Thursday, April 4, 2013

Brick Church Sunday is THIS Sunday - April 7th

Everyone is cordially invited to attend our annual Brick Church service -  11:00 AM  this Sunday.  Service is followed by a covered dish picnic.  We welcome the Rev. Richard I. H. Belser as our preacher this year.

Rick is a Columbia native who was baptized, confirmed and ordained at Trinity Cathedral. He was graduated from Washington and Lee Univ. (1964), served as a 1st Lt. US Army (1964-66); and trained for the ordained ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary (1969). Fr. Belser served as Vicar, St. Paul's, Fort Mill, SC (1969-73); Assistant, St. John's, Shandon, in Columbia, SC (1974); Rector, St. John's, Johns Island, SC (1974-85); and , Rector, St. Michael's, Charleston, SC (1986-2007). He is married to Anne Holcomb Belser. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Since retirement in 2007, Rick has served as interim at Episcopal, Lutheran, and Anglican churches; and taught pastoral care two semesters for the Alexandria School of Theology in Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt.

1 comment:

Robert Family Association said...

Rev. Olbrych,
I am the president of the Robert Family Association. Our ancestor, Pasteur Pierre Robert, was a Huguenot refugee. He and his family left Switzerland in the late 1600's and settled in South Carolina, becoming the first pastor of the St. James Santee congregation. According to our records, he held this position for almost a quarter of a century, until 1710.

Our extended family gathers every other year to renew relationships and honor our fore-mothers and -fathers. This year's reunion will be June 7-8 in Robertville, SC. Some of us would like to worship with the St. James congregation on Sunday, June 9. Could you send me information about your service? Are there regular services in the Brick Church?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Marie Hiott McEntire
1011 Caruthers Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
(I've sent my phone numbers to you in an email.)