“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Today we celebrate Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, two women of color who helped change the world: Sojourner Truth clevertrading.qa/iq-option-for-pc-windows, a former slave who fled north and preached powerfully against racism and sexism at a women’s rights convention in Akron, Ohio on May 29, 1851; and Harriet Tubman who helped free over 300 slaves by leading them into Canada between 1851 and 1861. These brave women spoke out against the evils of their day and call us to dream of a country in which all people are treated equally and with respect.
We continue to pray for protection for our citizens, especially men of color, as well as for our police. We mourn all those who have been wounded and those who have died in recent terrorist attacks in our cities as well as around the world. And as our country lifts up our political conventions and candidates for the office of the President of the United States, prayers for peace, love, discernment and good will, as well as truth and justice.
Thanks to everyone who helped set up and clean up, brought chairs over, cooked and brought food, etc. for the Service of Holy http://clevertrading.qa/iq-option-for-pc-windows Eucharist and elaborate Parish Picnic at Sarah Lawrence’s Center for the Urban River at Beczak last Sunday. The weather cooperated beautifully and we had a wonderful time with amazing and excellent food. What a stunning location, and a perfect spot for a July Sunday picnic! Thank you!
Service representatives from the Ahlborne-Galanti organ company spent six and a half hours working and beginning to clean and repair our organ on Monday. They will return in August. In the meantime, I think you will be able to hear some sounds we have not heard for quite a while!
May Harriet and Sojourner continue to inspire and remind us of what real courage and faith mean. See you at the Farmer’s Market and on Sunday!
Blessings and love,
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Sirota
Saint John’s Getty Square