SGIA Call to Action

Now more than ever we are called to put our faith into action.  This current alert presented by the Episcopal Church USA gives us that opportunity right now. The Episcopal Public Policy Network has asked all Episcopalians to contact Congress to pass voting reform legislation. While the House of Representatives passed the For the People … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: Response to CODE RED

Gleaning wisdom from our Canadian friends, here is an excellent prescription for dealing with the recent CODE RED declaration from the IPCC. You’ll be hearing more from us as we join faith communities around the world in recognizing a September SEASON OF CREATION.  More on that next week.  Meanwhile… — From the David Suzuki Foundation … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: Thoughts on Sustenance

All life requires food and water for growth and survival.  As followers of Jesus we are called to nourish ourselves and others not only in spirit but also in care for all of creation. In this critical time of climate change, how can we do this? First, through prayer and worship. As we read in … READ MORE…

Simpler Living Making a Difference

From Simpler Living, St Paul Cathedral’s Creation Care ministry Good things come in threes, so here goes: 1. A Prayer for CreationGod of glorious wonder, we praise your presence in the breath of all life.  When we experience gentle breezes, the misted rains, mountains that meet the clouds, sustaining waters, trills of birds at the daily … READ MORE…

From Communion in the Courtyard: A Reflection on Luke 18:1-8

This reflection was originally shared by The Rev. Canon Richard Lief at our Thursday night Communion in the Courtyard Service, where participants are invited to contribute unique prayers, reflections, music, and poems to our common worship. The liturgy is intentionally malleable and reflective of the distinct talents, passions, and each participant on any given week. … READ MORE…

O Wisdom (Creation Care O Antiphons)

The Simpler Living committee has curated a collection of O Antiphons taken from St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle’s 2019 advent for our season. Each Thursday we will include our own meditation/reflections related to creation care. You can follow along each Thursday. O WISDOM, you came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and reach … READ MORE…

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