The first Sunday in Lent is Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday as designated by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The plate offering on the first Sunday in Lent will go to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Individuals can also write a check to your church with “ERD” in the memo line or give directly to ERD online.
Lenten Meditation booklets from ERD have been ordered for the diocese, and you should be able to pick one up at your church. You can also read the meditation online or download them from ERD’s Lenten Resources web page.
If your church is going to do any fundraising events for ERD for Lent or later in the year, please email the Rev. Janet Nocher know at email@example.com. ERD is always interested in events in congregations.