The Rt. Rev. Julius Makoni, brother of our member, Dr. Stephen Makoni, visited All Saints’ on Sunday, June 10,and again on September 23rd, at the invitation of North Dakota Diocesan Bishop Michael Smith, and Mother Mary. Bishop Julius is Bishop of the Diocese of Manicaland, Zimbabwe.
Last Sunday, Bishop Julius was able to preach and celebrate so that Mother Mary could be in Minneapolis with Deacon Alice Yeager, who had been flown to Minneapolis for emergency medical care on Thursday, September 20.
In June, He celebrated the Eucharist and brought warm greetings from members of his diocese. His visit corresponded with the baptism of Rafe Hedgepeth, whom Bishop Julius chrismated and blessed at the altar. It was a joyous morning; and we at All Saints’ commit to pray for Bishop Julius and the Diocese of Manicaland as they face some significant challenges and opportunities in serving God’s people and sharing the Gospel. Thanks to Micah Bloom for this wonderful photo!