A Service of Loss, Mourning and Resilience
St. Michael & All Angels Albuquerque
To mark the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
9 a.m. Sunday, August 9

Evening Prayer
for the LGBTQ+ Community and allies
There will be a service of Evening Prayer for the LGBTQ+ Community and our allies in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This gathering will be held virtually in a Zoom format. The link is below. After the liturgy has concluded everyone is invited to stay in the meeting for some virtual social time. We would love to check in and see how everyone is doing. Everyone is welcome to attend.


For more information contact
Rev. Chuck Jones, Rev. Kristin, Kopren, and Rev. David Martin at
Positions available
REVISED: Hope in the Desert Church is seeking an experienced Parish Administrator for an approximately half-time position. Fr. Dan Tuton invites your queries by email at frdan@hopepiscopal.org.
St. Luke’s, La Union:
85,000 lbs of food
distributed since June 1
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in La Union has been busy this summer with a new outreach to the community. We have long known that our region of the valley is a “food desert”. These are areas with few real options to buy or otherwise obtain healthy foods, fresh fruits, and veggies. There is not a permanent regular food bank or pantry between Las Cruces and Sunland Park in New Mexico or between Anthony and El Paso in Texas. This area is home to many farm and ranch workers who live well below the national poverty line and do not have enough healthy food to eat. We have long prayed to be a part that the solution to this issue. Enter Manny Segovia of Segovia’s Distributing. Segovia’s won a contract to help distribute 25 lbs. boxes of farm fresh produce and fruit to area food banks, pantries, and other distribution outlets. Manny contacted a member of St. Luke’s and wondered if we could help feed the needy. We said yes, we can. Today, we distribute 12,600 pounds (504 boxes) of fresh produce each week to the people of southern New Mexico and Southwest Texas. Each box contains a variety of vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits. Since the first of June, we have handed out more than 85,000 pounds of food.

Along with providing food, we have prayed with and for members of our community and have partnered with the Gideons for the distribution of New Testaments in English and Spanish. Even in these trying times the church can do the work Jesus commanded us to do. Feeding body and soul one case at a time.

Fr. Daniel E. Cave, Rector

Lori Schall
Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator

 Greetings to all from Chef Jerry
Thank you for all the many kind messages you’ve sent to me and my staff.
To say that it has been a pleasure serving you all at the Bosque Retreat Center is an understatement. During these years the diocese staff, our crew, and especially our guests, have become a family. I speak for all of the Black Tie Catering team that this family will be very, very missed.
I wish all the best for the future of the Bosque Center, Camp Stoney, and the Diocese of the Rio Grande.
I am pleased to announce that I am returning to community service. I have happily accepted a position with the Albuquerque Police Department as a Civilian Investigator. It’s exciting to return to the profession that was my career for 20+ years and to contribute to the safety of our community. I am looking forward to this next chapter of public service.
Thank you all again. God Bless.
In His Name, Chef Jerry
Jerry L. Gallegos jerrylgallegos@yahoo.com

p.s. My wife and family will now enjoy the benefits of my culinary inspiration at home :)
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Attention: Brotherhood
Are your Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapters or men's groups meeting with zoom? If so and if invited, Roy Benavides, roy.benavides@brothersandrew.net, and Tom Bates, thomasjbates7@gmail.com would like to join you. Roy is the BStA Province 7 President and Tom is the DRG BStA Coordinator. Thank you for your support.

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