Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Prayer Requests

This coming Saturday our diocese will gather to re-elect The Rev. Mark J. Lawrence to be the Fourteenth Bishop of South Carolina. Pray that the consents will come in quickly and that the consecration will be able to go forward as soon as possible. Here is a picture of Mark and his wonderful wife, Allison, from last year.

...and below are some additional dates in which to be in prayer for our Church

* August 9-10, 2007 "Windsor Bishops" meet
* September 20-25, 2007 House of Bishops meet in New Orleans, Louisiana (Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will meet with them for a time of discussion)
* September 25 - 28, 2007 Common Cause Council of Bishops meets
* September 30, 2007 Primates expect Episcopal Church response (Communique, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
* July 16 - August 4, 2008 Lambeth Conference at University of Kent, Canterbury, England

VBS Report

What a fine time we had! Some thirty children and an almost equal number of adults had fun all week at "Make A Joyful Noise". The curriculum was homegrown and inspired much creativity. We learned a goodly number of traditional Sunday School songs (B.IB.L.E.; Rise and Shine, This is the Day, Jesus Loves Me and more), considered the sweep of salvation history (Creation, Covenant, Captivity, Christ, and the Church), enjoyed being together, and finished up with a great cookout. The team has already started planning for next year, so put July 14-18 on your calendar now. Here's a picture from the closing...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Don't forget to bring your kid-type family members or neighbors to Vacation Bible School - July 9-13. Sponsored by St. James Santee Episcopal, New Wappetaw Presbyterian, and McClellanville Methodist Churches, it should be a terrific time! This year, it will be held at McClellanville Methodist. Registration on Monday morning the 9th. Be sure to join us for the debut performance of the Make a Joyful Noise Choir and a cookout at 5:30 pm on Friday evening of that week.

Happy Fourth of July

Back and so glad to be. Tomorrow is July 4th - Independence Day. In honor of the day, here is a nice quote from Ben Franklin

“ God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” –Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech

Have a safe one!