Prayers of the People, December 10

Father, Mother God, we struggle to create a world in which righteousness can find a home. We find ourselves divided by race, geography, class, and belief. Help us to remember that we are one family and that the earth is our common home. Lord, speak peace to your faithful people. Father, Mother God, we know […]

December Advent and Christmas Events

by SKM

Advent and Christmas events at Emmanuel: Sunday, December 3rd, the visit of St. Nicholas at 10am. Lessons and Carols celebration: Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Benefit Concert for the Hurricane Relief in the Caribbean by Susan Osborn Saturday, December 23 at 7pm. Sunday December 24, the 4th Sunday of Advent service at 9am. We will […]

Prayers of the People, December 3

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Lector: O God of hosts, we give thanks to our God always for Justin, Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh because of the grace of God that has been given each of them in Christ Jesus. May they inspire us to remember that when we welcome the stranger and feed the hungry, we welcome and feed […]

Prayers of the People for the Feast of Christ the King

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Lector: Beloved Father Mother God – With open hearts we celebrate this great feast day honoring the Christed Consciousness of your beloved son. Help us to awaken to all that is loving and good in creation; let our own hearts be receptive to your light. It is a great and good thing to celebrate your […]

Prayers of the People November 19

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 Lector:  Dearest Mother, Father, God of all. You are the Alpha and Omega. We come to you in prayer, for all the world, as we are all one people under you, God. We come to you, Lord, for our strength. We pray for the power of your peace throughout your churches and our nation, Lord, […]

Prayers of the People, Nobember 12

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Father, Mother Lord, our earth is in peril to greed, violence and hatred. Our sins and omissions herald our destruction. Turn us around, Lord. Teach us to care for the earth as a mother, and for each other as sisters and brothers in love. In Christ we pray. Father, Mother Lord, the mission of your […]

Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the Shootings in Sutherland Springs

by SKM

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

by SKM

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

by SKM

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 […]