As we gather tomorrow at 9 am altogether in worship and then for our annual meeting at 10.30 a.m., may we give thanks for our work this past year. As we review what we have done, thank the outgoing vestry leaders, and elect new leadership, may we be grateful for the many blessings bestowed upon this Trinity community by God. 2021 was challenging in many ways, but God is faithful, and we are here together in worship and mission. Thanks be to God! I offer these prayers (from the BCP p. 817/818) for this Trinity community.
A prayer for Trinity's Annual Meeting
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with us at Trinity's Annual Meeting for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A prayer for the Parish
Almighty and everliving God, ruler or all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!