My lack of posts are due to a weekend trip to granddaughter’s 3rd birthday party with very limited internet access. Sunday was our annual meeting at St. Simon’s, and then my wife and I with two others met Bishop Russell in Panama City with 30 gas cans full of gas to go with generators the Bishop brought to setup at several Episcopal churches.
The next day I was felled by a terrible stomach virus and I am just now feeling almost normal. Tough way to lose 11 pounds! Pray for Jennifer and other family members, 12 of us who attended the party have gotten the bug.
That’s nothing compared to what the victims of Michael are dealing with.
The devastation is wide spread in Panama City as you already know. Our diocese is moving quickly to setup a diocesan wide response, partnering churches with the affected parishes in the storm area as a start. Go to DIOCGC.org and click on Hurricane Hub for ways you can help and to register any activities you are involved in.
St. Simon’s folks, I will have detailed info soon on how we will respond. We have been assigned to St. James in Port St. Joe and Trinity in Apalachicola. Begin by praying for those folk as we make plans to help.
God is our refuge and strength, *
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, *
and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea;
May these words from the Psalm appointed for today remind us and be of some comfort to those we are called to serve in the affected areas.