St. B's Family, we urge you to continue your prayers for communities along the US Gulf Coast dealing with the impact of Hurricane Harvey. If you wish to donate to the relief efforts, consider the following
The ERD Hurricane Harvey Response Fund http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response
You can also sign up on the ERD Ready to Serve database to register as a possible volunteer in the future. Episcopal Relief & Development staff share these lists with dioceses when they are ready to recruit external volunteers.
The Diocese of Texas Harvey Relief Fund
The Diocese of West Texas Harvey Relief Fund
A PRAYER IN RESPONSE TO NATURAL DISASTERS
Almighty and eternal God, we offer to your loving care all whose lives have been forever changed by recent natural disasters: comfort victims of the wildfires in the western United States; pour our your mercy on our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean facing catastrophic devastation; protect all who evacuate communities and seek shelter in the path of Hurricane Irma; strengthen all engaged in the recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey and those beginning the long process of rebuilding their lives. Finally, merciful Lord, may the souls of all who have lost their lives rest in peace, and may their loved ones come to know the consolation of your love. All this we ask in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.