Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
This Sunday, May 26th, All Saints will have two monetary collections; the first will be our response to those suffering from the tornado devastation in Moore, OK and the second will be our normal church offering. Please remember to bring any loose change and dollar bills as well as your check book to support our Sisters & Brothers in Christ who have lost so much.
The following words are from The Episcopal Church's Relief organization "The Episcopal Relief and Development" agency that provides assistance around the world to all who are suffering.
Episcopal Relief & Development has been in contact with local partners in the Episcopal dioceses of Fort Worth and Oklahoma following tornadoes on May 16 and May 20 that caused severe damage and loss of life. Episcopal Relief & Development encourages prayers for those impacted, and for first responders who are providing immediate assistance. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development's Tornado Response Fund will support outreach efforts in affected areas and help meet urgent needs.
Katie Mears, Episcopal Relief & Development's Director of US Disaster Preparedness and Response, has been in contact with the Rev. Canon José A. McLoughlin, Canon to the Ordinary, and anticipates partnering with the diocese to assist those most vulnerable following this disaster. "We're prepared to do what we need to do and we're going to do what we can," McLoughlin told Episcopal News Service in a story published on May 21. "Let us be the hands and feet of Christ," he wrote, "reaching out to help our sisters and brothers affected by these devastating storms. Please join me as we hold up in prayer those who have suffered bodily injury, loss of home and especially those who have died. And please continue to pray for all the public servants who are there to serve."
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