Author: cgraves

Advocacy Opportunities in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

It’s been a busy legislative session full of advocacy days, media events, and hearings, and today is the crossover date when bills need to have be passed and sent to the other house. Thank you for all that you have done. Most recently, Senate and House Committees have held hearings on the Prescription Drug Affordability Board (SB759 / HB768) and the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan (SB 802 / HB814).

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Diocesan youth leader Emme Sayers earns sportsmanship scholarship

Multi-sport scholar-athlete Emme Sayers has been named the 2019 winner of the Joe Gillespie Award. The award is given annually to a college-bound Green Hornets scrub girls basketball senior player to recognize her dedication, loyalty, hard work and integrity both inside and outside of athletics. Sayers received a check for $1,000 from Green Hornets scrub girls coordinator Tim Fisher at halftime of the league’s championship game on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Severn School.

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Will you join us? Lent Madness 2019

On this one day a year, even Lent Madness pauses to reflect on our life, our blessings, and our mortality. The entire season of Lent is an invitation to recommit to following Jesus. This day, Ash Wednesday, is a poignant reminder that life is short. We are meant to savor our earthly life and to live it well. At the end of life, few people regret not having worked more, nor do they wish they had spent more money on stuff. In fact, end of life regrets usually revolve around love.

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Friends and parishioners encouraged to attend neighboring church affected by gun violence

Last weekend was a particularly violent one in Baltimore City. 17 people were shot from Thursday through the weekend, according to The Baltimore Sun, five of them shot and killed a block from St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in west Baltimore. The Rev. Grey Maggiano, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Hill, wrote the following invitation on his personal Facebook page Saturday afternoon:

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Engaging faith – Holy Week Passports

At St. Andrews in Glenwood, we have found that helping people focus on Holy Week is fruitful and engaging. For the past two years, we have focused our energy on trying out different programs to help our parishioners experience the full arc of Holy Week, even when they cannot make it to all the services.

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