Thursday, January 21, 2021

For those we Love

This prayer is from The Book of Common Prayer, and it is for "those we love." Saying it is a great way to be more mindful of others.

 

For those we Love

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that you are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

May we all remember to tell those we love, how we feel. Nothing goes without saying.

 

With my love and prayers.

 

Whit+

 

P.S. If you are interested, The Book of Common Prayer is available online here - https://www.bcponline.org/ - the prayer above is in the Prayers and Thanksgivings section, and is number 54.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A Prayer for Today

On this inauguration day, let us say a prayer for our former President and his First Lady as they transition to private life, and a prayer for our new President and his First Lady, and all in civil authority.

19. For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority, from The Book of Common Prayer, page 820.

 O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Tonight

Today is January 20, 2021. Join us tonight for Evening Prayer and our Bible Project Class via Zoom.

Zoom Evening Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Evening Prayer

Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is his name. Amos 5:8



For Quiet Confidence

For Quiet Confidence, from the Book of Common Prayer, as read by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.


O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Important Update

 Dear All,
 
Mother Dawnell, Deacon Rob, and I were exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 last Sunday, January 17, at St. Patrick’s. Per State of Louisiana and Bishop Owensby’s guidelines, we are quarantining for 5 days, monitoring our symptoms, and will then be tested.
 
Until that time, all worship at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas will be virtual. Information about worship will be on our blogs and Facebook pages.
 
For those at St. Alban’s, our worship, and 2021 Annual Meeting scheduled for this Sunday, January 24, were already planned to be virtual.
 
We will be in touch about when we are cleared to resume our normal activities. Until then, please keep us in your prayers.
 
Dawnell+, Deacon Rob, and Whit+
 
P.S. – Others who were present at St. Patrick’s this past Sunday will be contacted directly with further instructions by Deacon Rob and Debbie Harkness.

Cards & Letters of Love

Cards or letters for Father Lee Jefferson, who is undergoing treatment at MD Anderson in Houston, may be sent to the following address (for the next 10 days - or January 28):

Lee & Rita Jefferson 
C/O James R. Garner
2811 Rusk
Houston, Texas 77003

Our prayers continue always!