The Southwest Deanery has a lot going on! Please visit our page regularly for updates on upcoming meetings, events, and programs. For more detailed information as well as a full calendar of events for 2019 please visit our Events’s page here.
BCP E-Study Advent 1
Elaine Wilson from the Cathedral has once again started her online E-study of the Bible via the Lectionary.
Her E-studies are excellent and thoughtful. You can subscribe free online. Elaine serves on the DRG women’s planning council.
For the link to her E-Study for Advent, click HERE
Making Home: Advent Meditations
The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, works with refugees who are seeking to make a home in our country. These Advent meditations lift up the ministry that Episcopalians do with refugees, as well as with asylum seekers and immigrants. Click here to subscribe to receive the daily meditations.
December 11, 2019 – Wednesday 12:00 Noon
The Reverend John Tober and the good folk of St. James in Las Cruces invite all in the Southwest Deanery for the observance of the Feast of Ted Howden on Wednesday, December 11, at 12:00 Noon.
We will begin the service with the live stream in the parish hall of the Liturgy of the Word from the Cathedral. Then we will process into the church for the Liturgy of the Table/Holy Communion.
St. Christopher’s, El Paso, are also planning to live stream the Cathedral service in our Founders’ Room at 12 noon, December 11, with Fr. JJ Bernal celebrating Eucharist at the appropriate time.
All are welcome, and if attendance exceeds the capacity of that room, we will process to the church for the Eucharist.
If any other congregations are planning to do the same, please notify Reverend Catherine Lemons and we will send that information to the Deanery, too.
Blue Christmas services acknowledge the sadness some of us feel at Christmas time. During Advent and Christmas seasons the expectation is that we will be filled with joy, love, peace, and hope. The reality is that for many this season also is filled with sadness, grief, and depression.
This service of prayer, contemplation, and healing sets apart time to remember our loved ones who have died and seeks to give comfort for the other losses we may have experienced this year. It seems especially important to come together this year in the wake of the mass shooting.