I am excited to join you on September 13th at Long Leaf Park for our parish picnic. In my dreams I imagine it will be a sunny day of 72 degrees with no humidity. I always wake up from such a dream and am reminded that we live in South Eastern North Carolina where a day below 88 degrees this time of year is considered a cold snap. The weather aside, I hope all those that feel comfortable attending are able to do so.
Speaking of the weather, as you are well aware we are in the midst of Hurricane Season. Wilmington has already been through Isaias and God willing it will be the only hurricane we experience this season. I hope that each of you are prepared should we see another. My prayers have been with the people of Louisiana this past week as many remain without power and many more have yet been able to return to their homes to assess damages caused by Laura. As we continue on into hurricane season I ask that you keep the people of Lake Charles and the surrounding areas in your prayers. I also invite you to join me in supporting relief efforts in these areas by making a donation through one of the agencies listed below. Let us in all in things be generous and compassionate; through these actions the world will know of God’s love and of our love of God.
To support hurricane relief efforts:
Episcopal Relief and Development
PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Louisiana