Sunday was scilla Sunday at St. Michael’s! ……in the gentle scilla whose blooms announce spring……. From the Parish Prayer of Thanksgiving
Support us, Lord, all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over, and our work done; then Lord, in your mercy, give us safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen. ~New Zealand Prayer Book
Psalm 103, 8-14 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and great of kindness. He will not always accuse me, nor will he keep his anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. For as the heavens are high above…
Last night John closed the February Vestry meeting with selected readings from Mother Teresa. Here is one: It is not what we do or how much we do, but how much love we put into the action because that action is our love for God in action.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.