At St John Chrysostom Church in Rancho Santa Margarita on Sunday, ministers Alexis and Tyler and, at left, Robin Kessler Nelson, loving, devoted stalwart of the church snd spouse of Monte Nelson, ditto, who served graciously as my chaplain while helping Robin with Altar Guild duties.

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for all the mission and parish families in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer