In this issue: Episcopal Relief & Development responds to COVID-19, prayers on smart speakers and phones. Bonus – two weekly reflections from Bishop Marty, and much more!
News Update 04-23-2020
One-minute read. The Fund for the Diaconate of the Episcopal Church has created a special Emergency Grant Program, to aid deacons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Deacons in good standing in The Episcopal Church, who have been laid off, furloughed, or otherwise had their employment hours cut back or eliminated, are eligible to apply.
One-minute read. In this issue: Spiritual growth in a time of pandemic; Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast holds 39th annual men’s conference; Shared history, shared future, the order of the Daughters of the King and Brotherhood of St. Andrew renew 100-year-old partnership; Serving our veterans and celebrating heroes in Virginia; Engaging men and youth in Illinois while fighting global hunger, and more!
Three-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is providing financial and technical support to partner organizations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organization continues to be in close contact with partners in 44 countries, including the United States, to provide assistance for communities affected by the novel coronavirus.
19-minute video. This Sunday’s Gospel, John 20:19-31, allows us to compare and contrast the disciples’ self-isolation behind a locked door in Jerusalem, and our self-isolation from COVID-19. What came next for them was remarkable. What happens next for us might also be remarkable if we can ensure that what we do; comes from God, is for God, and is done with God.