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November 3, 2020
Cameron reminds us to vote and to join us in prayer at Noon today on Zoom or Facebook Live.

Quick Notes

  • We will have our own Election Day Prayer Circle at noon on Tuesday, November 3. Join the Zoom meeting here or watch it on Facebook Live. Other resources and prayers as well as reflections from our bishops are below. We will also have our regular 10:30 am and 7:30 pm prayer services tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4. Links are below. (If you need a little yoga to calm your spirit and body today, watch yesterday's session here, thanks to Linda Macgill!)
 
  • You can see our All Saints' Service, Pastor Don's Sermon and our Remembrance Video on our Youtube page here.
 
  • If you missed the service yesterday, the surprise is that we have bought the little house in the parking lot - 6110 York Road! We plan to rent it to a local nonprofit, the details of which will be ironed out in the coming weeks. Please continue to pray for this process as we seek to make places for God to continue the healing work of the Spirit in Baltimore through our community.
 
  • Faith-Filled Generosity is the Stewardship theme this year. Thanks to everyone who has already returned your pledge card! You can pledge online here and watch our stewardship video below.

 


Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing
On Sunday, November 1, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry lead a service of prayer to shine as a beacon of hope for the nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, racial reckoning and a hard-fought election. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope and a call to love God and neighbor. Watch it here.   
Download the service leaflet.
 
 

Election Prayers


Presiding Bishop Eaton's Statement.

Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in A Season of Prayer: For an Election. 
We come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. The prayers are posted on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, #seasonofprayer. Find more tools for election engagement on The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations website.
 

Book Club

THE THIRD DAUGHTER by Talia Carner. Batya, the third daughter in a family of Jews forced out of their home in one of Russia’s endless pogroms, is married off to an apparently wealthy and kind American businessman. Feeling like a princess in a fairytale, Batya leaves her old life behind as she is whisked away to a new world. But soon she discovers that she's entered a waking nightmare. Her new "husband" does indeed bring her to America: Buenos Aires, a vibrant, growing city in which prostitution is not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture.  And now Batya is one of thousands of women tricked and sold into a brothel. The meeting will be on Saturday November 21st, at 5 p.m. on Zoom. Email Margaret Dowding to join.
Watch our Stewardship Video here!

 

  • SEAFARERS ZIP LOCK CHRISTMAS GALLON BAGS:  We now have 16 completed CHRISTMAS Zip lock bags. Our aim is for 30. Zip Lock Bags, Bibles, knitted hats, some socks, toilet articles and Christmas Cards are on Leona’s pew to help you get started. Call Deacon Linda at 443-564-6225 and she will bring you a starter bag if you cannot make it to church. Salvation Army Christmas Stockings can be picked up at church as well.    
 
  • The Cares Food Pantry is putting together holiday baskets. Please bring the following items to the church in the next few weeks. They also have a great Amazon Wish List set up. You can order items and have the sent directly to the pantry. canned sauerkraut, canned cranberry sauce, can (or jar) of gravy, boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed elbow macaroni, can of turkey or chicken broth, large can of yams, jello/pudding, boxed cake mix, can of cake icing.
 
  • Our Annual Meeting is Sunday November 8 following the 10:30 am Zoom worship service. The Church Council has approved the following slate of candidates for three Council positions to be filled. Nancy Fenton, Diane Macklin, and John McConnell. Thank you for your willingness to serve the church in this way!
 
 

Here are all the Zoom links for our online activities.
These links should remain the same each week.

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
Followed by Coffee Hour

Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on 
YouTube.


Monday Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 4102369650#
Watch Monday October 19 session here.

Leader: Linda Laharte, 410-235-3612 or 410-236-9650 or email.

Wednesday Healing Prayers @ 10:30 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 87331904395#

Wednesday Night Live @ 7:30 pm
Compline Evening Prayers and Conversation

Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 82573335080#.

Thursday Morning Bible Study @ 11:00 am
Click here to join  or call 1-929-205-6099 then enter 88586024640#
 
 
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints' Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor. Learn more at iam.ec/hope. Click the image above to watch his message about our upcoming election.
Lutheran Presiding Bishop reminds us of the importance of voting. Click here for more information about civic engagement. Do you have a plan to vote early or vote by mail? Do you need a ride to the polls? Call the office, and we will help!
 https://www.elca.org/Resources/Advocacy#CivicEngagement

The Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA broadcasts at 10:00 am here on this website. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland worships virtually at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. All services are cast on this worship page. Watch Washington National Cathedral's worship here.

 

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