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Prayers for Las Vegas

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Feast of St. Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings in our crucified and risen Lord. The Book of Daniel refers to "the mystery of iniquity."  That is surely what we see in the horrifying and shocking massacre in Las Vegas. There are times when the depths of depravity shock us, as well as others when human grandeur surprises us as well.  One is dealt with, and the other made perfect, in Jesus’ suffering with and for us.  At such a time as this we should remember the dead and pray for the wounded in our own prayers and in those of our parishes. Thanks be to God that infinitely deeper than iniquity is the costly salvation Jesus has wrought for us.  



Hurricane Harvey Aid Update

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Greetings in Christ,

I remain in contact with the bishops of the dioceses suffering the effects of hurricane Harvey. As I get more information from the Bishops of Texas and West Texas, I will coordinate with them about how we can serve them through marshalling the combined ministry of EDOD.  Below is how they suggest we can best serve them now:

  •       Give through Episcopal Relief and Development       


  •      If you are so inclined, give directly to the affected dioceses 

 Diocese of Texas and Diocese of West Texas 

  •      Give blood

The Rev. Keith Turbeville, our Disaster Relief Coordinator, is my "point person" on our overall relief effort and response.  You may direct questions to him, and I am certain you will hear more from him soon on what our combined effort can and will be.

In the meantime, I reiterate my call that we all be in prayer for the people enduring by the devastation from hurricane Harvey.


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