June 26, 2016
The Daughters of the Douglas MacDonald Chapter will install their new Chaplain on June 26, 2016 at the 10:30 am service. The service will be held at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 118 High St., Sanbornville, New Hampshire.
May 14, 2016
The Frances Willis Cornwall Chapter, St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT will be holding their 5th Annual Quiet Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016. This event will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 155 Wyllys Street, Hartford, CT from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
On April 29-30, 2016 Province 1 held their Retreat at Genesis Spiritual Life Center, Westfield, MA. The theme was Living in the Lord’s Time. Below are a few of the prayers that were offered followed by some pictures.
PRAYER OF FAITH
We ask that You would increase our awareness of You in our everyday lives. We know that our faith in You grows as each of our relationships with you, grow. Lord, help us take time out of the day to earnestly pray so that we can talk to You, and better understand Your Word.
We ask that You would help us trust You more fully with all of our obligations in life. Help us remember that You are always with us. So, when things get tough, we will remember that Your love for us is greater than our doubts and fears, and that our faith in You will see us through whatever we have to face.
Finally, Lord, we sincerely ask for Your patience with us, as we learn to trust You wholly in every area of our lives. We ask all of this in Your Name, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer written by Carol Bushman
Prayer of Transitions was written by John Bell of the Iona Community and offered by Winnie Grace
You keep us waiting. You, the God of all time; want us to wait for the right time in which to discover who we are, where we must go, who will be with us, and what we must do.
So, thank you…. for the waiting time.
You keep us looking. You, the God of all space, want us to look in the right and wrong places for signs of hope, for people who are hopeless, for visions of a better world which will appear among the disappointments of the world we know.
So, thank you…. for the looking time.
You keep us loving. You, the God whose name is love, want us to be like you — to love the loveless and the unlovely and the unlovable; to love without jealousy or design or threat; and, most difficult of all, to love ourselves.
So, thank you… for the loving time.
And in all this, You keep us through hard questions with no easy answers; through failing where we hoped to succeed and making an impact when we felt we were useless; through the patience and the dreams and the love of others; And through Jesus Christ and his Spirit, You keep us!
So, thank you…. for the keeping time, And for now and forever.
John Bell (Iona Community)
Meditation in Color