Septemeber 2019

Bishop’s Warden News

I pray everyone had a glorious summer. Rev. Eric Fenton will be back celebrating with us September, 1st after his cruise in Alaska.

We had a great first POSM (People of St. Matthias) family event. It was an ice cream social and everyone had a fun time. Our 2nd POSM family event, will be September 15th. The theme will be pies. You can bring your favorite pie to share or just come and enjoy the many different kinds of pies. Our Blessing of the Animals service will be Wednesday, October 2nd at 6pm.

Last week we held our annual Blessing of the Backpacks. We recognized our students and teachers. We pray they have a blessed year.

The Diocese released the upcoming camps for youth, adults and families for the fall retreat opportunities at Camp Capers and Mustang Island. My family (8 of us) attended a Family Camp at Mustang Island this summer and it was fantastic! It’s the second time we’ve been. Please see our Facebook page or visit the Diocesan website for more information.

St. Matthias was one of several churches to attend the Adaptive Leadership Conference in August. Lots of ideas were shared on helping congregations.

We made several deliveries to the Hospice Thrift Store, Women’s Shelter, Food Pantry and HANK (Helping Abused and Neglected Kids). Thank you everyone who donated items.

We will resume our Bible study with dinner, September 4th, 5pm at the Lesieur ranch.

The following is from the Diocesan website: God's Creation - Peace and Justice. The Prayers of the People Forms 1-6, all include prayers for peace and justice throughout the world, but how often do we identify our own efforts in promoting peace and justice among all people?

The Episcopal Church defines advocacy as being involved in efforts to educate, motivate, organize and empower Episcopalians to action for justice, peace and care for all of God's creation. We are charged and empowered by General Convention and Executive Council through resolutions that direct the mission work of the church. These resolutions dictate the policies through which we seek and serve Christ, and advocate justice for all creation.

Explore The Diocese of West Texas World Mission opportunities for promoting peace and justice. To learn more about the ACTIONS being taken by our congregations nationally and find out how you might become involved visit The Episcopal Church website.

Blessings, Dexter Lesieur

Dexter Lesieur