The first time I told a friend who lives in Washington, D.C. that Laredo had a big Washington's birthday celebration, that lasted most of the month of February, there was dead silence on the phone. Finally they replied, "You're kidding right?!" This weekend is packed with celebrations celebrating Washington's birthday. On Sunday we will give thanks for George Washington, and for his legacy.
Serving this Sunday
Follow this link to see if you are "on duty' this coming Sunday.
Renewal of Wedding Vows
Last week we had a time for renewal of Wedding Vows in the chapel after the 11:00 a.m. service. Felicidades to all the couples who were able to do so! We also had one couple in our parish that had their civil marriage blessed, later that afternoon. Please congratulate our custodian Cayetano Almaguer and his wife Frances on their celebration this past Sunday afternoon.
The Reverend Samira Izadi
On March 4th and 5th in Corpus Christi, the Bishop Elliot Society will be hosting Samira Izadi, an Episcopal priest in Dallas who works with refugees. A former Muslim, she will talk about that journey and the work she now does. To register go here.
Diocesan Council This Thursday Through Saturday - February 18-20th
Please pray for our delegates, Steve & Angie Gutierrez, Jim & Cathey Moore, and Mark & Celia Pease who travel to McAllen Thursday to represent us in the meeting of all the Episcopal Churches in our part of Texas. Also attending the sessions will be Fr. Paul & Anne Frey, and Larry Miles. You can see the video feeds from 2015 and check in on Thursday and Friday this week for the 2016 feeds.