Sunday, January 24, 2010

I promised to post these quotes. . .

The following motivational quotes all fit under the slogan:
"Just do it."

-Not what is achieved that is important but what is set in motion.
H.D. Wells

-Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

-Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

-Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "why not?"
R. Kennedy

And just in case you've lost the citation from this morning:

HYMN #333

Now the silence
Now the peace
Now the empty hands uplifted

Now the kneeling
Now the plea
Now the Father’s arms in welcome

Now the hearing
Now the power
Now the vessel brimmed for pouring

Now the Body
Now the Blood
Now the joyful celebration

Now the wedding
Now the songs
Now the heart forgiven leaping

Now the Spirit’s visitation
Now the Son’s epiphany
Now the Father’s blessing

Now Now Now



Saturday, January 16, 2010


Date: January 14, 2010 6:44:50 PM EST
To: readers of "Maggie's Cross"
Subject: For our brothers and sisters in Haiti

Dear Friends,
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
- Haiti is the largest and fastest-growing diocese in The Episcopal Church.
- There are over 83,000 Episcopalians in Haiti
- There are over 110 Episcopal Churches in Haiti, and over 200 Episcopal schools
The Episcopal Church in Haiti has lost a cathedral, convent, Holy Trinity Complex, College St. Pierre, and a Jubilee Center. The Bishop has no place to live. Thankfully, the four missionaries are all accounted for - Mallory Holding, Jude Harmon, Oge Beauvoir and his wife Serette.

How can you help?
Check the Haiti page on Episcopal Relief & Development website

Donate and encourage others to donate to Episcopal Relief & Development by calling 800-334-7626 ext 5129.
Episcopal Relief & Development has a four star rating on Charity Navigator and meets all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau.
Please do not encourage anyone to travel to Haiti.
Priority must be given to first responders and a few relief agencies so as not to over-burden the already compromised infrastructure.
Thank you for all that you do for our Church.
Malaika Kamunanwire,
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Episcopal Relief & Development

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thirty Aftershocks Later....

NewsLine: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PB on Haiti…Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following concerning the January 12 earthquake in Haiti:

The people of Haiti have suffered a devastating earthquake, and it is already clear that many have died and many more are injured. Even under “normal” circumstances, Haiti struggles to care for her 9 million people. The nation is the poorest in the western hemisphere, and this latest disaster will set back many recent efforts at development. I urge your prayers for those who have died, been injured, and are searching for loved ones – and I urge your concrete and immediate prayers in the form of contributions to Episcopal Relief & Development, who are already working with the Diocese of Haiti to send aid where it is most needed.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop

The Episcopal Church

For news about the Episcopal Church in Haiti go to The Rev. Lauren Stanley's blog

The home pages for the Episcopal Relief Fund is

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Prayers tonight. . .

We add the people of Haiti to our prayers this night.

They experienced the horrors of an earthquake today. It occurred approximately 10 miles from Port-au-Prince early this afternoon. Strong shaking with was recorded in Port-au-Prince. It was also felt in Cuba, Jamaica, Venezuela and the bordering country of the Domincan Republic.

The US Geological Survey recorded at least six aftershocks in the two hours after the main earthquake. All measured over 4.5.

According to a member of the US Geological Survey, based on the strength and location of the quake, about three million people would have been affected. Additionally, since the quake occurred under land rather than water, structures and people on the surface were directly exposed to the tremors, particularly since the fault was quite shallow.

According to news reports, the last time an earthquake of this magnitude hit Haiti was in 1751.

According to a journalist on Haitian television, the buildings of the National Palace, the finance ministry, ministry of public works, the ministry of communication and culture, the Palace of Justice, the Superior Normal School, the Parliament, and the cathedral of Port-au-Prince have collapsed. Additionally, a hospital was reported to have collapsed. Communications are disrupted, with a Haitian diplomat saying, "Communication is absolutely impossible ... I've been trying to call my ministry and I cannot get through.

Members of St. Margaret's Church may remember The Rev. Laura Stanley who worshiped with us regularly several years ago. She was recently in Haiti, serving in local parishes and writing her thesis for doctors degree in ministry. Like many family and friends of the residents of Haiti, she waits tonight for more news.

+ O merciful Father, you have taught us in your holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of this world; Look with pity on the sorrow of your servants in Haiti for who our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, comfort them with a sense of your presence and goodness, grant them your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.