The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera, Vicar
St Gabriel's is a bilingual (English and Spanish), multicultural, and inclusive church in the Diocese of Virginia. We follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. Therefore, all are welcome in this place with no conditions or exceptions. Join us at 10am for worship in English at the Belmont Ridge Middle School. Coffee hour right after service. Join us at 3pm for worship in Spanish at St. Gabriel's @ St. James, 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg. Welcome, ¡[email protected]!
Mission: Lets encounter God, build meaningful relationships, and make a difference in the world together!
¡Le damos la bienvenida a la Misa de San Gabriel en Leesburg, VA en este santo domingo!
Welcome to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church's Sunday Mass, a place where all are welcome
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. … Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.”
- John Lewis.
Rest in Peace.
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
In Memoriam: The Hon. John Robert Lewis
As the Hon. John Robert Lewis enters the nearer presence of our Lord, we pray for rest and peace for his soul and comfort for his family, as we mourn the loss of a great leader in the cause of racial justice and healing in our country.
Mr. Lewis, born to sharecroppers in Alabama in 1940, became one of the original Freedom Riders, and he worked his entire lifetime with tireless physical and moral courage in opposition to racism. One of the organizers of the March on Washington, Mr. Lewis may be best known for his leadership in the March 7, 1965 (“Bloody Sunday”) march across the Edmund Pettus bridge, a moment that galvanized Americans in the 20th century civil rights movement.
Mr. Lewis was elected to Congress in 1986 and re-elected 16 times. The list of his actions to confront racism, and the catalogue of insults and physical injuries he sustained in response, fills pages. Controversial on a variety of issues to the end, he was nevertheless awarded over 50 honorary degrees (in addition to his earned degree in religion and philosophy), as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the NAACP Spingarn Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The willingness to risk censure, hardship, and extreme physical violence at the hands of white supremacists and corrupt officials, for the cause of justice and human rights for black Americans, opened the eyes of many to the injustice and inhumanity of deeply imbedded racist norms and laws. Mr. Lewis’ work was instrumental in beginning to dismantle Jim Crow culture – a significant step toward justice and healing.
The Diocese of Virginia honors the legacy of this brave and faithful American. We ask your prayers for the repose of his soul and for comfort of his family. We pray that the Holy Spirit will animate us with the passion and conviction that Mr. Lewis brought to the struggle for justice and healing. May his memory continue to inspire us with boldness, courage, and confidence that in loving our neighbor – all our neighbors – as ourselves, we may bring this country and this world into ever-closer alignment with God’s dream of peace and joy among all people.
Weekly E-Trumpet: July 17, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/215cb66df8ca/weekly-e-trumpet-july-17
We hope you will join us at the 2020 Loudoun Cares Voluteer Awards on Friday July 24th, 6pm. St. Gabriel's volunteers will be recognized for the outstanding volunteers award in computer skills offerings through our Educando con Amor, Teaching with Love community-based educational programming! Congratulations to all our volunteers!
eventbrite.com Join Loudoun Cares in a "Virtual" Celebration of the amazing work of our Loudoun County 2020 Outstanding Volunteers.
Plan de Regreso a las escuelas de Loudoun County Public Schools
[email protected] a la Santa MIsa del Sexto domingo después de Pentecostés
Blessings and welcome to Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA
St. Gabriel's Leesburg, VA youth and teens presentation on their [email protected] Cultural Values
Weekly E-Trumpet: July 11, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/c43926c9bc88/weekly-e-trumpet-july-11
El Santo Rosario con San Gabriel en Leesburg, VA por las víctimas de la violencia, especialmente por Vanessa Guillén, Margarita Añazgo y Pablo Obregón
Gracias Loudoun CARES por el reconocimiento del trabajo voluntario en los programas que ofrece la Iglesia Episcopal San Gabriel en Leesburg, 'Educando con Amor'. Este reconocimiento fue dado a los maestros voluntarios que enseñan destrezas de computación y tecnología a niños y adultos. Eva Maria Torres, Araceli Martinez, Sarah Ali, Sam Kwak, Lizbeth Valle Villaseñor, Ben Svoboda, Marie Frías, Dra. Elena Hernandez Ramon, Cecilia Chillier, Rodrigo Villegas Valle, Padre Daniel Velez Rivera, Karla K. Reyes Marín, Elinore McLain. Tambien le agradecemos a todas las familias que han participado en estos programas de educación, sin estudiantes no tendríamos los [email protected] [email protected] increíbles que fueron reconocidos ayer. ¡Gracias a Loudoun Cares y a su directora ejecutiva Valerie Pisierra por el reconocimiento a nuestros voluntarios! ¡A EQOLS y a St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church por todo el apoyo que siempre nos han brindado!
Congratulations to St. Gabriel's amazing volunteer instructors from Educando con Amor (Teaching with Love) computer skills program! They were awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Team yesterday in a virtual ceremony by Loudoun Cares Executive Drector, Valerie Pisierra. The students made websites, learned to code, and increased their tech knowledge. Bravo Eva Maria Torres Herrera, Sam Kwak, Ben Svoboda, Marie Frías, Rodrigo Villegas, Elinore Leigh McLain, and Fr. Daniel Velez Rivera. You are all an inspiration!
Es gratis. Llegan a aprender. It's free. Come to learn. 1pm est.
Estas Listo para Nuevo Amanecer el proximo sábado Julio 11 ?🧐Ya viste que Miguelina va hacer la oradora de la plenaria. No te lo pierdas. Si no te has registrado, estas a tiempo. https://www.latinosepiscopales.org/es/nuevo-amanecer/
Are you ready for Nuevo Amanecer being back next Saturday July 11? 🧐 Don't miss Miguelina as our plenary speaker. If you haven't sign up, you still have time. https://www.latinosepiscopales.org/nuevo-amanecer/
Todos los padres de familia de las escuelas del Condando de Loudoun debería haber recibido un correo electrónico sobre las opciones de regreso a la escuela para el año escolar 2020-2021. Usted deberá responder a su escuela antes de las 8:00 am del lunes 13 de Julio.
Parents of students in LCPS please check your email today. You should have received an email from LCPS about the return to school options for the 2020-2021 school year. You will need to respond to your school by 8am on Monday, July 13th.
Nuestra misa en español para el 5to Domingo Después de Pentecostés.
Our English language worship service for the 5th Sunday After Pentecost.
Weekly E-Trumpet: July 3, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/1e40c21ec668/weekly-e-trumpet-july-3
I share with you one of the prayers from today's morning prayer service:
'Holy Wisdom, in your loving kindness you created and restored us when we were lost: inspire us with your truth, that we may love you with our whole minds and run to you with open hearts, through Christ our Savior. Amen.'
Les comparto esta oración del servicio de Oración Matutina:
Bendita Sabiduría, nos creaste con tu bondad amorosa y nos restauraste cuando estábamos perdidos: inspíranos con tu verdad, para que podamos amarte con toda nuestra mente y buscarte con corazones abiertos, por Cristo nuestro Salvador. Amén.
The Episcopal Public Policy Network
Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor
Our thoughts and prayers inform our actions. Join us on Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2:00p.m. ET for an online training event jointly hosted by The Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Both Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, plus advocacy leaders from both denominations, will be part of this time of exploring the nature of faith-based advocacy, the issues to which we can speak, and the ways we can make our voices heard. Rostered ministers, Lutherans, Episcopalians and friends are welcome to the free webinar and will leave with tools and inspiration to make a difference.
Register from https://bit.ly/advocacyforlove and receive instructions for joining us Thursday, July 9.
Bishop Susan Goff's meditation for the Fourth Week after Pentecost. La meditación de la Obispa Susan Goff para la Cuarta Semana después de Pentecostés.
thediocese.net Bishop Goff's Meditation for the Fourth Week of Pentecost
Omnipotente Dios, nuestro Padre Celestial, que declaras tu gloria y manifiestas la obra de tus manos en los cielos y en la tierra; Líbranos, te suplicamos, en nuestras diversas vocaciones, del amor a las riquezas, para que podamos hacer el trabajo que nos has confiado, en verdad, perfección y justicia, con pureza de corazón como siervos tuyos, y para beneficio de nuestros semejantes; por amor de Aquel que vino entre nosotros como el que sirve, tu Hijo, Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén.
Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of
him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Por Todo Hombre en su Labor~For Vocation in Daily Work (Libro de Oración Común~Book of Common Prayer)
Nuestra misa en español para el 4to Domingo Después de Pentecostés.
Our English language worship service for the 4th Sunday After Pentecost.
Good Sunday Morning! Don't miss Deacon Holly's awesome message today at 10am. Her sermon will be most important for our children, and children of ALL ages! Join us via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/103425672?pwd=aHlPbXBaYXFxeHNqem1EMDdFTG5ldz09) or right here with Facebook Live!
Weekly E-Trumpet: June 27, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/813b3ebe26ac/weekly-e-trumpet-june-27
El Santo Rosario dedicado a toda personas que esté sufriendo por causa del COVID19, por las almas de todos los santos difuntos, por el amor a Dios y a la Santísima Virgen María
Tuesday there was a powerful earthquake in Mexico.
Por favor oren por las víctimas del terremoto en México ~ Please pray for the victims of the earthquake in Mexico.
loudounfreeclinic.org Si desea saber mas de nosotros puede hacer una cita virtual hoy.
This is part of a communications program of The Episcopal Church, the speakers are church planters and ministry developers of the Church.
An Open Letter to the Church in the Wilderness
As missional innovators and redevelopers whose ministries have long been in the wilderness, the members of the Task Force on Church Planting and Congregational Redevelopment offer a word of encouragement and gratitude to the Church:
This is an extraordinary, challenging and inspiring moment in the life of the Jesus Movement. By the power of the Spirit, Episcopalians are sharing the Way of Love as we care for our communities, neighbors, and each other. We are sharing the Way of Love as we stand with our neighbors in horror, lament, and weariness at the systemic racism that plagues and harms our communities, neighbors, friends, and family. We are acting in the Way of Love as we engage in solidarity, mercy, prayer, witness, and justice-seeking that lead to real and meaningful change.
We rejoice that our church is taking creative risks and gathering people for worship and spiritual formation right now that lead to action. We are rediscovering again that the Church was never really about and will never really be about the building, but instead that church is about God working in and among God’s people. We are loving and serving and standing with our neighbors in the margins in new and inventive ways. We see our Church doing the very things that make our hearts rejoice. We are all innovators and redevelopers in this moment, and we encourage everyone to keep going.
We offer to the Church some bread for your journey right now, rooted in the Way of Love, that we’ve learned as a community of people whose vocations have centered on ministry in the wilderness.
Our collective work in the wilderness is ongoing, and it is a blessing. We invite you to continue your experimentation, learning, and innovation with us. We want to hear from you and we’re eager to learn from what you’re experiencing. Come share with us at our Genesis II page.
Yours in Christ,
The Genesis Community of the Episcopal Church
The Task Force on Church Planting and Congregational Redevelopment is an interim body of General Convention that honors and supports the holy experiments emerging throughout the Church. Click to learn more about our work equipping and coming alongside new and redeveloped experiments in ministry.
Nuestra misa en español para el 3er Domingo Después de Pentecostés.
Our English language service for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
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