Clergy & Seminarians: Pray/Study/Act
Understanding and Confronting Racial Injustice in the DRG
All clergy and seminarians in the Diocese of the Rio Grande are warmly invited to a zoom gathering at 12 noon (MDT) Thursday, July 23, for the inaugural meeting of a new Pray/Study/Act initiative called “Understanding and Confronting Racial Injustice in the DRG: A Group for Clergy and Seminarians.”

Convened by Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll, Rev. Michael Wallens, and Dr. Mandy Taylor-Montoya, this group is designed to be a community of learners working to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to help lead their congregations in anti-racism work.

Our first session will be "Establishing a Common Language," which aims to provide a basic starting point for understanding and combating systemic racism, white privilege, and the sin of white supremacy. Please contact Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll ( ) for the zoom link.
Vestry Papers Issue on Racial Justice and Reconciliation
ECF News: Issue 51 - July 2020
The July/August issue of ECF’s monthly publication  Vestry Papers  addresses the theme of Racial Justice and Reconciliation. In it, leaders from across our Church such as Canon Stephanie Spellers, Dean Kelly Brown Douglas and Dr. Catherine Meeks share their visions for racial justice and healing in our broken world. The August issue of Vestry Papers will continue this focus and highlight Asian American and Native American voices among others. Click here to read the July issue .
Prayer & Healing Service
in the Style of Taizé
In view of the restrictions imposed due to the virus, we will hold a virtual ecumenical healing service. It will be live streamed at:
The order of service can be accessed on Hope’s website:

Tuesday July 21
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hope+in+the+Desert Episcopal Church

Hope’s ecumenical healing team and intercessory prayer group will be praying in agreement with your prayers for healing for you or others whose needs are placed on your heart. The Holy Spirit knows our every need and will prompt our prayers.  If you wish to proffer a specific prayer – you may POST the request in a comment on this post (for privacy, first names or no names), OR you can email (requests will be treated confidentially).
News from
The Episcopal Church
& the Anglican Communion 
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The Pandemic:
A prayer from the Community of the Transfiguration
O God of grace and mercy , as this pandemic runs its course around the world threatening everyone we know, and everyone we love, and everyone we will never have the privilege of knowing: Grant us inner peace that we may focus on what needs to be done and not done. Grant us grace to surrender that we might let go of non-essentials and choose love. Grant us courage to face with generous acceptance inevitable changes in our lives. Grant us faith to see you at work in the midst of all that is happening. Fill us with trust in you.  Amen
Attention: Brotherhood
Are your Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapters or men's groups meeting with zoom? If so and if invited, Roy Benavides, , and Tom Bates,  would like to join you. Roy is the BStA Province 7 President and Tom is the DRG BStA Coordinator. Thank you for your support.
Spiritual Wellness
The Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll of St. Thomas of Canterbury provides guidance on:
+ Managing Anxiety
+ Managing Depression
and much more....

Updated Cycles of Prayer
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