Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Prayers!

Prayed for you all this morning! Hope you had a wonderful time with Mother Paula Claire Hall. 

See you next Sunday!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Crazy Chistians!

What we have to look forward to... New Presiding Bishop Michael Curry!  I am so excited!

Our New Presiding Bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry has been elected June 27 by the House of Bishops as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.

Friday, June 26, 2015

June 28, 2015

Just watched the President's announcement about the Supreme Court's decision regarding same-sex marriage in our country. 

I was surprised when my children (who I don't think of as following news like this), both burst into tears of joy. Handing the world and Church to them,  fills my heart with joy and hope! 

My prayers today are with those who are celebrating and those working to understand.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless and strengthen our fathers and those who have been fathers to us. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons, daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Note from Bishop Jake...

Dear Friends,

As you may have heard, a gunman entered Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and killed nine people. I bid your prayers for those who were killed and for all those left bereaved and in shock. Please consider adding appropriate prayers in your Prayers of the People on Sunday in addition to those personal petitions that you will be lifting today and in the days that follow. 

May those who have died rest in peace. May those left in sorrow and loss be comforted and consoled. May the Lord protect others from any further violence. And, perhaps most trying to pray, may our Lord have mercy upon the tormented soul whose hate has led to such violence and destruction. Amen.

In Christ's Love,


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

S'more Campfire Stories Vacation Bible School

Well, we are at it again! Grace, St. Alban’s, St. Thomas' and St. Patrick’s will work together to put on Vacation Bible School this summer. See the dates and mark your calendars now. V.B.S is. for Kindergarten – Fifth Grade – Older children are invited to help.

The dates and time for V.B.S. are July 12-16, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. Our theme this year is S’more Campfire Stories. It is a camping/summer camp theme with familiar camp songs, snacks/food, games, Bible Stories and crafts. We will take advantage of St. Thomas’ beautiful bayou location, hiking trail (walking path) and their new outdoor pavilion and fireplace. Dinner is served each night and a special closing is planned for the last evening.

Registration forms are available at church or here

Join us!

Camp Able - Camp Hardtner!

Elizabeth, aka, Lizzie was thrilled to get to Camp Hardtner today (Tuesday, June 9). Been looking forward to it all year. She is one to say everything is her favorite, but I believe Camp Able truly is her favorite place to be! Photo and note via Catherine!
Pray for our campers, and Church members serving as paid and volunteer staff at Camp Hardtner!
Father Whit will be there next week as Dean of Primary Camp. This week - It is all about Camp Able! Go Lizzie!

A prayer for Camp Hardtner...
Gracious and loving God, we give you thanks for Hardtner, our diocesan camp. We pray for all those who play, rest, volunteer, work and worship there. May it be a place of spiritual growth, fellowship, joy and love. And may all those who live there, labor there, visit and travel there be protected by your grace through your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen