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Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

The Gift Economy of Pentecost

In 2016, I took a trip with some parishioners from Saint Michael’s and All Angels parish to Honduras to visit and work alongside a community that the parish had been supporting for well over ten years. Each year, a group of parishioners would gather supplies and money to go down to Honduras to work in community improvement projects, to provide some basic fluoride treatment for children’s teeth, and to host classes with students in the local Episcopal School. By the…

Living in the Wild: A Blessing to Creation

Originally written for the Diocese of Arizona’s E-pistle Newsletter on 20 May 2021             “Almighty and everlasting God, Creator of all things and giver of all life, let your blessing be upon this creation and grant that it may serve to your glory and the welfare of your people.” These are the opening lines of one of the prayers for the rogation procession on rogation days – a time that we have honored and prayed for the bounty of God’s…

A Living Church

Over the last several weeks, the Invite Council has encouraged our whole parish to find at least one ministry in the parish to make a commitment of time and talent through Belong Engage Believe. The ministries listed on the page are the ministries that have been part of our parish for a time. Because we are in a pandemic, the Invite Council created the resource using online technology so everyone could participate – whether you attend in-worship or you continue…