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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Support for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join us in prayer and support for communities affected by Natural Disasters. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with dioceses in the area to best support responses and address needs as more information becomes available. Local churches and partners are assessing damage, confirming the safety of members and others in their communities and using available facilities and resources to respond to immediate concerns. Your contribution to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund helps Episcopal Relief & Development support Church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance.

A word from the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us?” he asked (2:10). Jesus taught the same thing when he told a story about a Good Samaritan. We are indeed all the children of God. And if we are all God’s children, then we are all brothers and sisters. As you know, our brothers and sisters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands now need our help. Our support of Episcopal Relief and Development is a tangible, practical, effective and reliable way to do that, not just in the short term, but for the long haul. Thank you for whatever you can do for together we are the human family of God.

To help support those affected by Natural Disasters please see flyers on the table at the back of the church, and also in the parish hall on the Vestry Corner table