Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Adult Education Classes

Adult Education this Fall -It is time to register for EfM – the Education for Ministry group that will start here this fall. If you are interested, please speak to Fr. Whit – If you want Fr. Whit to order you a World Religion Book for our Sunday Morning Adult Ed Class – do that soon too!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

From Bishop Jake Owensby

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,

Last night an Alabama man opened fire in a Lafayette movie theater. He killed two young women and wounded nine other people before turning his gun on himself.

Among the wounded are two members of one of our local Episcopal parishes and the mother of a student attending a local Episcopal school. There seems to be no personal connection between the shooter and any of his victims. He was attending a comedy.

Words fail to express the shock and sorrow so many of us feel in response to yet another act of senseless, irrational violence. Our hearts go out to the victims, to their families, and to the entire community of Lafayette.

Join me in praying for those who died. May they rest in peace and rise in glory. May the merciful God comfort and console their grieving families and friends.

Join me in prayer for those who were wounded. May their recovery be swift and complete, and may God's healing touch guide the medical personnel caring for them.

Finally, pray for the deceased shooter. Nothing excuses his disregard for the infinite value of human life and his destructive violence. And yet our Lord teaches us to pray even for those who would do us harm and who would reject our prayers. May the infinitely loving God have mercy on his tormented soul.

My heart and mind-probably much like your own-are reeling with the specific horror and agony of the Lafayette shootings. Nevertheless, I am also mindful that these shootings join what seems like an endless stream of senseless violence across our country.

This is not the time to outline a detailed Christian response to our epidemic of violence. But there is space to name it for what it is: an epidemic. The medicine for this epidemic is the Gospel. And that Gospel teaches us to be peacemakers.

We followers of Jesus are not helpless in the face of violence. But we must take the risk to ask how we contribute-in many cases unconsciously and unintentionally-to a cultural addiction to violence. And we must have the courage to take the risky steps and to make the difficult changes to overcome violence with the peace that passes all understanding.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, PhD, DD
IV Bishop of Western Louisiana

La Santa Eucaristía

La Santa Eucaristía – Domingo, 1:30 p.m. - ¡Nuevo tiempo!

¡Todos son Bienvenidos!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

From the Episcopal Church...

Renew me this night in the image of your love, renew me in the likeness of your mercy, O God. ~ Celtic Benediction, J. Philip Newell

See you tomorrow at Church!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

EYC Pool & Pizza Party

6th-8th Graders
 are invited to an

EYC Pool & Pizza Party

At the home of Doug and Regina Wood
1708 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA  71201

Sunday, July 26th - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Don't forget to bring a towel.

This is an EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) Event.

For more information: contact

Wesley Johnson (512) 917-8499 or Regina Wood (318) 791-9744

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Christtrolling: Christian Meanness - A Rule of Life We Reject

From the Ninth Bishop of Texas, Andy Doyle - "This Jesus has taught me: that there is no room in the Gospel for Christian Meanness or Christtrolling and it is a rule of life we must reject. Christian Civility is a rule of life we must take on for the sake of the kingdom and the God we love."

Give it a look -