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St. Stephen's teens lobby for more summer jobs

St. Stephen’s teens visited the diocesan offices after a visit to the State House to lobby legislators for increased funding for summer jobs. The group carried posters with messages from 400 teens who want summer jobs. Pictured areAngel Gutierrez; Liz Steinhauser, St. Stephen's Director of Youth Programs; Greg Jacobs, Diocesan Staff Officer for Urban Ministry Development; Crystal Rosa; Victor Mejia; Adelvia Gomez and Shanasia Bennett.
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Learning event with Marcus Borg readies Holy Week evangelists

An appreciative audience listens to Marcus Borg discuss his view of Jesus. See photos from this event>> | Watch video of session 1>> | Watch video of session 2>>
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A Prayer for Mission

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts: Inviting | Forming | Sending | Serving
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A Blessing

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
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Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, vision. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
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From the Book of Common Prayer

For the Human Family O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Prayer in Time of War

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Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, * a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, * and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; Though its waters rage and foam, * and though the mountains tremble at its tumult. The LORD of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, *
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Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; * in your great compassion blot out my offenses. Wash me through and through from my wickedness * and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, * and my sin is ever before me. Against you only have I sinned * and done what is evil in your sight. And so you are justified when you speak * and upright in your judgment. Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, *
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Litany for Peace in Our Time

Holy God, Creator of heaven and earth: Holy and Mighty, Redeemer of the world: Holy Immortal One, Sanctifier of the faithful: Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, One God: have mercy on us Holy Mary, Mother of God Holy Mary, Mother of the Prince of Peace
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