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Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the Shootings in Sutherland Springs

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Dear Ones, My heart, as I am sure yours does, breaks as I hear the news coming out of Texas this weekend. During this Sunday’s services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, a 26-year-old white male entered the building and killed at least 27 individuals, injuring others. While the details are still […]

Prayers of the People, November 5

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Lector: Eternal God, we bless you at all times; may Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh who lead your church as well as all ministers be faithful leaders and may we be faithful servants. We seek you Eternal God, and you answer us. Eternal God, may the leaders of this nation and state, Donald and Jay, […]

Prayers of the People October 29

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Lector: Oh holy Creator, in your wisdom help us to be open to all possible expressions of your love through the gifts of faith, hope, and charity. Let us receive with open hearts the healing balm of Gilead that is here for all who seek it. All: May we take refuge in you and be […]

Prayers of the People, October 1

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Lector: With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Creator, saying, Creator, have mercy . On your earth, the garden of life, Creator, have mercy . On soil, that it may be fruitful in all seasons, Creator, have mercy . On rocks and minerals that form the foundations for […]

Vestry adopts Welcoming Statement

by SKM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Orcas Island is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship and prayer, study and formation, compassion and service, fellowship and community to welcome all people just as God created you. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, […]

Hurricane Harvey Relief

by SKM

All of our undesignated plate offerings on the first Sunday of each month go to our Rector’s Discretionary (Benevolence) Fund. This Sunday, Fr. Berto has designated that all such offerings will be sent to the EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE HARVEY FUND. Please be generous – both cash and check are welcome!¬† Donations to this […]

Prayers of the People, August 6

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Lector: In gratitude for your divine guidance, Beloved Father-Mother Creator of all that is, we come before you now and ask that peace¬†and wisdom flood our hearts just as your radiant being overwhelmed the disciples so many years ago. Lord hear our prayer. We ask that blessings and wisdom fill the daily lives of ourselves, […]