“If one part of the body suffers, we all suffer with it” (1 Cor 12:26)
Bishop Gutiérrez invites all of us to reach out and do what we can to help those in need in the aftermath of the natural disaster the hit Texas and portions of the Gulf coast in the last week. The Bishop sent out a letter detailing opportunities to help Episcopal Relief & Development with their work. Below you will find additional avenues to offer assistance.
1. Episcopal Relief & Development
2. American Red Cross
(800) HELP NOW (800) 435-7669
3. United Way
A Prayer for First Responders
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on these your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must make quick decisions, strength when they are weary, and compassion in all their work. When the alarm sounds and they are called to aid both friend and stranger, let them faithfully serve you in their neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
– Adapted from the Book of Blessings, #587, by Diana Macalintal