Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

The Collect for Labor Day:
Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bishop Jake on Love - Part Three

Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have A Dream - August 28, 1963

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of King's speech during the March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. is commemorated on the Church's calendar on April 4 (or January 15 alternatively). The Collect for his remembrance is:
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Interfaith Flapjack Fundraiser

Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith will have a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the work of the group at Applebee’s, 4911 Pecanland Mall Drive on Saturday, August 31 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. For more information, contact Archdeacon Bette J. Kauffman.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Playful God Playful Church  

Monroe Convocation Meeting  
A Pre-convention Convocational meeting will be held tomorrow, signal the approach of a very important deadline in the preparation for the October Convention of the Diocese of Western Louisiana. The gathering is a wonderful forum for the dissemination of information. It will also give interested persons the opportunity to participate in the selection of a convocational representative on the Diocesan Council and the nomination of individuals to be elected to diocesan offices at Convention. 

The Convocational Meeting for the Monroe Convocation will be August 18, 3:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe in Kilbourne Hall.

Joy in the Journey

Joy in the Journey header
The Commission on Addiction and Recovery, Episcopal Diocese of  
Western Louisiana, presents its twenty-third Recovery Retreat
Joy in the Journey   

Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to
Sunday, September 29, 2013, Noon 
The Hardtner Camp and Conference Center, Pollock, Louisiana  

Featuring internationally known Retreat Master Father Tom W., S.J
Father Tom W., S.J. travels around the world spreading the good news about Spirituality and Recovery. Father W will be departing immediately after our "Joy in the Journey'' Recovery Retreat to conduct retreats in Asia. He has been involved with people in twelve step programs since 1976. A former Director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and a teacher, he has degrees in counseling, education and theology.

Total cost of the Retreat is $115.00 per person

Bishop Jake on Love, Part Two