Prayer in a time of pandemic
Loving God, throughout the Scriptures you call us to “Fear not!”, but these are troubling times for the hardiest souls. Give us courage to face the challenges of this new threat to your human family. Give us prudence, to do the necessary things to protect ourselves and others. Give us the clarity of vision to learn from this disease the lesson we are too prone to forget, that we are all connected, regardless of race or nationality or political persuasion. We pray for those who are struggling with this disease, that their health may be restored. We pray for medical personnel and first responders caring for those in need, that they remain healthy and unflagging in their life-saving work. And we pray for all those economically impacted, that they may find the resources to maintain themselves and their families. We ask all this, trusting in your abiding love, a love that even death cannot defeat. Amen.
Written by Deacon Tom Hampson, Diocese of San Joaquin
Deacons Talking About Response To COVID-19
Watch recordings of previous Zoom conversations. (Also conversations around racism, food justice and more.)
Monday June 1, 8:30 - 9:30 pm EDT
Five things to watch for free which might inform your faith
From Deacon Anthony Keller. Watch and get the links.
Individual Prayer Walk, Diocese of Colorado
Habits of Grace - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's video Meditations
Mondays, through May
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will shares a 3-4 minute video meditation weekly, to cultivate a ‘habit of grace’ during this challenging time. Watch
AED Vice President Tracie Middleton reflects on her quarantine after her Rector’s diagnosis in early March.
These materials are available via Google Drive
Emergency Grant Program
From The Fund for the Diaconate, to aid deacons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finances; Walk and Be Well podcasts; stress & coping resources, and more here.
Charitable Giving Incentives - part of the CARES Act
Concerning COVID-19, from the Episcopal Church
Zoom: How to stream a Zoom webinar to Facebook or YouTube, 2 minute video
Lifelong Learning at VTS
Triduum under quarantine
Episcopal Church Foundation
List of resources, includes:
Visit our Facebook group to share resources, ideas or questions about responding to needs during this difficult time.
To add resources to this page, please contact Deacon Anne.