Monthly Choral Evensong

Join us as we gather at 4:00 PM on the first Sunday of each month to celebrate Choral Evensong. This sung traditional language service is truly the Anglican gift to the world. Other than a hymn at beginning and end this service is largely offered through music of the choir. It offers a place for … [Read more…]

2017 Lenten Stations of the Cross

Walk with Jesus as he carries his cross. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church offers a celebration of Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 5:30 PM. This traditional service based on the Via Dolorosa, the way of suffering, that Christ trod on his way to Calvary is a perfect Lenten devotional. Our service includes … [Read more…]

End of SSJE

Hello! I flew back to Washington from Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, and while I do miss the South, I am very happy to be home! The weather is much cooler here and I am thankful to be sleeping in my own bed. I enjoyed my trip immensely and learned a lot about the civil rights … [Read more…]

Day Nine

Good Evening! Today was our last “official” day of the trip (as tomorrow is just a travel day), and while I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, I will definitely miss all the friends I have made here! We woke up today and had scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, and toast for breakfast. … [Read more…]

Day Eight

Hello! Last night three of the other youth and I volunteered to help St. Andrew’s with their breakfast for the homeless, so this morning (Tuesday) we woke up at 5:55 am and headed upstairs to the parish hall at St. Andrew’s. We set up the tables for them and then served a breakfast that consisted … [Read more…]

Day Seven

Hello! Today we we drove to Jackson, Mississippi from Little Rock, Arkansas, about a 4 1/2 hour ride in which I caught up on some much needed sleep. We stayed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson. Upon arriving there we were greeted by five members of the parish who explained the cathedral’s historical significance … [Read more…]

Day Six

Good Morning! We started the sixth day of our trip by attending the 10:45 service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock. Everyone there was very friendly and I enjoyed talking with them at coffee hour. Afterwards, we drove to the River Market in Little Rock to go on a scavenger hunt made by … [Read more…]

Day Five

Good Evening! We had a pretty relaxed day today, with our activities consisting of visiting Camp Mitchell in Morrilton, Arkansas and going on a hike in Petit Jean State Park. In the morning, we drove over to the camp, which is a ministry of the Episcopal Church in Arkansas. There we were able to take … [Read more…]

Day Four

Good Evening! Today we visited more historic places in Little Rock, Arkansas while simultaneously braving the hot and humid weather. Our group woke up and had bagels, fruit, and yogurt for breakfast. Afterwards, we met with Derrick Rainey and Staff Members at City Year, an AmeriCorps program. Young adults who are a part of City … [Read more…]

Day Three

Hello! I hope that you have had a great day today! Our group had a lot of fun visiting various places throughout the day, with Bishop Rickel joining us at our second stop. The first place we visited this morning was Lucie’s Place, an LGBTQ safe haven in Little Rock, Arkansas that helps homeless young … [Read more…]

Day Two

Good Evening! It is currently 11:10 PM in Little Rock Arkansas, and it had been quite an eventful day! This morning we woke up at 7am and ate bagels and fruit for breakfast. Soon after, we loaded our vans with luggage and were able to talk with Reverend Hubbard at St. Joseph’s at Emmanuel. We … [Read more…]

Day One

Hello! I am currently writing to you from Memphis, Tennessee, where 17 other youth and I are waiting for the van that will take us to Emmanuel Episcopal Church (where we will be staying the night). This morning, I woke up at 6am and traveled to Sea Tac, where we all met up and checked … [Read more…]