MEET THE REV. JAMES ERWIN
"FATHER JIM"

Father Jim, the Rector of St. Ann's, Bridgehampton has been appointed as Priest Oversight and Counsel during this transition where we await our next Rector.

We are so thankful to have him.

November 22, 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I ask your continued prayers for those who were killed or injured Saturday night at Club Q, until Saturday, a safe haven for members of the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs.  

We pray for those who had died and those injured. We now know 5 young people were killed and 18 were injured, some still in critical condition, all done by the hands of a heavily armed man. I ask your continued prayers for all those who grieve.  

I also ask your prayers for all those who feel persecuted simply for who they love or how they express their uniqueness. Whether you are a resident of Colorado or a resident of New York, this mass murder seems sadly familiar to all LGBTQ folks. I know our church members who identify as LGBTQ are feeling this pain right now so I ask that you keep them in your prayers as well.  

I close with this prayer today:  


Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we many not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

God Bless, Fr Jim