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We come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. As we move toward the election of leaders for the United States, may we all join in a season of prayer, committing to offer to God our fears and frustrations, our hopes and dreams.
A novena is an ancient tradition of nine days of devotional prayers, often with a specific intention. In this case, we pray for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation.
Starting Oct. 27 and continuing through the day after the election, the Forward Movement invites you to pray for the election of leaders in the United States.
These prayers, drawn from The Book of Common Prayer, can be printed out and tucked into a Bible or prayer journal. The prayers and explanatory information are available by downloading this PDF.
Father Chattin invites you to join him in reading and discussing "The Way of Love -- A Practical Guide to Following Jesus" by the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn.
We will meet through both conference line and on Zoom.A schedule will be developed based on the participants' availability. The book costs about $10.
If you would like to be a part of this discussion group, please leave a message for Father Chattin on the church voicemail at 856-858-0491 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In anticipation of reopening the church building at some point, we have purchased a Bioblast fogger.
It can be used to disinfect spaces after/between services. The cost of the Bioblast and the cleaning agents it uses is about $650. Although the church can cover the cost of the fogger, we would welcome any additional contributions toward this part of our re-opening plan.
Please mark your contributions “Re-Opening Efforts.”
Let us pray in unison:
"My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen."
Aug. 23 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Aug. 30 Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostThe Rev. Carmen Viola, preacher and celebrant
Sept. 6 Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostThe Rev. Carmen Viola, preacher and celebrant
Sept. 13 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept. 20 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept. 27 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Oct. 4 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Oct. 11 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Oct. 18 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
The sermon for today was by the Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes and is on the home page.
The Archbishop of Canterbury offers daily reflections on Jesus, presented by influential Christians.
You can find the link here.