We have a very important meeting coming up
this Sunday at NOON.
We will be gathering virtually by Zoom. Here is the information:
Meeting ID: 813 8540 5327
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Meeting ID: 813 8540 5327
We will be looking at our budget for 2021, catch up with one another, look at what we have done this past year during the pandemic and look forward to what God might be calling us to.
I urge you to take some time this week leading up to the Annual Meeting and ponder what the words of our Vision, Mission and Values statements are saying (in case you skipped over them, they are above)….how they can and will impact you and this faith community named St. Pauls Episcopal Church/Marfa Texas.
My blessing for St. Pauls:
God speed. \May God be with us as we continue to explore
and break open new ground during this time of the pandemic.
I close with this modified prayer for St. Pauls by Ted Loder.
As a church in Marfa, Texas, O Lord,
in the transition
and the turbulence
of our living from day to day
and night to night,
keep us in touch with our roots,
so we will remember where we came from
and with whom;
keep us in touch with our feelings,
so we will be aware of who we really are
and what it costs;
keep us in touch with our mind
so we will know who we are not
and what that means;
and keep us in touch with our dreams,
so we will grow toward where we want to go
and for whom.
from the arrogance of assuming
we know enough to judge others;
from the timidity of presuming
we don’t know enough to help others;
from the illusion of claiming we have changed enough
when we have only risked little,
that, so liberated,
we will make some of the days to come different.
we ask not to be delivered
from the tensions that wind us tight,
but we do ask for
a sense of direction in which to move once wound,
a sense of humor about our disappointments,
a sense of respect for the elegant puzzlement of
and a sense of gladness for your kingdom
which comes in spite of our fretful
pulling and tugging.
nurture in us
the song of a lover
the vision of a poet,
the questions of a child,
the boldness of a prophet,
the courage of a disciple.
it is said you created people
because you love stories.
Be with us as we live out our story called
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Marfa, Texas
SEE YOU SUNDAY!
Stay safe, warm and well.....Shalom,
P.S. We're preparing the Giving Statements for 2020. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your current mailing address to ensure we have your address and mail them to the correct address.