FROM EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE AND EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT:
Episcopal Relief and Development Announces the Arrival of the 2008 Lenten Devotional
Episcopal Relief and Development is pleased to announce the publication of the 2008 Lenten Devotional, entitled “Seeking to Serve: A Lenten Exploration of the Millennium Development Goals,” by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The devotional features illustrations and meditations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and offers ways for parishioners to help achieve these life-saving goals.
Serving as a complement to the Daily Office Lectionary, the devotional invites Episcopalians to reflect on the role of God’s grace in our lives and how we may act as instruments of God's healing in a hurting world. The 2008 Lenten Season will be a special one thanks to the Presiding Bishop’s declaration of Sunday, February 10th as Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday.
“We are extremely proud of this year’s publication and its focus on raising awareness of the Millennium Development Goals,” said Robert W. Radtke, ERD President. “We hope that congregations nationwide will support our efforts worldwide to help our neighbors in need by participating in Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday,” said Radtke.
Devotionals are now available. Please order an adequate supply of devotionals and other resources for your congregation as soon as possible.
To order, please call Episcopal Books and Resources at 1.800.903.5544 or visit www.er-d.org/lent. CONGREGATIONS PAY ONLY FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING.
To ensure delivery by Ash Wednesday, February 6th, orders for 2008 Lenten Devotionals must be placed by January 14th.