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I am proud to serve on the Altar Guild of my parish, Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. 

Please enjoy pictures of our sanctuary from this past Christmas which are posted on our church website:

http://www.gracealex.org/Christmas%202006%20from%20the%20AG.htm

My two favorite prayers when calling a crew to work on Saturday sum up the joy of this ministry for me:

"O loving Saviour, we pray Thee to send Thy blessing upon the Altar Guild and the work of all its members.  Give us Thy grace that we may be loyal to Thy Holy Church and faithful in our care of holy things.  Grant that as we adorn and make ready Thy Altar, we may learn greater love and reverence for all that belongs to Thy service, and through all outward symbols come to a clearer vision of the inward and spiritual truth taught by them.  We ask this for Thy sake, O blessed Lord.  Amen." 

"O Lord Jesus Christ, head of the mystical body, Thy Church, of which we are the members, cleanse our eyes to see for Thee, quicken our ears to hear for Thee, open our lips to show forth Thy praise, give our hands skill to do what Thou biddest, make our feet swift to go whither Thou guidest. that Thy Kingdom may come and Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, and for Thy love's sake.  Amen." 

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
your altar guild entry
Love it, love it.
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