holycommucity:

There will be a prayer service for peace and justice in Ferguson this Thursday, August 21, at 7 pm at Holy Communion.
We are located at the corner of Jackson and Delmar, east of Hanley, in University City, MO. Please join us in person or from wherever you are.
More details to follow….

holycommucity:

There will be a prayer service for peace and justice in Ferguson this Thursday, August 21, at 7 pm at Holy Communion.

We are located at the corner of Jackson and Delmar, east of Hanley, in University City, MO. Please join us in person or from wherever you are.

More details to follow….

theepiscopalchurch:

Evening Prayer

Amen. Especially for everyone in the St. Louis area.

theepiscopalchurch:

Evening Prayer

Amen. Especially for everyone in the St. Louis area.

toneynoise:

This atrocity happening in Ferguson is all the more reminder of the call to the priesthood, and especially to the Beatitudes; “blessed are the peacekeepers.”

"It is life that is going on. It is always going on, and it is always precious. It is God that is going on. It is you who are there that is going on. As Henry James advised writers, be one on whom nothing is lost. OBSERVE!! There are few things as important, as religious, as that."

— Frederick Buechner (via contrariansoul)

msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

(via toneynoise)

"God’s grace is not defined as God being forgiving to us even though we sin. Grace is when God is a source of wholeness, which makes up for my failings. My failings hurt me and others and even the planet, and God’s grace to me is that my brokenness is not the final word … it’s that God makes beautiful things out of even my own shit. Grace isn’t about God creating humans and flawed beings and then acting all hurt when we inevitably fail and then stepping in like the hero to grant us grace - like saying, “Oh, it’s OK, I’ll be the good guy and forgive you.” It’s God saying, “I love the world too much to let your sin define you and be the final word. I am a God who makes all things new."

— Nadia Bolz-Weber (via notalwaysluminous)

(via contrariansoul)

Continuing to pray for peace and justice in Ferguson. God, in your mercy, give us resolve and wisdom.
Prayer 575 (Inspired by Psalm 121) Let me sit in silence and abide with You, my Savior. O God, I lift my eyes to You, for You are my heart and my help. I lay upon my bed at night knowing You watch over me and keep me safe, and I am at peace. You hear my cries, and know my fears: your hand rests upon my head to bless and protect me. Evil cannot enfold me, for I rest in the embrace of the Almighty, whose love never sleeps or turns away. The maker of heaven and earth loves me and tenderly cares for me: who can do me harm? God watches over me in all my journeys: God sets my feet firmly upon the way of love and compassion. The God of Peace calls me to the path of righteousness, whose foundation is justice and equality. The heat of anger and fear may beat down upon me, but my God shades me and shields me, and I am at peace. Let me raise up the needs of your children, my kindred souls, who put their trust in You.
Amen.

Continuing to pray for peace and justice in Ferguson. God, in your mercy, give us resolve and wisdom.

Prayer 575 (Inspired by Psalm 121)
Let me sit in silence and abide with You, my Savior.
O God, I lift my eyes to You, for You are my heart and my help.
I lay upon my bed at night knowing You watch over me and keep me safe, and I am at peace.
You hear my cries, and know my fears: your hand rests upon my head to bless and protect me.
Evil cannot enfold me, for I rest in the embrace of the Almighty, whose love never sleeps or turns away.
The maker of heaven and earth loves me and tenderly cares for me: who can do me harm?
God watches over me in all my journeys: God sets my feet firmly upon the way of love and compassion.
The God of Peace calls me to the path of righteousness, whose foundation is justice and equality.
The heat of anger and fear may beat down upon me, but my God shades me and shields me, and I am at peace.
Let me raise up the needs of your children, my kindred souls, who put their trust in You.

Amen.

"God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them."

— C.S. Lewis  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

(Source: simply-divine-creation, via littlethingsaboutgod)

timemagazine:

See TIME’s special issue: Robin Williams (1951-2014).

dick-of-saint-vick:

albus severus potter, the nurse wouldn’t accept “dweezil” and we had to write something on the birth certificate

theepiscopalchurch:

Evening Prayer

theepiscopalchurch:

Evening Prayer

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joshbarrett:

For a Country Church// by Ruth Holberc

joshbarrett:

For a Country Church// by Ruth Holberc

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theepiscopalchurch:

Morning Prayer

theepiscopalchurch:

Morning Prayer

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