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!
Prayer to God, by the Rev. James C. Fenhagen
Holy, God, be in my mind, that I might let go of all that diminishes the movement of Your Spirit within me.
Discerning God, be in my heart, that I can be open to those I love, to those with whom I share ministry and to the whole human family.
Gracious God, be in that grace-filled silence that lies deep within me, that I might live in Christ as Christ lives in me. Amen.
Seminarian Dillon and Fr. Daniel participated in the diocesan visioning gathering at Good Shepherd Church in Burke, VA with about eighty others. Participants selected one of four topics to discuss in small groups: 1) healing across differences and including all, 2) sharing the faith of Jesus with youth and others, 3) strengthening our financial health, and 4) honoring and caring for God's creation. Great conversation was shared!
Weekly E-Trumpet: February 14, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/aa3762fdefeb/weekly-e-trumpet-feb-14
¡Vea el artículo sobre San Gabriel en la prensa diocesana. Artículo es bilingüe y comienza en la página 14, página 17 en español!! ¡Cuan orgulloso me siento de ser parte de San Gabriel!
Saint Gabriel's in the diocesan news!! See what our congregation is up to in this bilingual story starting on page 14. I'm so proud to be part of St. Gabriel's!
San Mateo 5:13-20
El sermón Sr. Dillon Green
Photos from St Gabriel's - San Gabriel Episcopal Church's post
Just another great reason to be a part of our Prayer Shawl Ministry~Ministerio de Chales Tejidos Con Amor. Next gathering Thursday, Feb. 13th.
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Weekly E-Trumpet: February 7, 2020
Photos from St Gabriel's - San Gabriel Episcopal Church's post
The Way of Love Podcast with Presiding Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and The Rev. Dr. William Barber at Rooted in Jesus.
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¿Cómo fue tu encuentro con Jesús?
La presentación de nuestro señor Jesucristo en el tempo.
San Lucas 2:22-40
Sermón Padre Daniel Velez Rivera
How have you encountered Jesus?
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Luke 2:22-40
Sermón The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE~LA PRESENTACIÓN DE NUESTRO SEÑOR EN EL TEMPLO
Lord, you now have set your servant free to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.
San Lucas 2:29-32
Ahora despides, Señor, a tu siervo, conforme a tu palabra, en paz.
Porque mis ojos han visto a tu Salvador, a quien has presentado ante todos los pueblos: Luz para alumbrar a las naciones, y gloria de tu pueblo Israel.
SIMEON’S MOMENT: ARTWORK BY RON DICIANNI
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Are you looking for a church but don’t know where to go? Try St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. We are an authentically inclusive congregation that meets in the Belmont Ridge Middle School cafeteria at 10 am on Sunday’s (19045 Upper Belmont Place in Lansdowne, VA).
Don’t be deterred by where we meet, its temporary until we build a church; and besides what makes a church is its people! We worship God with joy, love, great music, and laughter. You won’t feel strange or uncomfortable because what makes St. Gabriel’s special is the friendliness of its people.
Hope to meet you soon! St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church @ Belmont Ridge Middle School - 10AM 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, VA www.SaintGabriels.net
Weekly E-Trumpet: *|DATE: F d, Y|* - https://mailchi.mp/046d8b936e39/weekly-e-trumpet-jan-31
💡Idea for Lent💡
Our Sunday school students will be creating “REACH changes lives” jars in time for Lent. Ask them for a jar for your home and print and place this giving calendar next to it. Each day reflect and give thanks to God for the blessings in your life and then share with our Neighbors. Our REACH team will be in North Carolina in June painting, tiling, decking and meeting Jesus in new neighbors.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
The 2020 Lenten Giving Calendar is posted! https://myfaithmylife.org/giving-calendar-2020/
San Mateo 4:12-23
Sermón Rvdo. Daniel Velez Rivera
Forgiven. Loved. Liberated.
Let your light shine!
Sermon Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera
Psalm~Salmos 27:1, 4-9
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación, ¿de quién podré tener miedo? El Señor defiende mi vida, ¿a quién habré de temer?
One thing I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
Sólo una cosa he pedido al Señor, sólo una cosa deseo: estar en el templo del Señor todos los días de mi vida, para adorarlo en su templo y contemplar su hermosura.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent: he will set me high on a rock.
Cuando lleguen los días malos, el Señor me dará abrigo en su templo; bajo su sombra me protegerá. ¡Me pondrá a salvo sobre una roca!
Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Entonces podré levantar la cabeza por encima de mis enemigos; entonces podré ofrecer sacrificios en el templo, y gritar de alegría, y cantar himnos al Señor.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
A ti clamo, Señor: escúchame. Ten compasión de mí, ¡respóndeme!
"Come," my heart says, "seek his face!" Your face, Lord, do I seek.
El corazón me dice: Busca la presencia del Señor.» Y yo, Señor, busco tu presencia.
Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!
¡No te escondas de mí! ¡No me rechaces con ira! ¡Mi única ayuda eres tú! No me dejes solo y sin amparo, pues tú eres mi Dios y salvador.
Photo by Emma on Unsplash
Weekly E-Trumpet: January 24, 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/5af3c8b6e604/weekly-e-trumpet-jan-24
Let the children lead. Oremos~Let us pray.
Heart = melted! ❤️😭 This 3-year-old boy led his class in an adorable lunchtime prayer.
As we continue to discuss what we learned from reading and viewing Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, the The Episcopal Public Policy Network is offering a 5 week series on criminal justice reform.
The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations invites members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network to join us for the next five weeks to learn more about criminal justice reform. This series will provide an opportunity to learn more about The Episcopal Church’s policy positions, our longstanding engagement, and how you as an advocate can make a difference.
Follow the link below to read the introduction to this series and about one of the most fundamental issues that many advocates see as a key component of criminal justice reform: amending the U.S. constitution.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is live now at the Atlanta Revival. Watch now and be a part.
ReviveATL: Our world is hurting, and we must come together to sow the love of Jesus in a broken world. What does Love in Action look like? Let us come together to see what Love in Action is for the children, refugees, prisoners, and veterans of our country. Together, we can respond to living into our call to serve Jesus and love as both the lost and found.
Join Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, the Royal Wedding Preacher, and Bishop Robert C. Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta, and Episcopalians, friends, and seekers who are following the call to open their hearts, minds, and doors to the concerns of our state and country, especially people who feel vulnerable and unwelcome.
Presiding Bishop Curry has stirred the whole church to take its place in The Way of Love: the community of people who follow Jesus and form loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with God, their neighbors, and the environment.
All are invited. All are welcome.
Come experience Love in Action.
La organización comunitaria Nueva Mayoría
de Virginia marchará mañana junto a la NAACP en Leesburg VA para conmemorar la vida del Rvdo. Martin Luther King Jr., líder de derechos civiles y humanos para Adri americanos en los años 50 y 60. Marcharemos para abogar por licencias de conducir para toda persona inmigrante indocumentada. Son muchas las personas que trabajan para mejorar la economía de Virginia, entonces merecen recibir licencias. ¡Abogamos por la justicia para todos!
El programa comienza en la Douglas Community Center mañana en Leesburg a las 9am, ¡Únase!
Oremos ~ let us pray
Let us continue to pray for everyone facing uncertainty and loss in this difficult time.
#PrayforPhilippines #PrayforPuertoRico #PrayforAustralia #TaalVolcano2020 #AustaliaFires #PuertoRicoEarthquakes
O God, our times are in your hand. In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope. Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn. And finally remind us that you have promised never to leave us so that even in the valley of the shadow of death your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
— The Rev. Lyndon Harris, Episcopal Diocese of New York disaster preparedness plan
A Prayer attributed to St. Francis ~ Oración atribuida a San Francisco de Asís
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 may 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. (Book of Common Prayer, pg 833)
Señor, haznos instrumentos de tu paz. Donde haya odio, sembremos amor; donde haya ofensa, perdón;
donde haya discordia, unión;
donde haya duda, fe;
donde haya desesperación, esperanza;
donde haya tinieblas, luz;
donde haya tristeza, gozo.
Concede que no busquemos ser consolados, sino consolar; ser comprendidos, sino comprender;
ser amados, sino amar.
Porque dando, es como recibimos; perdonando, es como somos perdonados; y muriendo, es como nacemos a la vida eterna. Amén. (El Libro de Oración Común, pg 724)
Photo by Rohit Guntur on Unsplash.
Our Bishops ask for our prayers.
Our Bishops ask for your prayers this weekend for the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia
January 18, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
We Bishops of the Diocese of Virginia write to urge you to join us and countless others in prayer all weekend long for the city of Richmond. Please pray particularly on Monday, which is not only the day when we commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but is also Lobby Day at the State Capitol in the heart of Richmond.
Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth and from states far away are expected to converge on the Capitol grounds to protest against gun control legislation that is before our General Assembly. In the face of credible threats of violence, our Governor, Ralph Northam, has declared a state of emergency and banned all firearms from the Capitol grounds. Airspace over the grounds has been restricted to prevent attacks from drones. Roads around the Capitol grounds will be closed. Virginia Commonwealth University has cancelled all classes on Monday and a number of businesses in downtown Richmond have authorized their employees to work from home. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, across the street from the Capitol grounds, will be closed all day because the safety of their clergy and staff could not be assured. An afternoon rally on the Capitol grounds to remember victims of gun violence and to support reasonable gun control legislation has been cancelled. Our Diocesan offices, ten blocks from the Capitol, were already scheduled to be closed on Monday.
In light of these challenging circumstances that bring immediately to mind the horrific events in Charlottesville almost two and a half years ago, we pray. We pray first and foremost for peace and for an end to violence. We also pray for:
- All who come to Richmond this weekend to exercise their right of free speech, that they do so without violence;
- Our police and all who will work to protect the crowds;
- Our governor and all legislators of the Commonwealth;
- All who have suffered because of the epidemic of gun violence in our cities, Commonwealth and nation;
- All who have died because of gun violence; and
- All who are afraid.
May God, who hears our prayers, give us the gifts of hope and courage in these times of uncertainty and change. May we commit to living the vows we made at our baptism every day as we become more and more Jesus’ hands and feet in a world so in need of his love.
Bishop Susan E. Goff
Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
Pray these Collects from the Book of Common Prayer
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
In Times of Conflict
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Nation
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
For the Legislature
Almighty God our heavenly Father, send down upon those who hold office in this Commonwealth and this city of Richmond the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well-being of all people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you would like to attend a fundraiser today to benefit those affected by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico check out Taino Foods restaurant in Ashburn from 3pm onward!
Hoy nos vamos con un Fundraiser Platter de: pollito guisado, arroz blanco, yuca al mojo y ensalada...para calentar los motores!!! Nos vemos en @house6brewing esta noche! Brewery opens at 3, Food will start at 4:30... DON’T Miss it! #puertoricostrong #fundraiser #TainoFoods #PuertoRicoSeLevantaAgain
‘I believe that hopelessness is the enemy of justice.’ Bryan Stevenson
We are viewing the movie Just Mercy this evening at 7:00pm at Cobb theatre in Leesburg. Tickets are still available. The movie is based on the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson that we read and discussed for book club this month.
wbur.org Bryan Stevenson says "Just Mercy" is a call to action for people to address the racial and economic inequities that undergird the criminal justice system.
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