Saturday collection 11/14/09

Here is our weekly collection plate of a few of the good things that Episcopalians and their congregations have done that made the news this past week. And other news fit to print.

From the Diocese of Wyoming eSpirit a report of more good things being done with through Diocesan grants at Oregon Trail Memorial Church reported by Ms. Marcia Hensley.


Bill and Nancy Webster of Eden, Wyoming are pictured in front of the new restroom facilty installed at the Oregon Trail Memorial Church in Eden, Wyoming in August. Bill and Nancy voluteered their time and equipment to prepare the site for the installation of a vault toilet similar to those used in campgrounds. Previously, the church had no restroom facilities because the building, constructed in 1937, does not have plumbing. This addition was made possible by a generous grant from the Sargent Foundation through the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming.

As the priest who serves Oregon Trail – it is a blessing for those who drive an hour and half the last “stop” to preside.

Episcopal Life tells of the Diocese of West Tennessee enlisting other churches to send aid Haiti.

On Nov. 7, according to a diocesan news release, close to 775 volunteers of many different faiths gathered in two shifts at Church of the Holy Communion Episcopal in Memphis to pack the specially formulated meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring cube containing 21 essential vitamins and minerals. The morning shift welcomed volunteers from a dozen Episcopal Church parishes as well as Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Church of God in Christ, Muslim and Baptist groups, eight local private and public schools, local attorneys and other professionals, Girl Scout troops and other local organizations,

From South Carolina:

Lt. Gov. Andre´ Bauer will join representatives of the Samaritan’s Feet program on Saturday to distribute 250 pairs of shoes to underprivileged children in Conway. Officials with the lieutenant governor’s office say the partnership’s goal is to provide up to 46,000 children in South Carolina with a pair of shoes. The shoe recipients are students who are on free and reduced lunches. The shoes will be distributed to area children at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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