St. Michael’s is observing ERD Sunday on March 26. On Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, we focus on prayer and action to address global needs. ERD has served as a compassionate response to human suffering for over 75 years, and 90% of every dollar donated goes directly to programs. A special focus this year is relief for African nations which are experiencing famine, including South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Burundi and Yemen.
Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, states, “On Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, we focus on how we engage life and the world more deeply, to truly heal a hurting world, to truly pray and work for social economic and environmental justice and to truly respond to acute human suffering. I invite everyone across our Church, as our Prayer Book says, to the observance ‘of a holy Lent by prayer, fasting and self-denial,’ and by works of compassion, justice and mercy, like those carried out through Episcopal Relief & Development.”
Please use the envelopes available in your pews and in the Gallery and give generously. More information is available at www.episcopalrelief.org.