Dear EVF Friends,
My heart is so full with all the great connections at our Veterans Conference on Friday! It was so good to meet so many of you in real life for the first time and to see old friends and battle buddies. We are building a community here and you have made this happen. Special thanks go to Vanessa Neering, Lauren Greenwade, and DeSha Thomas, as well as Lynn Smith-Henry and Christian Hawley. We touch lives by listening, praying, and organizing, and you have done this.
Stay tuned for an even more ambitious effort next year. We need your input and wisdom, so let us know how you can help.
This week the Austin group will not meet. Our next meeting is on 22 November at the Posse East. I’ll be doing a book signing and talking about veterans issues at Austin’s coolest bar. Click here for more info. Visit our website here for other EVF meetings.
We give thanks for Hospitaller Brother Bob Hern who served as the chaplain at a retreat for veterans at Camp Allen. I know they were all blessed by his presence and prayer. Our Hospitallers are out there doing great things. Please send us pictures of your work!
If your group is interested in hosting an Art Workshop, please let me know. These are fantastic, high-trust events that will really bring your group together.
T-shirts are on sale again. Please show your support for us by visiting the EVF website to place your order here.
This Saturday, November 12 The Tiny Chapel will be at Vet Fest 2016! Right now we have Jim Cochrun, Wes Rainey, and John Dulnig staffing the chapel. If you would like to join them, please let me know. This is a great way to share the news of the EVF with veterans in Central Texas.
Thanks to the Rev. Christian Hawley for putting the plaques together for the VA meditation walk. Stay tuned for when they will be formally installed.
Share this with your rector/pastor: Click here for ten things your church can do for Veterans Day that don’t involve waving a giant American flag while standing on top of the altar or shooting off fireworks during the passing of the peace.
Please pray for me as I go to Houston this weekend to preach about veterans and talk about the Post-Traumatic God at St. Andrews and Holy Comforter in Spring. If you’re in Houston, please come to St. Andrews in the morning or Holy Comforter in the afternoon (3pm).
Have a blessed Election Day. I prayed the pray for the Election on a Morning radio show this morning. Feel free to pray it all day long.
No. 24. For an Election
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(It’s not a plus sign, it’s a Cross, indicating I’m giving you a Blessing! So peace and love be with you.)