list of psalmsWe offer our prayers for: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Donna Barr, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Christy Mary Finlay, Denyse Gonzales, Ivan Harewood, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Marian Grace & Family, Leah Gunther & the Gunther Family, Tamiko Harris, Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, Willie Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Dianne, Kathy, & Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Carol Tysen, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Larry Stroud, Peggy Wilkerson, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, Marsha Wynter and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.

We lift up in thanksgiving Willie Black IV and Judy Davis, who are celebrating their birthdays this week.

We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso in her journey towards ordination.

We thank you for our own continued good health and prosperity and we pray for the repose of the souls of Barbara Rowan-Allen, Meg Black, and all the faithful departed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus tried to change people by loving and healing them. His harshest words of judgment were reserved for those who perpetuated systems of inequality and oppression and who, through religion itself, thought they were sinless and untouchable..

Amen

Richard Rohr

God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of these are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don't think my tradition defines God. I think it only points me to God.

Amen

Bishop John Shelby Spong