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"Beauty, intimacy and adventure are hints of home," says Boa
“All of us have broken stories,” said Boa. “How is yours broken?”
He began retelling a story of Martin Laird’s which tells of a dog who when set free simply ran in circles, because it had lived most of its life in a cage. “We buy into a false narrative,” said Boa.
Boa urged us to see our stories embedded into God’s story of redemption and new creation. “Christ took our sins and gave us his righteousness. It’s the best deal ever!”
“We put our trust in Jesus for our eternal salvation, but then put our trust in the world for everything else. That’s nuts!” he said. “It’s all upside down.”
Boa said that beauty, intimacy and adventure are hints of home – of what we were created for and that this current life is a prelude of a greater life to come.
South Carolina Clergy Meet to Continue ACNA Affiliation Discernment
Over 100 clergy were present for the meeting, which focused primarily on discernment issues surrounding the Diocese’s process towards affiliation with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
At the most recent Diocesan Convention this past March, the Affiliation Task Force recommended the Diocese affiliate with ACNA. The day-long clergy gathering was spent outlining the ACNA structure, the process of affiliation and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. The clergy were urged to share the information with their parishes. The Diocese will put the affiliation question to a vote at the upcoming Diocesan Convention in March of 2017.
St. Philip's to Welcome the Rev. Jeff Miller as Rector
The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, 14th Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, which includes 53 churches in the eastern part of SC, will officiate and preach at the service.
Miller comes to St. Philip’s from the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort where he served as a senior associate from 1999 to 2005; from 2005 to present, he served as their rector. He is currently a candidate for a doctor of ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry and received his masters in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to the former Kristin Lynne Frazier of Greensboro, N.C. and they have four children.
A Prayer for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
Submitted by the Rev. Dr. Kendall S. Harmon, Diocesan Canon Theologian
Churches Launch Operation Christmas Child Efforts
Want to reach kids all over the world for Christ? Then, consider Operation Christmas Child! Reach impoverished kids who may never have received any gift ever before. This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse seeks to put a shoebox packed with useful things, fun toys and supplies into the hands of underprivileged children throughout the world. Some Churches including (St. Michael’s, The Parish Church of St. Helena and others) participate every year & reap bountiful benefits. Givers sometimes even receive letters from children who received a shoebox!