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June 20th Food Drive for Bangor Area Homeless

St. John’s Episcopal Church on French Street in Bangor will be hosting a food drive next Saturday, June 20, 2020 to benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. BIG RED TRUCK FOOD DRIVENormally, each Sunday we collected food donations for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Well,times are not NORMAL, are they? And the Shelter needs the…

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News from Province I

June 2, 2020 New England Episcopal bishops respond with one voice to President’s “cynical” photo-op by calling out “the abomination of continued oppression of and violence against people of color in this nation” What President Trump did in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square on the evening of June 1 was disgraceful and…

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From the Bishop of Maine

Dear Friends in Christ, Many of us went to bed last night with images from demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and other cities and towns. Some of us are joining local communities in Maine who are finding ways to say, “we are in pain, too.”  The unrest because of racism and brutality, along with a three-month…

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A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God

We can incorporate the gravity of the pandemic into our worship by praying a new collect, composed by Episcopalians and Lutherans, during this crisis. Presiding Bishop Curry and his Lutheran counterpart, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, invite congregations to pray it from Pentecost through the first Sunday in September. A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the…

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Wilson Center Introduces Wednesday Online Dinner and Dialogue

Hello Dear Friends! We are missing you during this time and hope you are staying safe and healthy. We know many of you are no longer on campus, in Orono, or in Maine. The Wilson Center wanted to be able to give you an opportunity to be in community and have a bit of normalcy…

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A Special Thank you to St. Patrick’s

Dear St. Pats,            The family of Mildred Harriman would like to thank all of you for the love you gave to our Mom over these past years.  She so enjoyed going to St. Pat’s and looked forward to it each week.  Thank you for all the cards, for that beautiful…

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Mid-day Prayer During Lent

(From Daily Prayer for All Seasons) Resource: https://episcopalchurch.org/files/documents/daily_prayer_all_seasons_eng_final_pages.pdf “Perseverance and Renewal”Opening     Renew and strengthen us, eternal God,                    Response: as we prepare for resurrection. Prayer        Merciful God, your strength and courage pour forth to sustain the witness of your faithful people:  Awaken in…

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Prayer for a Pandemic

By Cameron Bellm May we who are merely inconvenienced  Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving  their health or making their rent. May we who have the…

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Please Send Prayers of the People Requests to Bonnie and Larry Puls

Please send to Larry and Bonnie Puls names of anyone you would like to be included in the Prayers of the People. The email address is bonniepuls@aol.com

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