OCTOBER 11, 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
On Friday President Biden became the first president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, hailing Native Americans’
strength and resilience, while also marking Columbus Day with a proclamation noting the explorer’s accomplishments but also acknowledging the detrimental impact of his pilgrimages on Native Americans. Biden wrote in the Indigenous Peoples’ Day proclamation– “Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across the generations,” On Oct. 8 the President signed a proclamation restoring protections for two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, in Utah.

Time to Return!
On Sunday, October 17 — The Rt. Reverend Robert Ihloff will be present at the 10:00 am service as Preacher and Celebrant.
Bishop Ihloff was the thirteenth bishop of the Maryland from 1995 till 2007. In retirement he has served as Associate Bishop of Virginia and is currently Associate Bishop of Maryland. Come celebrate and share our return! Have you seen the new parish house? The new Sunday School room? The new Preschool program in Molly’s Room? Walk the labyrinth! A reception on the Labyrinth Porch will follow the service.