St. Philip’s Prison Ministry has been nourishing a relationship with Old Pueblo Community Services, which offers “a process of change through which individuals will improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential — providing excellent supportive services, using evidence-based practices, through Transitional Living Programs, Substance Abuse Counseling and Recovery Services, Home Ownership Services.”
We feel that the Advent Season is a perfect time to share with the folks of OPCS as we, in our church community, reflect on what this Advent season of “preparing and waiting” means. We ask you all to join us in praying for those folks of OPCS who are living in transitional housing, also “preparing and waiting” for their next steps.
During this season of Advent men and women from our community will be hosting a dinner and Eucharist at two of their facilities. The Rev. Vicki Hesse will lead the women’s Eucharist on Wednesday, December 3, and the Rev. Allen Breckenridge will lead the men’s Eucharist on Monday, December 1. We will break bread with our brothers and sisters, share prayers, sing songs, and discuss what it means to prepare and wait.
As Matthew in Chapter 25 writes: “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in; naked, and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.”
If you would like to join to join us in this special evening of sharing, please email Don and Eileen Veitch or call (978) 618-5048.