Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Altar Guild director Marjorie Cooley, working on a gnome during the guild’s last 2022 meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15 at St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer