Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Reparations Symposium

There’s still time to register for Repairing the Breach: A Symposium on Reparations which will take place on October 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church. See Bishop Mariann’s letter to clergy, wardens and Convention delegates. (English | Español

This week we: 1) Celebrate Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, 2) Invite you to The Rev. Canon Robert Phillip’s A Space for Grace book launch, and 3) Share link to watch the service of ordination and consecration for Bishop-elect Paula Clark (hooray!). 

Celebrating Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates the contributions of the Latino/Hispanic community in the United States. Our six diocesan Latino/Hispanic faith communities, the spiritual home of people from over 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, truly illustrates the title of Julio Cueller’s song: Many People, One Family.

Mildred Briones Reyes, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Diocesan Initiatives, provides a little more context and invites you to attend a service at one of our Latino faith communities. (English | Español

The Rev. Lisa Saunders Ahuja, Rector of St. Thomas’, Dupont Circle, shares the origins of the parish’s Misa del Inmigrante (Immigrants’ Mass) and Ministry of Welcome. (English | Español

Araceli Ma, Diocesan Latino Communications Assistant, describes how each of the diocesan Spanish-language congregations are helping with the Ministry of Welcome at St. Thomas’. (English | Español

The Rev. Anna Olson, Vicar of Misión Buen Pastor and Interim Rector of Church of the Good Shepherd, updates us on our newest diocesan Latino faith community (English | Español)

Sanctuary Ministry invites you to join them on Zoom for an evening of prayer and reflection with diocesan Latino clergy and lay leaders on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more

A Space for Grace Book Launch

Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care the Rev. Dr. Robert T. Phillips’ new book, A Space for Grace: Pathways from Brokenness to Beauty, invites people on a journey to reflect upon times of personal brokenness using psychological, theological, and relationship-focused lenses.

Please join us for a book launch and signing party during which Canon Phillips will discuss “why this book and why now.” 

A Space for Grace Book Launch and Signing Party 

Thursday, September 22 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Grace Church, Silver Spring | Learn more and RSVP

Bishop-elect Paula Clark Service of Ordination and Consecration

We rejoice and give thanks to God that the service of ordination and consecration of Bishop-elect Paula Clark will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. Central (11:30 a.m. Eastern). 

Watch the livestream and download the order of service

Quick Links

Highlights from the Events Calendar

Art to Lift Spirits: More Modern Icons of the Good News, September 18

The Path AheadSM Facilitator Training, September 20

Repairing the Breach: A Symposium on Reparations, October 1

Blessing of the Animals at Washington National Cathedral, October 2

The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde writes regularly to encourage, inspire and challenge. Click below to read her most recent post.
Bishop Mariann's Writings
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