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    ReadToday's 10 a.m. Worship Links

    You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow

    citizens with the saints and members of the household of

    God.    Ephesians 2:19


    Sunday Morning Zoom link:

    HERE

    Meeting ID: 971 4981 1945

    You can download this week's bulletin from the

    Book of Common Prayer 

    HERE


    **You will be held in the Waiting Room until the service begins.**

    **Please remain muted upon entering the Zoom service.**


    To dial in by phone if you do not have a laptop or smartphone, call:

    1 301 715 8592 or 1 253 215 8782



    You can also watch on our YouTube Channel live during the service or an archived recording anytime Sunday afternoon.

    Use this link.

    1. I read this prayer for a clergy meeting yesterday. Wanted to share. Pray with me: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God, that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. Amen.
      1. Beautiful.
      2. the words "wisdom to know the difference". this speaks to me especially at this time as I consider a significant decision. Wisdom - what I pray for each day. Thanks for sharing Mark.
      3. Great wisdom. I find myself repeating these thoughts to ground my in these chaotic times. Thank you Mark
    2. published a newsletter

      ReadEnews: Pilgrim Year Begins

      From the Rector:

      I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in these last few months about pilgrimage – that we think in new ways about those things that we once knew as constants in our lives. For churchgoers like you and me, that has meant regular in-person corporate worship, the sharing of Holy Communion, a parade of infants newly baptized every few months, and then catching up on what is happening in the parking lot or around a table in the Parish Hall over coffee and donuts.


      We hope and trust that in due time Baptism and Eucharist will return for many of us to ground our weekly and seasonal sacramental life, for it is through the waters of baptism we are formed and made Christians, and at the altar, we are nourished with Christ’s presence in the bread and in the wine.  


      During this extended Pandemic-tide (as I’ve heard it referred to in church circles) we might want to place another experience alongside these two foundational sacraments: pilgrimage. What is being suggested especially now is that we re-imagine what it means to be a part of the local church community. A church, a parish, a congregation is no longer a static thing contained by physical space. We are worshipping and meeting online – staying connected while physically apart. Until there is a safe vaccine available, the vision for our common life may be one where persons are more spread out, on a shared journey together, gathering in small groups. These are days when we make more of a solitary walk. A pilgrimage. This coming program year (September to May) I invite us to learn in new ways what it means to be a Christian pilgrim.  More to follow.


      In Christ, Mark+

      1. Last night we began the first of 4 conversations on our shared work towards racial reconciliation. We meet again on Zoom Oct. 5. We are aware that we are a mostly white congregation talking about race. So, we wanted to begin by talking about whiteness. I encourage you to listen to some of these podcasts produced by Duke University. Let me know if you want to join our discussion group on Faithlife and/or join our next Zoom conversation.
        1. I attended the zoom mtg Monday night and wasn't really sure what or why I was participating. I only knew deep within my soul I had to know more about racism and where I fit into the picture. The podcasts are opening my mind, awareness or more importantly unawareness. I have listened to 2 podcasts and will certainly finish the series and review again. Think of how powerful a conversation we could have after so much insight.
      2. published a newsletter

        ReadToday's Worship Links
        Join us this morning on Zoom or YouTube Live

        You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow

        citizens with the saints and members of the household of

        God.    Ephesians 2:19


        Sunday Morning Zoom link:

        HERE

        Meeting ID: 971 4981 1945

        You can download this week's bulletin from the

        Book of Common Prayer 

        HERE


        **You will be held in the Waiting Room until the service begins.**

        **Please remain muted upon entering the Zoom service.**


        To dial in by phone if you do not have a laptop or smartphone, call:

        1 301 715 8592 or 1 253 215 8782

        1. published a newsletter

          ReadSeptember 17, 2020 Enews

          Our Shared Work: Racial Reconciliation

          Starting this Monday, Sept. 21st, we will spend four Monday evenings this fall to check in with one another on the ongoing work of racial reconciliation. Join Mark via Zoom at 7 p.m. 

          We will convene online again on: October 5th, October 19th and on November 2 at 7pm.

          We will reassess after those first four conversations. We will be looking through the resources provided by the Episcopal Church at https://episcopalchurch.org/racial-reconciliation and https://episcopalchurch.org/responding-to-racist-violence and the excellent Seeing White podcasts from Scene On Radio http://www.sceneonradio.org/tag/season-2/ This process, and work, will be ongoing – it is not a four-week project rather a place and a time to begin again. Join us to learn, pray, and act.

          1. Here is the Zoom link for Monday... Topic: Racial Reconciliation Time: Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94211707576