This Sunday is Pentecost 2, Proper 7, Year C. The Gospel reading focuses on the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac, frequently known as the Miracle of the (Gadarene) Swine, wherein the demoniac, once healed, is sent to tell of “the great things the Lord has done,” making him arguably the first apostle to the Gentiles.
The lector this Sunday is Dan and the altar guild is Peggy. See the vestment colors, the altar colors, the Bible readings and the liturgical calendar by clicking HERE and selecting the date. Note that the color of a date’s number is the vestment and altar color for the day.
The Diocese of Lexington has reserved a booth at the Lexington Pride Festival on Saturday, June 29 from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Advent is invited to help be a part, as are all parishes. If you are clergy, you are encouraged you to wear your collar.
Where: Park in the Christ Church Cathedral parking lot on Upper Street on the Gratz Park Inn side. Be sure to display the orange Cathedral parking pass on your dash. Pride Fest is at the Courthouse square complex, 120 N. Limestone.
Churches may bring and hand out their own church materials.
Who: Volunteers may come anytime, and the more the merrier. From experience in past years, many folks stop by to talk at the Episcopal booth, so everyone is needed.
Questions?: Please email Fr. Brent at email@example.com.
The next monthly birthday/anniversary party is Sunday, July 14. These parties are courtesy of Darlene, so be sure and let her know when you are having a birthday or anniversary. Reach Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Darlene!
During long days of reports and discussions, often at a rushed pace, the 99 members of the Anglican Consultative Council who met in Hong Kong for its 17th meeting set the Anglican Communion’s mission and ministry agenda for the coming years. Amid concerns about process and unity, the ACC spent April 28-May 5 considering work in three categories: the Five Marks of Mission; issues of unity, faith and order, and governance. In the end, they passed 24 resolutions. Read the full story by clicking HERE. PHOTO: Anglican Consultative Council members raise their hands May 4 in a rare actual vote on a measure. Most resolutions were passed by “general consent” or “general assent,” rather than by a show of hands.
During their meeting on April 29-30, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, the members of “The Episcopal Church - United Methodist Dialogue Committee” agreed to send a resolution for full communion to be considered by the Council of Bishops and for possible consideration by the 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Read the full story HERE.
The Episcopal Church is paying renewed attention to Sudanese Episcopalians in two ways, one conventional and one unique in the Anglican Communion: The Task Force on Dialogue with South Sudanese Anglican Diaspora, created by General Convention in 2018 (via Resolution D088), is the conventional way, working to “establish an official conversation for the purpose of developing a statement of understanding of the relationship with the South Sudanese American Anglican diaspora living in this country and The Episcopal Church.” The unconventional approach will begin June 2 when the Very Rev. Patrick Augustine retires as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wis., and a week later becomes an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bor, part of the Anglican Communion Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. Read the full story HERE. PHOTO: The Very Rev. Patrick Augustine soon will retire from Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wis., and become a bishop in South Sudan.
An Arkansas Episcopal congregation’s prison storytelling ministry will embark next month on a brief tour, visiting Episcopal churches from Missouri to Texas to stage dramatic readings of death row inmates’ first-person stories. Prison Story Project, founded by Kathy McGregor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, spent the summer of 2016 helping 11 inmates write about their lives and the experience of awaiting execution at the Varner Supermax prison in Grady, Ark. Read the full story HERE. PHOTO: “On the Row” is a production of the Prison Story Project featuring six actors reading the words of death row inmates in Arkansas.
The lawn, a grassy wedge just east of the parking lot at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Mo., isn’t much of a lawn anymore, but rather a budding apple orchard. It’s a fitting addition to a neighborhood known as Old Orchard, where apple cultivation once was prevalent and the congregation hopes someday to reap the full fruits of what parishioner Dale Penrose has sown. Read the full story HERE.
A 19-year-old parishioner who died while serving in the Civil War has been buried under Trinity Episcopal Church in Roslyn, N.Y., for more than a century, but until now, the final resting place of this hometown hero mostly was the stuff of legend. Much of that legend is embodied by Trinity’s historic bell, which has long been on display at the church and bears the name of the young soldier, John Codman Pollitz, who paid for the bell out of his Army pay. The burial site hadn’t been accessed since 1914, and its place wasn’t marked, until now. Read the full story HERE.
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Our church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, yet also those who are exploring their faith or who are asking serious questions about faith in general. You will be welcomed at The Church of the Advent regardless of any religious or personal status. For more information on what we believe, visit episcopalchurch.org. For a video tour (with annotated explanations) of a sample weekly Sunday service, click HERE.
Our mission is to: 1) Restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ; 2) Have a liberating and life-giving relationship with God, each other and the Earth; 3) Love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and love our neighbors as ourselves; and 4) Focus on the three priorities of evangelism, reconciliation and creation.
We have leased space to Community Action Council to provide a daycare. Contact Melissa at (859) 233-4600 x 1208, or see their website by clicking HERE.
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