Responding with compassion to the Kincade Fire

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

You may have already heard news about the Bishop’s Ranch up in Healdsburg, California being evacuated yesterday along with many friends who are dear to us at the cathedral.

I know that you join me in praying for those who are fighting the fires, along with those who have been evacuated or are worried about loved ones or homes. As the winds build we are also praying for those who are losing electricity.

If you live in a relatively unaffected area you may want to reach out to people you know who might need a place to stay. 

We are likely to have a few people at church today who are fleeing the fires. Let’s show them great hospitality.

If you donate to the Disaster Relief Fund at the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to help those impacted by disaster. 

Finally I wanted to let you know that whatever you are facing today, you are in my prayers. We are all blessed to have each other and the example of our savior Jesus who brings us together and strengthens us in surprising ways.

Love,
Malcolm

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