Lenten Outreach – Well Water

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church invites you to join with us to help people who lack clean, sustainable water for healthy living. Water is a precious and essential resource that too many go without.

ERDlogoWe will be raising funds for Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of The Episcopal Church, to build wells. The first $500 will be matched by outreach funds from our church. Please consider giving the gift of water, and place a donation in the copper water jug in the back of church.

Each week we will share more about water and its blessing, or about people who need the gift of water. We encourage you to pray, too; in your daily prayers, lift up those who lack this most basic need for health and life, and for those people who will receive the gift we give.

In the Bible, Genesis, the story of creation, begins with water as a essential part of life, even before animals and plants:

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Although water seems like an unlimited resource, a very small percentage of water is drinkable. If all of the water in the world was contained in a basketball, all of the drinkable water would fit in a ping-pong ball. The good news from the US Geologic Society is that there is more water under the earth than there is above ground.

Just as we were blessed with water by God’s creation, we can bless people who do not have access to clean water by contributing to the digging of a well, and we can support their needs for  Please give. Please pray.

Learn about the difference you can in peoples’ lives with your  a gift for well water:

  • Lenten Outreach – the holy gift of water - It’s official: with an outpouring of generosity, St. Martin-in-the-Fields is giving a large portion of a well to provide clean water. You stepped up to help others in faraway places have a better life. Thank you for your generosity! It is transformative. Read the details of your donations and how Episcopal Relief & Development will help others with them, and learn about our next encounter with holy water...
  • The miracle of water - In the gospel of Matthew, John the Baptist baptizes Jesus despite feeling that it is he, Matthew, who should be baptized by Jesus. Matthew chapter 3 says “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a […]
  • Serenity and your gift of water - Water is a precious resource that gives families health and time to be more productive. Learn how your gift for water is a gift of life and serenity:
  • Noah and your gift of water - Look at what God did in the story of Noah, and learn more about how your gift for water is a gift of life:
  • Lenten Outreach – Well Water - St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church invites you to join with us to help people who lack clean, sustainable water for healthy living. Water is a precious and essential resource that too many go without. We will be raising funds for Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of The Episcopal Church, to build wells. The […]
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