With Holy Week just around the corner, we're all very busy getting ready for the high services of our beloved Episcopal Church, looking forward to all the passion and joy of this most Holy season. Since last fall, we've all worked hard to answer Bishop Marc's call to embrace Change as Tradition. Now, as we work together to love one another and serve at the Altar of God, we share this special prayer from the New Altar Guild Book:
Give me an open mind, O God, a mind ready to receive and to welcome such new light of knowledge as it is thy will to reveal to me. Let not the past ever be so dear to me as to set a limit to the future. Give me courage to change my mind, when that is needed. Let me be tolerant to the thoughts of others and hospitable to such light as may come to me through them. Amen.
By John Baillie, published in the New Altar Guild Book by Barbara Gent and Betty Sturges
A gentle dues reminder:
If you have already paid your 2016 Diocesan Altar Guild dues, thanks so very much. If not, please forward this to the appropriate person in your organization.
We ask each congregation‘s Altar Guild Director to complete the membership form. You can download a .PDF version of the form by clicking the blue button below. We've also sent a hard copy to each church office in the Diocese. Please complete the form as best suits your need.
Please mail your form and check (payable to Diocesan Altar Guild to:
Marty Beater, 9 La Mancha Place, Millbrae, CA 94030