Lord, as in Roman times, there is a power of evil at work in the world, and it is an active force against all that is good and lovely and true. As in Roman times, we see it when wars break out, when authority at all levels is exercised in a tyrannical manner, when global corporations and governments exercise authoritarian controls to enhance power and wealth at the expense of individual freedom. We see it with pathological uses of biotechnology to control and reprogram the human genome contrary to natural processes. Lord, give us the faith to see that this power of evil does not have the last word. Love does. Decency does. Truth does. Honor does. Free exchange of information does. Keeping your word does, even when not advantageous. Lord, as in Roman times, give us the strength to fight tyranny exercised in the shadow of the Law and to preserve individual freedoms in our time. Amen.
As Portland's oldest Christian church, we are the authentic Anglican Christian community in Portland and the surrounding area! Authenticity is at the core of everything we do as we build a friendly, vibrant, Christ-centered community sharing and celebrating the goodness and love of God! We invite YOU to join our community on this adventure of faith! Our campus is located in Portland, and our parish family members come from communities throughout all of Southern and Mid-Maine.
Our regular Sunday schedule is: 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist every Sunday and 9 a.m. Spoken Eucharist first and third Sundays. ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063528228?pwd=WWpDZzYxeDNtNXhWM2kvaG1SOWNpdz09
PARISH NOTES & EVENTS
Ukraine Relief: The International Anglican Fellowship is accepting donations marked “Ukraine Relief” that will then be wired to a responsible host agency in Poland for Ukrainian refugee relief efforts. When banks in Ukraine are secure IAF will connect with an Orthodox Church there to help with relief efforts on the ground.
Address all checks marked "Ukraine Relief" as follows:
International Anglican Fellowship
P.O. Box 42
West Seneca, NY 14224
Stroudwater Food Pantry
Donations of breakfast cereal, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, tuna, ramen noodles, canned goods and empty egg cartons can be left in the marked box in the Parish Hall.
Volunteers also needed!
More info: https://stroudwaterfoodpantry.com/
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Anglican Church in America
Classical Christianity Engaging the World
Diocese of the North Eastern United States
The Right Reverend Alexander Henderson Webb, Bishop
The Most Reverend Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Emeritus
Our small group meets for Bible study Wednesdays @6:30. Zoom is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86085869749