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Aug. 6, 2020   Expanded Stage Two Regathering Guidelines for Communion, Pastoral Visits, Baptism, Youth Ministry The bishops of both Massachusetts Episcopal dioceses have jointly issued expanded guidelines for Stage Two regathering that provide protocols for the administration…
Reflections
July 26, 2020 Texts: Proper 12-A, Track 2: I Kings 3:5-12; Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew [13:31-33,44-52] is a smorgasbord of mini-parables.  Most of them relate to obtaining some treasure or some prized commodity: leavened bread, hidden wealth, fine…
In the News
On Wednesday, July 22, the Burgess Committee of Grace Episcopal Church will sponsor a Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Reconciliation and Peace at 7:30 pm at Dennis Alley Park, also known as Waban Park, in Oak Bluffs.  The vigil will incorporate non-sectarian prayers for victims of racial…
In the News
In Chelsea, the hardest hit community in the state, the long tail of the coronavirus still lingers...Nearly 3,000 residents have tested positive for the virus, a strikingly high number in a city of just 40,000. And even as the number of cases now declines, the economic fallout remains staggering,…
In the News
A famous Boston church that was renowned for its place at the center of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride is reckoning with its discovery that its 18th Century congregation was a gathering place for slave traders. Today, the Old North Church & Historic Site is shining a light on its dark history.
In the News
The Rev. Will Mebane of St. Barnabas's Church in Falmouth and the Rev. Deborah Warner of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole are part of the Falmouth Clergy Association's "Masks" PSA video, which promotes the wearing of the masks that prevent coronavirus infection while removing the "masks"…
Reflections
June 26, 2020 A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,      make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up,      and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level,     …
Diocesan News
The Episcopal Church Executive Council in June approved seven United Thank Offering (UTO) Young Adult and Seminarian grants, two of which were awarded to recipients in the Diocese of Massachusetts, according to a June 17 media release.   The UTO awards grants to support innovative mission and…
June 23, 2020 Regathering and HR Matters Zoom Conversation on Regathering: Employee Considerations and Accommodations: Thursday, July 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  (Zoom link e-mailed directly to clergy, wardens and treasurers.) The safety and well-being of church employees is of utmost concern as…
Parish News
Members of St. Anne's in-the-Fields Church in Lincoln have been leaving river rocks with painted messages of hope in random places around their communities in an attempt to spread hope and to thank essential workers during this trying time of pandemic. …