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Prayerful Election Resources from our diocese and the Episcopal Public Policy Network
Prayerful Election Resources from our diocese and the Episcopal Public Policy Network

A live prayer hotline in English and Spanish will be open during Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness. The hotline, staffed by Episcopal clergy and chaplains, and in partnership with Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary, will be open from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST from November 1 to November 5. The line can be reached at 202-998-3510.

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Witnessing to the God of Life: A Letter to The Episcopal Church
Witnessing to the God of Life: A Letter to The Episcopal Church

We urge you to change this situation by voting for candidates who support sensible gun reforms and ensuring that all citizens have the opportunity to vote. Our partners at Brady: United to Prevent Gun Violence and March for Our Lives have put together an excellent toolkit highlighting the essential link between voting rights and our country’s ability to enact popular and sensible gun safety legislation

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From the Archives: St. Philip’s Church, Annapolis, Part I

From the Archives: St. Philip’s Church, Annapolis, Part I

The recognition of one-hundred-fifty years of ministry in Annapolis was celebrated by St. Philip’s Church on September 20, 2020, with a message from Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. But this was not the first time Michael Curry had spoken at an anniversary celebration for St. Philip’s. At their 120th anniversary, on May 20, 1990, he was the preacher, and the new rector of St. James’ Church, Baltimore. Thus, spanning a space of thirty years, the circle was reconnected.

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Racial Trauma: a dialogue on how we can heal – A conversation between Bishop Sutton and Ford Rowan

Trauma Grief and Ministry presented by the Rev. Josh Rodriguez-Hobbs, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

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Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

A huge thanks to Fr. Steve McCarty for doing this livestream demo for us while livestreaming! 🙂 Steve is the vicar of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Clear Spring and has been offering virtual worship via Facebook Live for about five years. Watch his demo for a walk through on how to set up and offer a pastoral presence on a low budget. These are great tips!

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Upholding our Community of Love
Upholding our Community of Love

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for their continued support of our diocese and the work we are called to do here. We were reminded recently of some dialogue from JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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A Timeshare in Babylon
A Timeshare in Babylon

When the system is disturbed or upset in some way, the parts of the system can reorganize onto a higher level. The new life resulting from the stress and disruption thus destroys the entropy of habit and stasis, thereby forcing a different solution.

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