December 20th, 2017
Volume 8, Number 16
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This Sunday's Lections
Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Canticle 3  or Canticle 15
or  Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

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for the full text.
Revival Updates
Celebrate Deaconess Alexander's Life and Work
Deaconess Alexander's life and work will be chronicled in a video produced by the Rev. Michael Chaney and the Rev. Canon Frank Logue with its debut at the Revival in January. 

Parking Passes/Info/Invite
This week the diocesan office mailed out parking passes, an information sheet and a card to invite a friend to attend the Revival as a guest. These went to all those who had included a physical address. An email will be delivered with the same information to all who have registered.

Youth at the Revival!
The Youth weekend structured around the Revival: Fearless Faith, Boundless Love is still open for additional registrants. This event, which is intended for youth in Grades 6-12, will begin on Friday, January 19, and conclude on Sunday, January 21. Friday night includes time with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, while Saturday includes participation in the Saturday Eucharist at Good Shepherd, Pennick and participation in and support of the Revival at Honey Creek on Saturday afternoon!

If youth registered for this weekend in the fall, their registration was automatically rolled over to this coming weekend. However, there are additional spots available, so go ahead and sign up, and invite a friend! You do not have to be an Episcopalian to participate in the weekend or the Revival on Saturday.

The total cost for the weekend is $150, due to the additional expenses involved with transportation. Scholarships are always available. Register at http://bit.ly/WinterYouth2018. Contact the Rev. Joshua Varner, Canon Missioner for Children and Youth, at jvarner@gaepiscopal.org with your questions!
Advent Around the Diocese
  
St. Barnabas' Valdosta process in search of a room for Mary and Joseph in their celebration during the novena of Las Posadas.
Parishioners of All Saints' Tybee Island work on greening the church for Christmas.
   
The cow poses for a picture during a rehearsal at Holy Comforter Martinez, while the Junior EYC at St. Anne's Tifton works on a backdrop for the Christmas pageant.


The Christmas pageant at Christ Church Valdosta.
  
Youth at St. Thomas Isle of Hope in Savannah are ready for Christmas (left) and the rose candle marks Gaudete Sunday at St. John's Savannah.
The Christmas Pageant at St. Thomas' Thomasville.
  
Lessons and Carols at St. Luke's Hawkinsville (left) and the youth at St. Michael's Waynesboro take part in their town's Christmas parade in the Superhero Christmas float they created.

Jerry Dellinger of King of Peace and Leah Rose with Camden County's Department of Children and Family Services take a truck load of angel tree gifts from King of Peace Kingsland to the county's 38 children in foster homes this Christmas.

At Grace, Waycross there's an Advent wreath outside for the community as well as one in the sanctuary.
Prayers for Weekly Liturgies
Our one-year prayer cycle combines prayers for every congregation in the Diocese of Georgia with prayers for our ecumenical partners and for our Companion Diocese of The Dominican Republic. The 52 weekly prayers are available in one document  found here. 

December 17-23
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Diocesan Youth Programs, Columba House Savannah, and our Episcopal Campus Ministries at Valdosta State and Georgia Southern Universities. We also pray for our ecumenical partners, especially those in Springfield-St. Paul's Lutheran Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for Jesús Maestro (Jesus the Master) in Tamboril.

December 24-30
In our diocesan prayer cycle, we pray for Honey Creek for the Order of St. Helena and all religious order in the Episcopal Church. We also pray for our ecumenical partners, especially the Catholic congregations of Our Lady of Guadelupe in Sandhill, San José in Twin Lakes, Holy Redeemer in McRae, and Holy Cross in Pembroke. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for Diocese of the Dominican Republic Parochial Schools.
Give, Live (& Work) and Play at Honey Creek!

Faithful stewardship is the driving force that will sustain Honey Creek for generations to come. Every donation to our Annual Fund, large & small, helps to support our ministry. Learn how your recurring gift makes a big impact at honeycreek.org/nowalls 

How would you like to work and live at The Creek? It can happen! Go to honeycreek.org/staff/ and apply for our Summer Camp staff, or submit your resume for our Campus Coordinator/Summer Camp Director position. 

Get Ready for CreekFEST 2018!
February 23 - February 25, 2018
This signature event celebrates and supports our beloved Honey Creek and can be simply be described as SO MUCH FUN. Last year all ages attended this event, will you?

Form a team and register at honeycreek.org/creek-fest
Questions: creekfest@gaepiscopal.org
Diocesan Office Update and News  
Bishop Benhase and Kelly return today from vacation. The Bishop's full schedule is available  here.

The Rev. Canon Frank Logue is traveling to Arizona so that he and Victoria may spend Christmas with their daughter, Griffin.

The Rev. Canon Joshua Varner  will be providing music for the Christmas Eve service at Epiphany Savannah. He will also officiate at the noon service in St. George's Chapel at Diocesan House tomorrow.
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Getting into step 

The Rev. George Muir (in front at left) learns a new dance moves at the Angel Tree Party at St. Paul's Augusta, where he serves as the Rector. He is dancing with students from Craig-Houghton Elementary School, where members of the congregation serve as tutors.
Events 
Diocesan Youth Retreat at the Revival
January 19-21
For more information, go here
Revival: Fearless Faith Boundless Love 
January 20
For more information, go here:  www.EpiscopalRevivalinGeorgia2018.com

Stewardship Training with Bishop Benhase
January 27, 9:30 AM to noon
St. George's Savannah
Register 
Diocesan Council
February 2
St. Barnabas' Valdosta

Stewardship Training with Bishop Benhase
February 3, 9:30 AM to noon
St. James' Quitman
Register here.

Clergy Spouse Retreat
February 9-11
Honey Creek 
Register here. 

Stewardship Training with Bishop Benhase
February 17, 9:30 AM to noon
St. Mark's, Brunswick 
Register  here .

Creekfest
February 23-25
Honey Creek Retreat Center
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