Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dear saints,
We have been bombarded by at least two kinds of storms in the recent past. The first kind is
the calamitous storms of nature, Harvey, and now Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm on
record. These compounded by the impact of the deluge in the sub-continent have left millions
vulnerable in so many ways. The second is of the “man-made” storm category and involves the
threat of nuclear war and the most recent threat of deportation of thousands of young people
who say, “this land is my land,” since this is the only land they know.

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Quilt Show and Bake Sale

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Do you like quilts?  If so, you're in for a treat if you attend the quilt show, quilt raffle and bake sale at St. James' Episcopal Church in Hammondsport, NY.

Enjoy a day in this beautiful town located at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, and take in the beautiful and elaborate quilts in display in the Church.  The quilts are handmade and hand-stiched with some of them dating back to the 1800's!  

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Protecting This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home:

Through Environmental Sustainability, Social Justice and Spiritual Fulfillment

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Southern Indian Cuisine Dinner

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A variety of traditional Indian dishes will be served under the direction of Dr. Roja Singh.  The dinner is in partial support of the Dalit Solidarity Forum in the USA.  sss.dalitsolidarityforum.org

When:  September 16, 2017

Doors open at 5:30pm, serving until 7pm

Where:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 179 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527

$15 per person, advance purchase tickets required.  

office@stmarkspennyan.org. or 315 536-3955

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How You Can Help Texas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Here are some notes on how to support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development and to support response post disaster. 

1. Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event:

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Texas Flooding Relief Fund

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We ask for your prayer for Houston and towns affected by Tropical Storm
Harvey. Episcopal Relief & Development is a vital partner with our diocese
and the larger church to aid in recovery efforts. I encourage you to make a
contribution to the work they will be doing alongside the Episcopal Diocese
of Texas. Episcopal Relief and Development has set up a Hurricane Harvey
Fund online here. You can also send a donation to: Episcopal Relief &
Development, Hurricane Harvey Fund, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA

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