Here is our weekly collection plate, offering some of the good things that Episcopalians and their congregations have done that made the news this past week. And other news fit to print.
On Sunday, a Pasadena Episcopal rector and an assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles kicked off a community-letter writing effort aimed at convincing state legislators to change tax laws to balance the state’s budget rather than reduce services to the poor.__________
Financial advice to be offered - Christ Ascension (Richmond, VA) joins a trend and will offer a free personal finance workshop this coming Wednesday. Experts in credit counseling, employment services, legal aid, and financial planning will be on hand to help with challenges such as job loss, foreclosure and legal issues.
Old is new
Sacred music might be printed in the back of a dusty hymnal in some church settings, but it is resurging at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport. Krista Mays, named last summer the director of music ministries at the cathedral, has spent the intervening months to focus the musical program on the long history of sacred music in the faith.
"Krista Mays has begun to transition our music program to one that is excellent and typically associated with an Anglican Cathedral," the Rev. James Harris said. Harris, the cathedral's dean, believes such music is the future.