Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday February 21, 2021
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) has designated this Sunday, February 21st (First Sunday of Lent) as Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday. This is ERD’s annual effort in encouraging dioceses, parishes and the wider church community (both national and global) to focus, highlight and financially support the work of this critical servant ministry.
Episcopal Relief and Development is recognized across the church for its humanitarian work, especially in its timely response to situations of natural disaster. In the wider communion it is known for its work in the depressed and challenging areas of the world struggling with health care issues, clean portable water, economic sustainability and other areas of basic human needs.
Episcopal Relief and Development is oftentimes the first to arrive and later, the only relief agency still around when the spotlight is removed from a place that had undergone tragic and catastrophic life-changing events.
The Diocese of Easton has been a beneficiary of this ministry on several occasions and so have many other dioceses across the Episcopal Church and global Anglican Communion.
Parishes leadership is encouraged to vigorously promote the Sunday designated E R & D Sunday through prayers and financial commitment. Donations may be sent to the Diocese of Easton, 314 North Street, Easton, MD 21601 earmarked for E R & D or send them to your parish indicating the same notation.