list of psalmsWe offer our prayers for: Fred Allen, Betty, Elma, Erma, & Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Ezekiel Bascombe, Richard Biada, Linda Blanchette, Chris Broderick, Deborah Broome, Frank Cangemi, Eva Charney, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Lisa Colli-Hogan, Iris Colbourne, Barbara Corregan, Laura Craig, Athelridge & Gaynelle Cumberbatch, Bishop Michael Curry, Dionne Darrigo, Anne Devlin, Aria Durant, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Tabitha Foxx, Sebastian Gattullo, Sandra Giambalvo, Steven Haley, Mary Hamblin, Mary Haugen, Avion Hernandez-Elcock, Emilia Jaime, Jan, Mark, & Tom, Michael Kelly, Erica Korzekwinski, Chloe Lee, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Eva McClary, Mary Mcclellan, Michael & Lois Moschella, Louise Nygard, T. Rauch, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Christine Riola, Leila Rollock, Barnett Shepherd, Daphne, Joyce & Eric Smith, Tom Smith, Thomas Sox, David Lloyd Stephens, Christopher Still, Candy Tice, Fred & Rob Tucher, Deborah Vurckio, Lucille Williams, Roger Williams, Marsha Wynter, Jan & Joan Yearwood, and the girls and boys of Heartshare St. Vincent's Services.

We lift up in thanksgiving Leilani Phillips and Nicholas Lettiere who are celebrating their birthdays this week.

We pray for the people of Ukraine, Israel, and the Gaza Strip, and for all asylum seekers. We pray for Bishop Matthew Foster Heyd and for retired Bishop Andrew Dietsche.

We pray for all those who are suffering from the effects of systemic racism and homophobia.

We thank you for our own continued good health and prosperity and we pray for the repose of the souls of Alexey Navalny, the victims of warfare in the Middle East, and all the faithful departed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you take the Bible extremely literally about human sexuality, but not about feeding the hungry, bringing good news to the poor, liberating the oppressed, forgiving debts, bringing health to the sick, or loving your neighbor, please don't act like you take the Bible seriously.

Amen

the Rev. Benjamin Cremer

We were raised to believe that "taking the Lord's name in vain" meant using a swear word. But I've grown to realize that it's when Christians do sexist, racist, bigoted, hateful stuff and say they're "doing the Lord's work".

Ezer Rising