June 12, 2019
Volume 9, No. 42
Pentecost Around the Diocese

Baptism by full immersion at St. Michael and All Angels, Savannah, left; a sea of red at Our Savior, Martinez, right.

The Pentecost Picnic at St. Thomas' Isle of Hope, above; at right, the Rev. Kit Brinson marked her eighth year of ministry at Grace, Waynesboro on Pentecost Sunday.

Ready to process at St. Augustine's Augusta.

Members of St. John's Bainbridge show their Pentecost colors.

The sanctuary decorated in Pentecost finery at St. Luke's Rincon.
Pentecost was also the occasion for the dedication of the patio garden at King of Peace Kingsland.
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This Sunday's Lections
Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Romans 5: 1-5
John 16:12-15
Psalm 8
Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2)
Go  here for the full text.
The Transition Committee reports that its sub-committee  for the candidates' walkabouts, is locating and securing meeting facilities.  Spaces will include a large gathering space as well as four to five break out rooms. Candidates will rotate through the break-out rooms. 

The next meeting for this sub-committee will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 28.

Please keep the Standing Committee, the Transition Committee, the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, and the Candidates in your prayers:

The Howingtons: Meg and Mason, seated; Dr. Howington and Cathy with Vivi, standing.
Forward Day by Day Features
Dr. Jay U. Howington

Jay Howington began sharing a daily devotional by email to friends when he was going through a rough time. That was five years ago and now the number of subscribers has reached 350. One of them was the Rev. A. L. Addington, who reached out to Forward Day by Day suggesting Howington as an author.

Readers during the month of June have had the pleasure of moving through the scriptures daily, led by Howington. 

"It's a way to keep my feet to the fire," he said, "it keeps me accountable. Daily quiet time is essential, as they say: when you miss it, on the first day God knows; on the second, you do, and by the third, everyone else does."

A 15-year member of St. Peter's Savannah, Howington has served on the vestry twice and also as Senior Warden.

And by the way, as he says, "I work as a neurosurgeon, but what I am is a Christian."

To read his daily devotional in Forward Day by Day, go here. subscribe to his ongoing daily devotional, reach out to him at Dr.Howington@neurosav.com
The funeral for the Rev. Dudley Lippitt, Deacon, who died on April 27, will be held at 2 PM this Saturday, June 15th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson Street, Albany. 
In a letter sent to the clergy in the Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Scott Anson Benhase said, "Deacon Dudley Lippitt was one of the first female deacons ordained in the Diocese of Georgia, and while that is an important fact for the history of our Diocese, her ministry to the lonely, lost, and left out exceeds that milestone. For 15 years she served as a Deacon in the Church and during her active diaconate she ministered to the sick and needy, fed hungry people at the Shepherd's Table, and assisted in the establishment and ongoing work of an HIV/AIDS support group at a time when many people's view of such work was tentative at best and prejudicial at worst. Deacon Lippitt persisted in caring for people suffering from the scourge of HIV/AIDS without regard to public opinion. She did it because it was the Lord's work. Such is the ministry of a deacon of the Church."

We're right in the middle of sold out High School Camp at Honey Creek. Don't miss out on camp this summer, sign up by going to the Honey Creek website and go to the SUMMER CAMP tab to book a spot. Grab a friend and come to The Creek this summer!
Reserve Hotel Rooms for Convention Now!

If you haven't already reserved hotel rooms for the 198th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia we encourage you to do so now.

We have partnered with the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in Statesboro for a block of rooms. The rate is slightly higher than at the other hotels, but as it is a football weekend, rooms are becoming less available.

At the Comfort Inn, there are only a couple of rooms left in our block. Call 912-681-2400 to make reservations there. For accommodations at Spring Hill Suites, call 912-489-0000.
Around the Diocese
Gathered at Honey Creek for last week's Education for Ministry (EfM) training, from left: Teresa Mullins, the Rev. June Johnson, Latrelle Gore, Chad Simpson, Serena Nasworthy, the Rev. Steven Larson and Maggie Walkins. Not pictured, EfM Mentor and Trainer Karen Byers.
Vacation Bible School at St. Augustine's of Canterbury, Augusta, above; Our Savior Martinez, below left, and Trinity Statesboro, below, at right.


Know Your Delegate Count for 198th Convention
From the Standing Committee  Regarding Delegates to the Diocesan Convention  and Election of the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia:
 T his is a reminder that the new Article III, Sec. 2 of the Canons of the Diocese of Georgia will be in effect at the upcoming Convention and Bishop Election of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia on November 14-16, 2019. This Article states that the calculation of each congregation's READ MORE
Diocesan Office Update and News
The Rt. Rev. Scott Anson Benhase,  10th Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, will  make his annual visitation to Grace Church, Sandersville at 11 AM, Trinity Sunday, June 16. The Bishop's full schedule can be found  here.  

The Rev. Frank Logue, Canon to the Ordinary, is on sabbatical through July 15.

The Rev. Joshua Varner, Canon for Children and Youth, is serving as a Spiritual Director at High School Camp at Honey Creek Retreat Center this week.

The Rev. Helen Slingluff White, Associate Rector at Christ Church Savannah, will officiate at the Thursday, noon service at Saint Anna Alexander Chapel, Diocesan House.
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. 

June 9-15
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregations in Martinez, Holy Comforter and Our Savior. We also pray for our ecumenical partners, especially St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for Christ Resurrected (Cristo Resucitado) in La Vega.

June 16-22
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation in Moultrie, St. Margaret of Scotland. We also pray for our ecumenical partners in Moultrie, especially Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for Holy Spirit (EspĂ­ritu Santo) in Las Carreras.

Additional Prayer Cycles
We also offer 30-day prayer cycles for those who wish to pray daily for the clergy and clergy spouses:  Diocesan Prayer Cycle and  Clergy Spouses Prayer Cycle .
Getting into the (Sister) Act!

The Rector and several members of St. Patrick's Albany performed in a recent Community Theater Production of Sister Act. From left, Peggy Hamlin; the Rev. Nick Roosevelt; Gabriel Perkins-Lawrence, Music Director; Casey Perkins-Lawrence, Director and Choreographer, and Lindsey Stewart.
Ordination to the Priesthood for the Rev. Arthur Jones, Deacon
St. Thomas' Thomasville
10:30 AM Saturday, June 29

Diocesan Youth Mission Trip to Tennessee with Appalachia Service Project
July 13-20
Happening #102
Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4; staff arrives August 1
Honey Creek Retreat Center
Ordination to the Priesthood of the Rev. Samantha McKean, Deacon
Christ Church, Savannah
10:30 AM, Saturday, August 17th

Acolyte Festival
Saturday, August 24 (morning) to Sunday, Augusta 25 (after worship)
Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta
Grades three to 12.  

New Beginnings #55
September 6-8
Honey Creek Retreat Center

Diocesan Council
September 13-14
St. Peter's, Savannah

Cursillo #126
October 17-20
Honey Creek
Go  here for more information.

198th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia
November 14-16
Georgia Southern University
To register, go here.
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