Friday, 19 December 2014

CHURCH NEWS –Dec. 18
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
The Christmas Silence

Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
On dusty rafters of the loft;
And mild eyed oxen, breathing soft,
Sleep on the fragrant hay below.

Dim shadows in the corner hide:
The glimmering lantern’s ray are shed
Where one young lamb just lifts his head,
Then huddles against his mother’s side.

Strange silence tingles in the air;
Through the half-open door a bar
Of light from one low-hanging star
Touches a baby’s radiant hair.

No sounds: the mother, kneeling, lays
Her cheek against the little face.
Oh human love! Oh heavenly grace!
“Tis yet in silence that she prays!

Ages of silence end to-night;
Then to the long-expectant earth
Glad angels come to greet His birth
In burst of music, love, and light!
                                    Margaret Deland



SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00

Dec. 21-Advent 4 & Baptism-Rev. Susan
            2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16   Romans 16:25-37   Luke 1:26-38

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30 pm- Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 9:2-7   Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec 25-NO SERVICE- Parishioners are invited to attend
                                          Christmas Day Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 28-Christmas 1-Rev. Ken
            Isaiah 60:10—62:3   Galatians 4:4-7   Luke 2:22-40
Dec. 31-New Year’s Service-7:00 pm   

Jan 4 2015-Epiphany of our Lord-Morning Prayer-Lois Smandych, Donna Evans, Nora Gilbey
           Isaiah 60:1-6    Ephesians 3:1-12   Matthew 2:1-12
Jan. 11-Baptism of Our Lord-Rev. Kim
            Genesis 1:1-5   Acts 19:1-7   Mark 1:4-11
Jan. 18-Epiphany 2-Rev. Susan
            1 Samuel 3:1-20   1 Corinthians 6:12-20   John 1:43-51
Jan. 25-Epiphany 3-Rev. Kim
            Jonah 3:1-5, 10   1 Corinthians 7:29-31   Mark 1:14-20

Feb 1 -Presentation of the Lord-Morning Prayer-Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Malachi 3:1-4   Hebrews 2:14-18   Luke 2:22-40
Feb. 8: Epiphany 5-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 40:21-31  1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Mark 1:29-39
     Annual Meeting following the service-Lunch will be provided
Feb. 15-Transfiguration Sunday-Rev. Susan
            2 Kings 2:1-12   2 Corinthians 4:3-6   Mark 9:2-9
Feb. 18: ASH WEDNESDAY
            Isaiah 58:1-12   2 Corinthians 5:20 b-6:10   Matthew 6;1-6,16-21
Feb. 22-Lent 1-Rev. Kim
            Genesis 9:8-17   1 Peter 3:18-22   Mark 1:9-15

Mar. 1: Lent 2- Morning Prayer-Lois Smandych, Donna Evans, Nora Gilbey
            Genesis 17:1-7,15-16   Romans 4:13-25   Mark 8:31-38
Mar.8-Lent 3-Rev. Kim
            Exodus 20:1-17   1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22
Mar. 15-Lent 4-Rev. Susan
            Numbers 21:4-9   Ephesians 2:1-10   John 3:14-21
Mar.22-Lent 5-Rev. Kim
            Jeremiah 31:31-34   Hebrews 5:5-10   John 12:20-33

HOLY WEEK
Mar. 29: Palm Sunday-Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 50:4-9 a   Philippians 2:5-11   Mark 14:1-15:47
April 2: Maundy Thurs-Rev. Kim-7:00
            Exodus 12:1-20    1 Corinthians 11:23-26  John 13:1-17, 31 b-35
Good Fri-11:00
            Isaiah 52:13—53:12   Hebrews 4:14-16  5:7-9   John 18:1—19:42
April 4-Easter Vigil-7:00
                                                Romans 6:3-11            Mark 16:1-8
April 5-Easter Day-11:00-Rev. Glen
            Acts 10:34-43   1 Corinthians 15:1-11   John 20:1-18
April 12: Easter 2-Rev. Kim
            Acts 4:32-35   1 John 1:1—2:2    John 20:19-31
           
MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                          
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)
Altar Guild: last Mon. of every second month-in West Hall at 1:30
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month @7:00Jan. 22- Committees at 6 & Vestry at 7
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209) Jan 9                                                                                                                
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Jan. 3

Forward Day By Day (Nov. -Jan) on the back bookcase

A beautiful Advent /Lenten Wreath Stand with Candles was dedicated to the glory of God in loving memory of Kathie Smith and John & Cleone Ferridge on December 14th.

Coats for Kids: Gently used or new coats; scarves; toques; mitts can be dropped off at the Credit Union or the church


Please brings items to give to the
THE GIVING HOPE TREE

Yorkton Schools...Toques, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves
      Shelwin House...Baby & Children Items-clothes, sleepers,
                     Blankets, Socks, Undershirts, etc.
                   Slippers, Socks, Underwear, etc.
           Toiletries (new)

Tree will be up until Epiphany ( Jan. 4th)
(located in the church)


Jan. 18- Prayer Chain Meeting: following the service

Mon. Jan. 19- Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: at 7:00 pm at St. Gerard’s.
                                                             Everyone is welcome to come

Feb. 8-Annual Meeting: following the service
Feb. 17:- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper:  5-7

Of Interest:  

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New Advent Wreath

This gorgeous advent calendar was built by Don Ferridge.  On Sunday it was dedicated to Holy Trinity in loving memory of John and Cleone Ferridge and Kathy Smith.

 

Advent 3

Rejoice always! Let us rejoice with all our hearts. God is in our midst and rejoices over us with gladness.  My the lighting of this candle remind us of God's JOY, which comes to us in God's child, Jesus, whose day draws near.  Amen. 

 

Friday, 28 November 2014

CHURCH NEWS –Nov. 27
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
Don’t Forget Jesus
Christmas is a special time to reflect on Jesus Christ,
The wonder of His lowly birth brings meaning to our lives.
There really is no other reason, we celebrate this day,
The birth of God’s precious Son and the life, He willingly gave
But so much seems to distract us ion the busyness of our lives,
We lose our focus in all the happenings not knowing we leave out Christ
We lose sight of the true meaning as we endlessly rush about
Trying to find that perfect gift seems to cloud our Saviour out
We need to stop and reflect awhile remembering our precious Lord,
His birth, His life and sacrifice and all that He stand s for
For though the world may celebrate it seems, though, for other reasons,
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ is the true meaning of the season.

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00

Nov. 30-Advent 1 & Baptism-Rev. Kim; Rev. Susan and Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Isaiah 64:1-9   1 Corinthians 1:3-9   Mark 13:24-37

Advent Weds evening services with St. Paul Lutheran Church will be at 7:00 pm
      Dec. 3: St. Paul       Dec. 10: Holy Trinity    Dec. 17: St. Paul   Dec. 31: Holy Trinity

Dec. 7-Advent 2-Rev. Luanne
            Isaiah 40:1-11   2 Peter 3:8-15 a   Mark 1:1-8
Dec. 14-Advent 3-Lessons & Carols-Rev. Kim-Pot luck lunch to follow service

Dec. 21-Advent 4 & Baptism-Rev. Susan
            2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16   Romans 16:25-37   Luke 1:26-38

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30 pm- Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 9:2-7  Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec 25-NO SERVICE- Parishioners are invited to attend
                                          Christmas Day Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 28-Christmas 1-Rev. Ken
            Isaiah 60:10—62:3   Galatians 4:4-7   Luke 2:22-40
Dec. 31-New Year’s Service-7:00 pm   


MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                          
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month @7:00Nov. 27                                                                                                      
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209)                                                                                                               
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Dec. 6

Forward Day By Day (Nov. -Jan) on the back bookcase


Coats for Kids: Gently used or new coats; scarves; toques; mitts can be dropped off at the Credit Union or the church

                                                                                                                                                                      
ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: Sat. Nov. 29 from 2-4
                                     -raffle tickets & White Elephant Sale


Please brings items to give to the
THE GIVING HOPE TREE

Yorkton Schools...Toques, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves
      Shelwin House...Baby & Children Items-clothes, sleepers,
                     Blankets, Socks, Undershirts, etc.
                   Slippers, Socks, Underwear, etc.
           Toiletries (new)

Tree will be up until Epiphany
(located in the church)


Hymn Sing at Queen Elizabeth Court-Nov. 30 at 7;00 Everyone is welcome to attend

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles: Mon. Dec.1 & Tues. Dec. 2 at CANADIAN TIRE

St. Paul Lutheran Church Advent Tea and Bake Sale-Dec. 6 from 2 to 4     All are welcome!


Hairspray: YRHS Musical-Dec. 4-7 Tickets $10.00

            We at Christie’s Funeral Home understand that following the death of a loved one, each day is difficult and when the pressure of the Christmas season is added those days can be even harder. 
            During the Christmas Season, we often feel that the Grinch who stole our Christmas Spirit is our Grief.  We need special opportunities during the Christmas Season to express our sorrow, to remember loved ones who have died and to share our burdens with others who know all too well the pain of losing someone they love.
              We invite you to join us for our Christmas Service of Remembrance and Healing on Thursday, 
                                    December 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. 
This non-denominational service is open to anyone who has suffered the loss of loved one through death, and will offer words of comfort, opportunities to express our sorrow, a time to remember loved ones who have died and some suggestions for getting through this holiday season. 
For more information call Christie’s Funeral Home at 782-2312.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Mon. Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm at St. Gerard’s. Everyone is welcome to come



Of Interest:  

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Friday, 21 November 2014

CHURCH NEWS –Nov. 20
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
   MERRY CHRISTMAS
‘Twas two months before Christmas when all through our land,
  Not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand.
Why the Holiday Police had taken away
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and  things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

           December 25th is just a "Holiday ".
 
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and  credit
  Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
  CD's from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod
  something was changing, something quite odd
  retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.
 
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty
are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton,  Wolf  Blitzen
  On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
  to eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
  And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
the true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
the reason for the season, stopped before it started.

 So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
  Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
  Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

Shout
MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy  Holiday !

Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
 

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00

Nov.23-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim-9:00 & 11:00
            Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24   Ephesians 1:15-23   Matthew 25: 31-46
Nov. 30-Advent 1 & Baptism-Rev. Kim; Rev. Susan and Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Isaiah 64:1-9   1 Corinthians 1:3-9   Mark 13:24-37

Advent Weds evening services with St. Paul Lutheran Church will be at 7:00 pm
      Dec. 3: St. Paul       Dec. 10: Holy Trinity    Dec. 17: St. Paul   Dec. 31: Holy Trinity

Dec. 7-Advent 2-Rev. Luanne
            Isaiah 40:1-11   2 Peter 3:8-15 a   Mark 1:1-8
Dec. 14-Advent 3-Lessons & Carols-Rev. Kim-Pot luck lunch to follow service

Dec. 21-Advent 4 & Baptism-Rev. Susan
            2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16   Romans 16:25-37   Luke 1:26-38

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30 pm- Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 9:2-7  Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec 25-NO SERVICE- Parishioners are invited to attend
                                          Christmas Day Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 28-Christmas 1-Rev. Ken
            Isaiah 60:10—62:3   Galatians 4:4-7   Luke 2:22-40
Dec. 31-New Year’s Service-7:00 pm   

Our prayers and sympathies to the family of Betty Evans-her funeral was Nov. 19


MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                          
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month @7:00Nov. 27                                                                                                      
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209)                                                                                                               
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Dec. 6

Forward Day By Day (Nov. -Jan) on the back bookcase

Church Calendars: for sale from any ACW members or office-$5.00 each

The fall Bible study gathering is Friday, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the east hall.  We will be discussing the
 Parables of Jesus.  Booklets are $10-please call Joyce at 783-4209.


Coats for Kids: Gently used or new coats; scarves; toques; mitts can be dropped off at the Credit Union or the church

Chili Supper –Thanks to all who donated and helped at the supper
                                                                                                                                                                      
ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: Sat. Nov. 29 from 2-4
                                                         -raffle tickets & White Elephant Sale
Items are needed for the White Elephant table-please leave in the St. Cecilia room


Please brings items to give to the
THE GIVING HOPE TREE

Yorkton Schools...Toques, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves
      Shelwin House...Baby & Children Items-clothes, sleepers,
                     Blankets, Socks, Undershirts, etc.
                   Slippers, Socks, Underwear, etc.
           Toiletries (new)

Tree will be up until Epiphany
(located in the church)


Hymn Sing at Queen Elizabeth Court-Nov. 30 at 7;00 Everyone is welcome to attend

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles: Mon. Dec.1 & Tues. Dec. 2 at the Parkland Mall- Sign- up sheet on the Narthex table.

Hairspray: YRHS Musical-Dec. 4-7 Tickets $10.00

Of Interest:  

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Thursday, 13 November 2014

CHURCH NEWS –Nov. 12
Holy Trinity’s web address ishttp://holytrinityyorkton.blogspot.ca/


THOUGHTS & SMILES:   
Look up and not down,
Look forward and not back,
Look out and not in—
Lend a hand!

SERVICES, MEETINGS & EVENTS COMING UP:

SERVICES:
                                   Sunday Services & Sunday School are at 11:00- followed by coffee time & fellowship.
                                                         The fourth Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00

Nov. 16-Pentecost 23-Rev. Susan-Shoebox Dedication
            Judges 4:1-7   1 Thessalonians 5:1-11   Matthew 25:14-30
Nov.23-Reign of Christ-Rev. Kim-9:00 & 11:00
            Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24   Ephesians 1:15-23   Matthew 25: 31-46
Nov. 30-Advent 1 & Baptism-Rev. Kim; Rev. Susan and Rev. Deacon Luanne
            Isaiah 64:1-9   1 Corinthians 1:3-9   Mark 13:24-37

Dec. 7-Advent 2-Rev. Luanne
            Isaiah 40:1-11   2 Peter 3:8-15 a   Mark 1:1-8
Dec. 14-Advent 3-Lessons & Carols-Rev. Kim-Pot luck lunch to follow service

Dec. 21-Advent 4 & Baptism-Rev. Susan
            2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16   Romans 16:25-37   Luke 1:26-38

Dec. 24-Christmas Eve-7:30 pm- Rev. Kim
            Isaiah 9:2-7  Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20

Dec 25-NO SERVICE- Parishioners are invited to attend
                                          Christmas Day Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 28
            Isaiah 60:10—62:3   Galatians 4:4-7   Luke 2:22-40
Dec. 31-New Year’s Service-7:00          


MEETINGS/EVENTS:  
Sunday School: @11:00                          
ACW : 1st Monday of the month @ 2:00 pm (Joyce-306 783-4209)
Choir: (Judy-306 782-1531)  
Holy Eucharist Weds. @10:00 a.m.
Vestry: Fourth Thurs. of the month @7:00Nov. 27                                                                                                      
Bible Study: Fri. 1:30-2:30 (Joyce-306 783-4209)                                                                                                               
Holy Trinity Brothers: 1st Sat of the month at 9:00 am for breakfast & fellowship- all men are welcome                          
                                       Next get together at West Broadway Grill-Next Meeting: Dec. 6

Forward Day By Day (Nov. -Jan) on the back bookcase

Church Calendars: for sale from any ACW members or office-$5.00 each

The fall Bible study gathering is Friday, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the east hall.  We will be discussing the
 Parables of Jesus.  Booklets are $10-please call Joyce at 783-4209. Cancelled on Nov. 14th

Adventure in Prayer: started  Nov. 4th at 6:30-8:00 for 7 weeks.
                      Speak with Luanne for more information

Luther College Choir: concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Fri. Nov. 21 at 7:00-free

Coats for Kids: Gently used or new coats; scarves; toques; mitts can be dropped off at the Credit Union or the church

Chili Supper will be on Nov. 14 at 5:30. Adults-$12.00 and youth-(4-12)-$5.00.
                                                                                                                                                                      
ACW Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: Sat. Nov. 29 from 2:00-4:00
                                                         -raffle tickets & White Elephant Sale

Advent/Christmas Newsletter will be going out by mid-November-please submit any report or items you wish to be in the newsletter to the office by Nov. 7th

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles: Mon. Dec.1 & Tues. Dec. 2 at the Parkland Mall- Sign- up sheet on the Narthex table.

Hairspray: YRHS Musical-Dec. 4-7 Tickets $10.00

Of Interest:  

-“The Rock” Radio Station-98.5 FM sponsors a program from 11:00-11:30 am on the first & third Weds. Called “Everything You Wanted to Know” (talk with God)- with Rev. Ken Buchan and Pastor Rick Gibson co-hosting the program.

-Regina Hospital Chaplain: Anyone who is being admitted to hospital in Regina and would like a clergy visit, please phone the Hospital Chaplain at 535-3115.

-Prayer
Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced. Give them strength to meet the days ahead, your peace which passes all understanding and new hope in the resurrection. Move in those who are able to give aid, that we may be your hands and heart on earth. Be with all who offer assistance, may your Spirit uphold them. As you have made water a sign of your kingdom, and of cleansing and rebirth, grant your people vision to see a new life on the other side of disaster.
To you be given all honour and praise, through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord. Amen