2013 Board Members pictured above: (Front) The Rev. Jenni Liem, The Rev. Bob Olsen, (From left) Beverly Williams, Mara Fagin, Susan Swift, Gaye Anne McWade, The Ven. Cookie Clark, Jan Waukon (Retreat facilitator), Warren Dunning, The Rev. Cindy Long, The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, Susan Wahlstrom, The Rev. Lucretia Jevne, and John Williams
The mission of Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of Northern California is to help congregations seek to transform the communities they serve by carrying out Christ's work of reconciliation and witnessing to His justice, mercy,
Serving Christ by Serving Others
JOY is the theme of the third Sunday of Advent, this year December 15.
It is appropriate that Bishop Beisner has designated it as our annual Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Advent Appeal day.
Our second reading this day, the Magnificat, encourages joyful gratitude:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. Luke 1:46
Episcopal Community Services has supported the work of ministering to the sick, the homeless, the hungry, and the poor in the Diocese of Northern California for over 30 years. As our economy continues to suffer, it becomes more important than ever for us to work together in addressing the needs of our communities.
Please place your offering in the church offering plate, marked for ECS, or mail it to:
Episcopal Community Services
350 University Avenue, Suite 280,
Sacramento, CA 95825.
Or, make your donation securely here at www.norcalecs.org
You may download our informative bulletin inserts here above for your December 15 bulletin.
Please encourage your members to share their Advent joy by helping us continue the work of Serving Christ by Serving Others in the coming year.
May God bless you richly this Holy Season,
The Rev. Lucretia Jevne
FYI: Episcopal Community Services, your diocesan partner for outreach and social service ministries announced that this year we gave more than $53,000 in support of congregations in our diocese who are serving their communities with outreach projects. (See 2013 grants here.)
Questions? Ideas! E-mail the Rev. Lucretia Jevne