Each week during the Prayers of the People, we lift the name in prayer of one or more parishes and ministries of the Episcopal Church in Alabama and beyond. Not this Sunday but next, January 8, we will be calling our own name as part of the Alabama Diocese 2011-2012 Cycle of Prayer. As we do, we will be joined by Episcopal congregations across the Alabama Diocese. What better time for us to be lifted in prayer than the week during which we celebrate our namesake festival, the Feast of the Epiphany, AND the Sunday we have declared as Guest Sunday? More on that soon. What fun to be part of a communion that celebrates prayer!