Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 28, 2011 Services cancelled because of "Irene"

Dear Friends,

After conferring with the Wardens, we have decided to cancel worship services for tomorrow, Sunday, August 28, 2010.

Hurricane Irene is approaching and the Lehigh Valley is now under a Tropical Storm Warning thorugh Sunday evening. This means that the Lehigh Valley is expected to experience anywhere from 40-60 mph winds with gusts up to 70 along with heavy rains and flooding. It appears that the eye of the storm will track along the New Jersey shore, so we are will inside the storm area.

We have posted cancellations on the following sites:

  • TELEVISION (CHANNEL 69) and the Accuweather Channels on Service Electric and RCN.

I would ask a couple of things:

  • Please contact friends and fellow parishioners, particularly those who don't have the internet to let them know about the cancellation.
  • Please keep an eye out for people in our parish and in your neighborhoods who are vulnerable should power go out or for whom severe weather would be a risk, including the elderly and those who are physically disabled and who live alone.
  • If you know of an emergency situation, please call the appropriate authorities.
  • If you know of a pastoral need, please don't hesitate to contact me on my cell phone or by text.

You can still pray and worship while you are riding out the storm . Here are some worship and prayer resources:

  • The Daily Office (pages 74 - 102 of the Book of Common Prayer. You can also find it here.
  • Here is a PDF copy of the Sunday bulletin with the Scripture lessons, the Prayers of the People, announcements and reflections on the Sunday's scriptures.
  • Here is a PDF copy of this weeks Prayers of the People.
  • I will post my sermon on my blog: soon.

Please pray for all who are affected by this storm, for those whose work we depend on during storms and emergencies such as the emergency services, medical personnel, utility workers and other upon whom our common life and safety depends.

My prayers are with all of you!

Faithfully yours,


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