Prayers of the People November 19

by Prayers of the People Team

 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

by Prayers of the People Team

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 […]

Prayers of the People

by Prayers of the People Team

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, […]