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Stories of the people of our diocese proclaiming the Good News, nurturing new believers, reaching out in loving service, striving for justice, and caring for creation.

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St. James’ Received Commendation from the State Legislature

St. James', Baton Rouge, received a special commendation from the Louisiana State Senate on the occasion of their 175th Anniversary. You can read it here:  http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1141545 This year also marks ...
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You Can Help Save Our Coast

by Helen Rose Patterson, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, as originally published in the June 2019 issue of Churchwork Restore the Mississippi River Delta is a coalition of the National ...
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St. Marks’ Green Team

by Tiffany Wilson, St. Marks, Harvey, as originally published in the June 2019 issue of Churchwork We built an organic community garden in the front yard of our church using ...
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For the Love of the Earth

by Deacon Joey Clavijo as originally published in the June 2018 issue of Churchwork Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry is always preaching about love. One of his ...
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The 23rd Presentation of Honored Women of the ECW

[Photograph by Katherine Gilbert] Left to right: Katheryn Johnson, Janie Leblanc, and Gail Duhe The 23rd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana ...
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2019 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announces the awarding of 13 community grants for the 2019 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational ...
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Offering Assistance During the Government Shutdown

The following is a list of churches offering assistance during the federal government shutdown with details on how you can help. If you have an outreach ministry to add to ...
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2018 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist ...
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Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World

by Dr. Caroline Caroson, Seminarian, The University of the South I received a UTO grant in January 2018 for my proposal “Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World” and ...
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St. Luke’s Seeking and Serving Christ

by Lisa Lee, Co-chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee, and the Rev. Bryan Owens, Rector, St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge This year the parish church of St. Luke in Baton ...
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St. Alban’s Legacy Campaign: Open Doors. Every Day. For Everybody

by the Rev. Drew Rollins, Chaplain, St. Alban's Chapel, Baton Rouge St. Alban's Chapel is a mission-driven ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana that provides a place of refuge, ...
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Why Reinvent the Wheel?

by the Rev. Rob Courtney, Rector, St. Paul's, New Orleans “We need to have our own ministry.” I heard these words a lot in the wake of closing our St ...
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Art on the Go Closes Its Second Round of Camps

by Gale Roy, Arts Council of Pointe Coupee Executive Director The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is pleased with the second round of Art on the Go camps which visited the Innis ...
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Why a Sanctuary Church?

by the Very Rev. Bill Terry, rector of St. Anna's Episcopal Church St. Anna's Church has long had a reputation of being located in a kind of hardscrabble part of ...
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Facebook Posts: Hurricane Preparedness Week 2018

May 14-18 was the week we prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. While the season officially begins June 1, we have already seen a named storm develop in the Gulf ...
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The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 22nd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana May 19, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Covington, Louisiana Recognized for her ministry and service ...
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Evangelism Matters! Are You Ready to Tell Your Story?

by the Rev. Jay Angerer, All Saint's Episcopal Church, River Ridge On a snowy afternoon in Cleveland Ohio in March, I was asked to answer one of the most difficult ...
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Evangelism Matters! Becoming the Beloved Community

by the Rev. Christopher Capaldo, Church of the Holy Communion, Plaquemine I was absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to help represent the Diocese of Louisiana at the 2018 Evangelism ...
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Celebrating Earth Week in the Diocese of Louisiana

Join us this week on Facebook as we celebrate the Earth. Help us understand how our diocese can work together in the care of creation. Take the Creation Care Survey ...
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