December 27th, 2017
Volume 8, Number 17
 Christmas Around the Diocese
Christmas service at St. Paul's Albany.
Two sheep ready for the pageant at St. Paul's Albany.
St. Luke's Rincon's annual Christmas dinner.
Preparing to process at St. Luke's Hawkinsville.

The Community of St. Joseph's musicians at the Christmas service held at Trinity United Methodist, Savannah.
Christmas Eve at St. Anne's Tifton.
Decorating Christ Church Saint Simons Island before Christmas.

This crèche, made entirely of natural items found on beaches, is the work of Chris Nietert of Beaufort and on loan and display at All Saints' Tybee Island. To see more photos from All Saints', go here.   
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This Sunday's Lections
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
John 1:1-18
Psalm 147 or 147:13-21

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With only 24 days until the Revival, we encourage you to register  here .  Here's a refresher on the order of the day:

 - Service at Good Shepherd Pennick, 9:30 AM

 - General parking for the main event at Honey Creek will be located just off the interstate, Exit 29, at Risley Middle School, 707 S. Port Parkway, Brunswick.

 - Shuttles from the main parking area at Risley Middle School to the event at Honey Creek begin at 10:45 AM

 - Lunch trucks begin service of reasonably priced food at 11 AM

 - Fellowship Hour with music provided by the Albany State University Chorale, Savannah Children's Choir, Trina Meade, and Roger Moss from noon to 1 PM

 - Service begins at 1 PM 

 - Return shuttle service begins at 3:30 PM

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 . Contact the Rev. Joshua Varner, Canon Missioner for Children and Youth, at with your questions!
Happening #100
Happening, January 12-14 at Honey Creek, is an experience of God's love in action, presented by teenagers and for teenagers in grades ten to 12, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. During the weekend the participants experience God's love through worship, prayer, and the ministry of peers and adults, both lay and clergy. Cost: $100. Registration closes January 5th.
For more information, visit
To register for Happening #100, follow this link 
Happening #100 Reunion Celebration
It's been 99 Happenings in the making!!! Join us as we celebrate the many lives God has touched through this ministry and look ahead to the next generations of Happeners!
Saturday, January 13, 7 PM
Reunion -- Fun, Fellowship, Singing, Refreshments
The Reunion will conclude with a Eucharist
Sunday, January 14, 2:30 PM - Closing Service
A reception will follow the Closing service
Reunion only -- $10 (requested donation) Register here
Reunion & Lockin -- $30 early registration, $35 after Jan. 5
(reunion + lockin fee includes a lock-in tshirt)
#100 Celebration Tshirt -- $15 ($5 extra to have shirt mailed)
If you are unable to attend, but would like to order a shirt, click here.
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 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.

December 31-January 6
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our Bishop, Scott Benhase and our retired bishop, Henry Louttit. We pray for our ecumenical partners, especially, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah and their Bishop, Gregory Hartmayer; and for the Evangelical Lutheran Church's Southeast Synod and their Bishop, Julian Gordy. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for their Bishops, Moisés Quezada and William Skilton, and retired bishops, Julio Holguin and Telésforo Isaac. 
Diocesan Office Update and News  
The Bishop's full schedule is available  here.

Canon Frank Logue is traveling to Lexington, KY, today. He will officiate at the funeral of his father in law, Robert Steele, tomorrow. This Sunday, he will preside and preach at St. Philip's, Hinesville.

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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Keeping a Happy Watch

Two shepherds before the pageant at St. Paul's Albany. To see more from St. Paul's, go here.
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:

Stewardship Training with Bishop Benhase
January 27, 9:30 AM to noon
St. George's Savannah
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 .

February 23-25
Honey Creek Retreat Center
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