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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A big-hearted small church nestled in the mountains of Ivy, Virginia

A Prayer for Safe Passage through the Storm

 

God our creator, in the beginning your Spirit moved over the face of the waters; the wind blew, and the waves of the ocean were stirred. We ask you now to calm the wind and waves of Hurricane Florence, as Jesus calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee. Enable those in the path of the storm to reach safety, and spare them from all harm.  Strengthen emergency workers and stay with them as they respond in threatening situations. Give courage and hope to those who are most vulnerable, especially the poor who have few resources, the elderly and infirm, and all who are alone. Fulfill your promise and be with us when we pass through the waters, so that they will not overwhelm us. All this we ask in the Name of the Lord of Life, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

From the Diocese of Virginia

How to help with hurricane relief


A note from Episcopal Relief and Devleopment:

We respond to storms in the United States and U.S. territories through our U.S. Disaster Program. Through our partnerships with Episcopal dioceses, we offer resources and training to help people prepare for disasters and provide emergency support so vulnerable people can make a sustained recovery after the storm. The benefit of our partnership with Episcopal churches is that these congregations are already deeply integrated within their communities. In other words, the Episcopal Church is there before responders arrive and will remain long after the news cameras have gone. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. 

To donate and read the latest updates, visit https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief

Bishops' visitation schedule for 2019


The Diocese of Virginia has posted the Bishops' visitation schedule for 2019.  St. John the Baptist will receive a visit on February 17, 2019.

Prayers of the Parish

In our worship, we pray each other's prayers together, and in our daily lives may we also pray the prayers of the parish community.

We pray for members and friends of our church community, including Jennifer Anderson, Margaret Anderson, Evelyn Crawford, Rod Devlin, Stacy Gibson, Betty Dickerson Holt, Mark Klendworth, Gary Miller, Ruth Shaver, Nancy Sprouse, Gary Stevens, Carter and Eddie Strange, and Edwina Tanzi.

We pray for all those in Hurricane Florence's path.  May they be safe.

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P.O. Box 351
Ivy, VA 22945

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