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


Lenten Litany

” 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.

For I know my transgressions
and my brokenness is ever before me.
Renew a right spirit with in me.

Purge me from my brokenness and I shall be pure:
wash me and I shall be clean indeed.
Renew a right spirit with in me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Create in me a clean heart. O God
and renew a right spirit with in me”

( Adapted from Anne E Kitch 2004)


Diocesan Altar Guild, the Changing Church, and the Altar Guild as a Spiritual Practice
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Bread: The Staff Of Life
Bread plays an essential role in our worship. We have recipes from three congregations baking their own bread.
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*Daily Prayer For All Seasons, Church Publishing Company Incorporated. New York 2014.