pines, NC. The MD says his heart is "in bad shape, with high risk of stopping."

Prayer much appreciated.

- Daniel

[11/25/15]   Next Wednesday, December 2nd, we will be having our regular meeting at Daniel's place. I will be giving a homily with my photography. The party starts at 7:30!

[11/04/15]   Caroline Waller will be at the west bridge today, from 10-2, to chat about the Fellows Program at Church of the Incarnation. Stop by to say hi and find out more about a solid way to deepen your faith and grow your capacity to serve and lead.

[10/20/15]   This week: 10/21...
Cane's chicken and fries at 7:30.
Eucharist service at 8 with Mtr Rebecca Tankersley.

See y'all then!

[10/13/15]   Excited to have SMU Perkins grad, Lainie Allen, leading our discussion this week. 8pm Wednesday, at 3308 Daniel Ave, the Canterbury House.

[09/27/15]   Fr Paul Klitzki (Ascension) will preside at our Eucharist service this week. Bishop-elect Sumner will preach. 8pm, Canterbury House, 3308 Daniel Ave.

[09/23/15]   Daniel here. Still hard to believe that I'm flying to DC to hear Pope Francis address Congress!!!

[09/15/15]   Join us tonight at 7 at McCord Auditorium for the 8 Days film, sponsored by the Embrey Human Rights Center.

[09/02/15]   Guess-Who's-Coming-To-Dinner Night Next Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 @ Canterbury House!!
Home Cooked Dinner compliments of Lainie Allen ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ. Who's IN??
And, think of one friend you can invite to join us! Come ALL

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