Weekly Bulletin Inserts

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Bulletin Insert: Lent 4 (B) – Good Friday Offering – March 14, 2021

February 26, 2021

Words like “unprecedented” seem too small to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has sorely afflicted the lives of millions of people around the world. It is hard to get one’s mind around the impact of this crisis. And yet, for many Christians in the Middle East, the pandemic is just one more crisis to add to the list.

Bulletin Insert: Lent 3 (B) – Becoming Beloved Community Grants – March 7, 2021

February 25, 2021

The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to catalyze the church’s work of racial healing, reconciliation and justice.

Bulletin Insert: Lent 2 (B) – Meet Our Religious Communities: Discernment of Vocation – February 28, 2021

February 15, 2021

In baptism, we are sealed as Christ’s own forever, and all are fully welcomed into the Christian family. And, some may feel called to make a fuller commitment of their time and their lives to God. This may be a call to lay ministry, to ordained ministry, or to religious life. It may be a call to a combination of these.

Bulletin Insert: Lent 1 (B) – Creation Care Grants – February 21, 2021

February 14, 2021

The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Creation Care and Environmental Racism is now accepting applications for its 2021 Grant Cycle. Created by the 2018 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the Task Force on Creation Care and Environmental Racism is charged with supporting and expanding The Episcopal Church’s loving, liberating, life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with Creation. That year, the General Convention allocated funds to this task force to support local and regional eco-ministry efforts. This is the second and final granting process for this Task Force during this triennium.

Bulletin Insert: Last Sunday in Epiphany (B) – World Mission Sunday – February 14, 2021

January 25, 2021

The Episcopal Church works hand in hand with neighbors around the world and down the block, praying for partner congregations and dioceses, and offering relief to our brothers and sisters during times of crisis. Episcopal missionaries around the world serve as the church’s eyes, ears, hands, and feet on the ground.

Bulletin Insert: Epiphany 5 (B) – Absalom Jones Offering – February 7, 2021

January 24, 2021

In honor of Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as HBCUs.

Bulletin Insert: Epiphany 4 (B) – The Feast of the Presentation – January 31, 2021

January 23, 2021

Each year on February 2, the church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, also known as the Feast of the Purification, and Candlemas. This feast commemorates the 40th day after Jesus’ birth, when he was presented in the Jerusalem Temple and Mary was purified in accordance with Jewish Law.

Bulletin Insert: Epiphany 3 (B) – Meet Our Religious Communities: Founding Monastic Communities – January 24, 2021

January 22, 2021

Monastic orders and Christian communities are sometimes called “the best kept secret in the Episcopal Church!” Yet, today we have 20 monastic communities, whose members live together, and 25 dispersed Christian communities.

Bulletin Insert: Advent 4 (B) – Fourth Week of Advent: Journeying in the World – December 20, 2020

December 6, 2020

As we come closer to the joy and promise of the Incarnation, we invite you to continue journeying the Way of Love. Consider this week which of the seven practices captured your imagination this Advent. Which challenged you or brought the most joy? Where did you find blessings or cross boundaries? Where is God calling […]

Bulletin Insert: Advent 3 (B) – Third Week of Advent: Journeying with Community – December 13, 2020

December 4, 2020

As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that includes the community. The witness of Zechariah and Elizabeth who bring infant John to the Temple to be circumcised reminds us of the importance of our faith community to sustaining the Way of Love. Just as […]

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