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Welcome to altarguild.org, the website of the Diocesan Altar Guild of the Episcopal Diocese of California.


A Prayer For Lent

” Create in us a clean heart, O God.
And renew a right spirit within us.
Create in me a clean heart. O God.
and renew a right spirit within me.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness
in your great compassion blot out my offenses
Renew a right spirit within me.

Wash me through and through from my wickedness
and cleanse me from my brokenness.
Renew a right spirit with in me.


Being Scattered And Encountering The Divine.

Our practice as congregations has been to gather in community to worship and the altar guild ministry prepares for this worship.  Now we are living with the virus and we are purposely scattered.  In a New York Times article on August 20, 2020 the Reverend Emily Scott, a Lutheran pastor, calls us to remember the Bible stories about solo journeys in situations of uncertainty down desolate and lonely roads where the divine was often encountered. We are isolated and living in times of great uncertainty.  Where might we be encountering the divine.
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