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Advent & Christmas Events Around the Diocese
The following Advent and Christmas events are open to the public. To add an item to the list email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
St. Helena’s, Beaufort, December 10
The Parish Church of St. Helena will offer a candlelight Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. In this service, which dates to the late 19th century, we listen to seven Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.
Presence before presents: Can we have a Christmas revival?
I slipped into the pew with my wife and two sons. Looking around the church, a dreadful thought crossed my mind: in less than a decade this service will no longer exist. Why? Perhaps 20 people had gathered and few were younger than retirement age. In a matter of years it will only make sense to forego the whole thing. For the rector who has one less service to organize, that might be a relief. The priest who led the service remarked about the incredible numbers of people who had attended services the night before. But I was filled with sadness. Let me tell you why.
Are you called to serve? Convention Nominations Open
The attached letter from the Committee Chairman, the Rev. Karl Burns, contains a nomination form with a list of those positions to be filled at Convention. We're also including a list of who is currently and has recently served to help you in your discernment process.
Advent Spiritual Retreat with Bishop Lawrence
Snyder Recipient of the Inaugural Stott Award for Pastoral Engagement
The final chapter of John Stott’s classic text, Between Two Worlds, is devoted to two personal characteristics which he judged to be essential to the task of Christian preaching: courage and humility.
It is through the balance of these two traits that Christian preachers can faithfully execute their stewardship as ministers of the Gospel. He writes, “The Christian preacher is to be neither a speculator who invents new doctrines which please him, nor an editor who excises old doctrines which displease him, but a steward, God’s steward, dispensing faithfully to God’s household the truths committed to him in the Scriptures, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else.” (p. 323–4)
Daffodil Garden Planted in Honor of the Rev. Bob H...
Fr. Bob Horowitz was surprised by the St. Jude's Church family by the planting of a daffodil garden in his honor after services on December 11
Echols Appointed Adjunct Professor of Old Testamen...
Cummins Theological Seminary in Summerville is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Echols as a new Adjunct Professor of Old [ ... ]latest news+ Full Story