Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 25th declared ONE Sunday by ++Katharine

Mission: Jefferts Schori calls for marking of ONE Sunday near beginning of Lent.

[ERD] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is calling congregations to commemorate "ONE Sunday" on February 25, the First Sunday in Lent.

"ONE Sunday" is an effort to join congregations in prayer and reflection for people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Episcopalians are also encouraged to advocate for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)(http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_77743_ENG_HTM.htm) and rally with others who are members of ONE Episcopalian (http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ONE/), a grassroots partnership between the Episcopal Church and the ONE Campaign.

"As Christians around the world begin their Lenten journeys with commitments to acts of personal devotion, prayer, and almsgiving, congregational celebration of 'ONE Sunday' provides an opportunity to deepen our commitment to actively participate in God's mission of healing the world," said Jefferts Schori.

Through Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), "ONE Sunday" is an opportunity to make a contribution to a special offering that will help people suffering from chronic hunger, disease and poverty around the world.

Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82564_ENG_HTM.htm

This announcement is courtesy of ENS [Episcopal News Service] February 20, 2007.

Besides, we need to channel our energy and disappointment in the Primates and their questionable decision-making into something meaningful and positive...this is part of that effort.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bishop Katharine for helping us refocus our angst to the good works of Christ. This is not to say that full inclusion is not among those works but if the Global South and secessionists here at home would stop dwelling on the bedroom, a lot more people would be fed, educated and healthier.