August 27, 2020
The Season of Pentecost
A roundup of information, updates, and recommended ministry resources.
Increase Your Reach: Your Website
Fr. Allen Willis was working for a tech company in the Nashville area – one of several companies he’s worked with in the city over the past decade – when COVID-19 surged in late March. As a result, the company underwent a massive layoff and “all but shuttered its doors,” he says.

“I took this as a ‘Divine nudge’ to launch out and create a new company from the ground up.

Fr. Allen is Rector for St. Michael’s in Gallatin, TN, and had already been building websites for churches and non-profits in his spare time. His new venture, New Wave Creative, focuses on web design and digital marketing specifically for small businesses, churches, and non-profits. You can learn more about the company’s passion for helping churches here.


“He has a knack for listening to what you want and putting it all together,” says Fr. Jeff Falkowski, Lead Pastor for Church of the Messiah. “I told Allen, I wanted [a] simple, but visually oriented website that told our story, while allowing us to easily update relevant information as needed. He delivered on that.” - Fr. Jeff Falkowsky
Rwandan Food Relief
The Covid-19 lockdown in Rwanda has created a food distribution emergency. All Saints Peachtree City, GA partners with the Kibungo Diocese in Rwanda, and Fr. Don Hutchens has an update on the funds sent by many ADOTS churches and individuals for this urgent need:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I bring greetings and thanksgiving from Bishop Emmanuel NTAZINDA, Bishop of the Diocese of Kibungo, Rwanda. Your generosity and compassion in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ has blessed many who were so dramatically impacted by the Rwandan government shutdown emanating from the Covid-19 outbreak! Bishop Emmanuel has provided two summary reports that chronicle what your love in Christ has done for your fellow Christians in the Diocese of Kibungo. I am providing a summary in effort to reflect the hope and care our work together has provided others in the name of our Lord.

Donations that are applicable to this summary total $7,600 and were donated in the name of three specific congregations, while many others were received electronically from other unnamed congregations and individual parishioners. It is important to note the total giving was reduced by transfer fees totaling approximately $300 at the time the funds were sent and received in Rwanda. We bundled the donations when possible to minimize the transfer costs. We recently received a donation of $5,000 from an ADOTS congregation, which will be applied to further work in feeding those throughout the diocese that are in need. To date, in total, you have generously given $12,600 to providing food to our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Kibungo!

Support for Dr. Henry at the Border Mission
Unfortunately, we have been forced to postpone our mission trip to the border with Dr. Henry, due to covid 19 restrictions. But we still need your help.

Please consider a donation to help local people complete the project at www.adots.org/give and choose "border mission." All donated funds will go to the project. 

 
Please Share: Daily Prayer Live!
Morning, Noonday, and Compline
Archbishop Beach asked us to provide live Daily Office prayer!

The clergy of ADOTS and Holy Cross Cathedral have come together to create a live Daily Office format for:

Morning Prayer at 7/8am CT/ET (https://www.facebook.com/adotsdailyprayer)

Noonday Prayer at 11am/Noon CT/ET (https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossAnglicanChurch/)

Compline at 8pm/9pm CT/ET (https://www.facebook.com/adotsdailyprayer)

Weekly Hymn Sing! Every Wednesday at 2pm with Chris Sieggen of St. Thomas, Athens, Georgia.


Liturgy
We're using the liturgy at https://www.dailyoffice2019.com/ so that everyone can follow along each day. This website updates the prayer services of the daily office each day, so its all there!

Please Share
With so many people looking for connection, this is a great resource to share with all your friends on any social media platform. You can share the link fb.com/adotsDailyPrayer anywhere, Twitter, Facebook, Email, Instagram! Your friends and family don't have to be on Facebook to watch the videos. and join us in prayer.

You can also share on your church's public pages!

Comment
Whenever you join us, please add a comment to show us you are present, to encourage others,, to add a prayer request, or to give a thanksgiving.

See you there!
Prayers for Such a Time as This
We have compiled and adapted prayers from the Book of Common Prayer 2019 to include in online parish services and for home worship. Some prayers have been adjusted from the BCP 2019 to reflect the current coronavirus situation. We have included the prayer number and page numbers so you can easily find them in your own BCP 2019. You can download and print this resource as a PDF by clicking the link below.
Online Ministry Tools
Everyone is scrambling to figure out how best to worship, pray, serve, and fellowship online right now. Click here for an overview of tools, and some ideas, that might be helpful.
Send us Your Stories of God's Grace in this Time
We would love to share the stories of God's work through and among his people. Please email us at news@adots.org so that Rachel can help you share these stories of God working even in difficult times.
Music Resources Online
BCP 2019 and Lectionary
The ACNA has released BCP 2019! Click here to visit the BCP 2019 web page.

ADOTS has provided an online calendar of Sunday and Feast Day collects and lessons here.
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