To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
3rd July, 2021
I invite you to join me in giving thanks to God for the one hundredth Anniversary of the dedication of the Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, La Caye in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, St. Lucia today Saturday 3rd July 2021an to congratulate Archdeacon Christian Glasgow and Parishioners as they celebrate. The theme for the celebrations is: “Remembering the past, celebrating the present while preparing for the future of the next generation through intentional discipleship”!
The celebrations begins today with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 3:00pm today and are expected to be year-long to culminate at Synod 2022. A Plan of activities to mark the occasion will be sent to you in due course. ‘
Preliminary reports are that there has been some damage to houses and other buildings mostly to the north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and in St. Lucia as well. As more details come to hand and after a proper assessment is done, we’ll keep you updated. In the mean time your prayers are kindly requested for those who have been affected and we also pray for those who are in harms way as the hurricane journeys on in the Caribbean Sea.
O Heavenly Father as the hurricane season is here, we are frightened by our knowledge of the possible devastation of storms, hurricanes and other natural disasters and by our helplessness in the face of them. We pray O Father that you may keep us safe and all who stand in harm’s way.
Loving Father help us to know and to be confident that if disaster comes our way that you are ever present with us, and teach us to cope and afterwards to respond with love and care for others. And if we are spared and others are affected, we pray that help may be given to them speedily and this may be turned into an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of love and service which bind men and nations together through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings!
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands