THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY
September 17, 2017
(Revised Common Lectionary)
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
THE CATHEDRAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Cathedral is the spiritual center of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. The Cathedral is a dynamic and evolving church that serves as a liturgical, educational, and pastoral center for Diocesan life. It serves as a visible symbol of unity and promotes growth, hope, and a deepening trust in the Lord. The Cathedral is a place where the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be faithfully preached and responded to, and it will model new concepts and ideas for education, evangelism, and outreach to which the Gospel calls us.
PRAYER FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANES
Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City where the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Sustain those displaced by storms with food, drink, and all other bodily necessities of life. We especially remember before you all poor and neglected persons it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
NEWS, NOTES, AND EVENTS
Hurricane Harvey Fund
Episcopal Relief & Development has been in touch with church leaders in the path of Hurricane Harvey, and the situation is still unfolding. Right now, the biggest need is for cash donations to help meet immediate and future long term recovery needs.
ERD has been hearing from many individuals interested in volunteering to help those affected by the storm. At this time, outside volunteers are likely to overwhelm the local community and the work of first responders. Recovery will take a very long time, and there will be many opportunities to volunteer over the coming months. Episcopal Relief and Development asks you to consider donating to the Hurricane Harvey fund in lieu of goods donations to support impacted dioceses as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event.
Ways to give:
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