From the Office of the Bishop

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  • A Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends In Christ: Grace and peace to you, as you prepare for our great national day of Thanksgiving. I pray that, whether or not it involves family, friends and feasting for you, it will be a day of special awareness of the loving providence of God throughout your life. As we pause to give thanks for God's great blessings, let us also remember those for whom this is a time of loss, struggle and need.

  • Office of the Bishop Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Monday, November 30th. Please join us in prayer: From the Book of Common Prayer, page 840 We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these...

  • Bishop Sends Message of Thanksgiving

    Dear Friends in Christ: This week, many of us will pray together the Collect for Thanksgiving Day. In that prayer, we do what one would expect on such an occasion: we give thanks for God’s providence to us, realized especially in “the fruits of the earth“ and “the labors of those who harvest them.” But this great prayer doesn’t stop there. It goes on to ask God’s assistance in making us faithful stewards of what God has provided, and helping us to take special care to provide for the poor in tur...

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