[Frances Perkins]: Public Servant and Prophetic Witness

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[Frances Perkins]: Public Servant and Prophetic Witness

Loving God, we bless your Name for Frances Perkins, who lived out her belief that the special vocation of the laity is to conduct the secular affairs of society that all may be maintained in health and decency. Help us, following her example, to contend tirelessly for... read more

Love and Grace Enough

Jesus came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and... read more

Abandonment to God

I pray that this Lent has been a time for God to strengthen your faith as you have paid more attention to your life in God. For the life given over to God is the life that God can bless and empower and renew.

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Start With Prayer

Jesus says, “And whenever you pray . . .” Matthew 6:5 Dear People of St. David’s, I pray that you and yours are well and that, like me, you are enjoying these early spring days with the early flowers and blossoms promising more beauty in all of our lives. I’ve been... read more

Healing Body, Mind, and Soul in Lent

Last Wednesday I sat in the chapel before the weekly Healing Service at 7:30am. I was looking over the service bulletin and marveling at the beauty of the language. You all know that we occasionally use Eucharistic Prayers from Enriching our Worship, a series of texts authorized by The Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 1998. This makes them accessible, but for most of you, invisible! One such treasure is the A Public Service of Healing. It’s public because it isn’t solely between two people, as we used to practice in the corners of the chapel following the reception of Holy Communion. This is an entire service devoted to healing…

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