Monday, January 25, 2016

More on St. Joseph's Water

Episcopal Cafe's story about St. Joseph's water crisis features our Garrett Boyte.
Photos from Garrett Boyte show the decline from yellowish water to murky, muddy water St. Joseph, Louisiana, is drawing comparisons…

Happeing #54

What a group at Happening #54! The weekend was amazing. Thanks to all who helped - especially at St. Alban's to Lee, Garrett and Archdeacon Bette Jo!

Look at the happy faces of thes staff members and candidates in the Camp Hardtner Chapel.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

St. Joseph Water

Photos of the water in St. Joseph from Garrett.
Garrett Boyte, a member of St. Alban's, has had to evacuate St. Joseph because the water supply has been shut down. The conditions of the drinking water in St. Joseph are unacceptable. Please sign and share the petition to get clean drinking water for a community in our state and the home of one our most beautiful Episcopal Churches!

The town of St. Joseph in Tensas Parish, LA is the poorest community in the state. Nearly 40% of the…

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Press Conference - Primates Meeting

About and hour in length - this press conference held on January 15 at the conclusion of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England, may give you a fuller picture of all that happened and what it means for the Episcopal Church.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Socks for the Shelter

The folks down at the DeSiard Street Shelter - Refuge of Hope can always use socks. Drop them at church and we'll deliver them. Thanks!

Day of Service

Do something of service for others today...

Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. this day - here is the Collect for MLK that we prayed yesterday...

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. (From - Holy Women, Holy Men)
Icon via Garrett

Friday, January 15, 2016

Full Communique from Our Primates

The FULL communique from ‪#‎primates2016‬ was issued this morning. This from The Episcopal Cafe...
The Primates condemned homophobic prejudice and violence and resolved to work together to offer pastoral care and loving service irrespective of sexual orientation. ... The Primates reaffirmed their rejection of criminal sanctions...

From Bishop Jake...

"I am grateful to be an Episcopalian and a member of the Anglican Communion. There is no corner of my life in which love is always easy and seamless. It would be unrealistic to expect that to be the case in the Church. But abiding in that love always stretches us toward holiness, because that love issues from Jesus Christ." Read Bishop Jake's full response by clicking below...


Our Presiding Bishop's Statement

A statement on the Primates Meeting from Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry.
Posted by The Episcopal Church on Friday, January 15, 2016

Primates Meeting

News from the Primates Meeting.
I'll be happy to talk to any of you who need to sort this out.
[Episcopal News Service — Canterbury, England] A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer…

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Epiphany Holy Eucharist

Join us tomorrow night, January 6 at 5:30 p.m., as we celebrate the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist!

The Collect for the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ:

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the Peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

early epiphany party and Epiphany Holy Eucharist

Tomorrow, the folks of St. Thomas' and St. Alban's Episcopal Church will gather at McLean Hall from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. for our early epiphany party! Bring an hors d'oeuvre to share.

Following the party - join us for - Iglesia San Alban Episcopal, Misión Latino / Hispana - La Santa Eucaristía, 5:00 p.m. ¡Todos son Bienvenidos! 

We will all celebrate the Epiphany on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 with Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. at St. Alban's as will St. Thomas' at their church. Hope to see you at some or all!