It is raining in Texas. Before I came to St. Patrick’s, I lived in Austin, Texas. Lots of my friends have felt the effects of Hurricane Harvey. There are many members of the St. Patrick’s community who have connections to Texas including Vestry member Julie Khuzami and Adele Lynch. We also have two former seminarians who serve churches in the hardest hit region along the gulf coast: the Rev. James Derkits in Port Aransas and the Rev. Steven Balke in Beaumont. Right now, we are looking at how we might partner with one of those churches. If you are wanting to give to those on the front lines, I encourage you to choose one of these churches [Port Aransas or Beaumont], Episcopal Relief and Development, or the American Red Cross. I do hope that you will pray for relief for the millions of people affected by this disaster.
I have called MaryAnn Griffin as our Community Life Coordinator. Her new email is
Lots of people travel over the summer. Keep up with our summer sermons on our website. Last week, I preached on knowing your heart and figuring out a way to make justice happen.
PS. Don't forget to sign up for the Youth Group Pool Party on September 10 from 2-4pm.