Prayers of the People

Dear Lord, Mother, Father, God, You are the Alpha and Omega of our lives. In this time of our deep concern for the world, we pray. Teach us to boldly follow the example of Jesus, our savior. You are my God. My time is in your hands. Lead me to use it in service. We […]

Prayers of the People, October 15

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector: Generous Lord, we are deeply moved by the promise of your goodness and mercy, by your promise that you hear our prayers, and by your invitation to the wedding banquet, where everything is ready. Lord, Hear our prayer of gratitude. Wisdom Lord, we hear you when you ask us to think on whatever is […]

Prayers of the People, October 1

by SKM

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, […]

Prayers of the People September 17

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:  Dearest Lord, you ask us to be an image of you, crowning us with mercy and loving-kindness.  Help us to live in abundant love for our neighbors, near and far. In Christ, we pray. Dearest Lord, you remind us to welcome the weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing.   Help […]

Prayers of the People, September 10

by Prayers of the People Team

Eternal God, inspire the leaders of your church to teach us the way of your statutes and give us understanding to keep your law so we may help fulfil your mission. We know Lord that when we gather in your name, you are amongst us. Eternal God, grant the leaders of these United States, the […]

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, September 3

by Prayers of the People Team

  Presider:  In gratitude for your divine guidance, Beloved Creator of all that is, we come before you now and ask that peace and wisdom fill our hearts just as your radiant being overwhelmed the disciples so many years ago.    Lord hear our prayer. Lector: Help us to know the best ways to help others; […]

Prayers of the People August 27

by Prayers of the People Team

from The Collegeville Prayer of the Faithful – Years A,B,C   Presider: The love of the Lord is eternal. Let us ask the Lord to give us and all people whatever is for our good. Lector: That the Lord will show great kindness to the leaders of the church, and sustain them in their call […]