December 16, 2020
Volume 11, No. 15
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Joy to the World - A Christmas Message from the Presiding Bishop

"While this is a strange year, the ministry He gives us remains the same. We will prepare him room in our hearts by taking on the ministry Jesus demands of us: feed those who are hungry; welcome the stranger; clothe those who are naked; heal those who are sick; visit the prisoner. Love God. Love your neighbor. Sing joy into this old world. Prepare him room."




To view the complete message, click here.

The Rev. Ranie Neislar Ordained in Huntsville
The Rev. Ranie Neislar was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville, AL. The Rt. Rev. Glenda Curry, Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Alabama presided and the Rt. Rev. Frank Logue preached.



The newly ordained Neislar blessing Bishop Logue (left). And we can't let Neislar leave without a keepsake from the Diocese of Georgia (right)!


 
The Rev. Ranie Neislar with the Rt. Rev. Glenda Curry and the Rt. Rev. Frank Logue (left). The Rev. John Jenkins represents St. Paul's, Augusta with Neislar and Bishop Logue (right).

Another Successful Tournament
Another year and another fantastic disc golf tournament at Honey Creek! Over 93 players, both amateur and professional, participated in the Honey Creek Open this weekend. 








Across the Diocese
Under the direction of the Rev. R.V. Cate, Deacon, the support of our parish and their relationship with the local VFW chapter, Holy Nativity, St. Simons delivered 113 hoodies, over 300 pairs of socks and 209 knitted caps to The Well, a homeless shelter located in downtown Brunswick. All delivered just in time before their Christmas celebration this weekend!


Members from St. Paul's, Augusta at the end of their gift drive shopping trip (left). The Rev. Aaron Brewer 
with gifts gathered from King of Peace, Kingsland for the Camden County Department of 
Family and Children's Services (right).

The EYC of Trinity, Statesboro end their semester with a night of s'mores.

  
The Rev. Leeann Culbreath celebrates at Creation Care Commission's Down to the Park to Pray outdoor Eucharist (left). One of the activities was to create a mandala with things found in nature (right).

Worship with the Diocese of Georgia in Cordele on Sunday

This fourth Advent Sunday, we will stream Morning Prayer at 
10 a.m. from Christ Church, Cordele with Bishop Logue officiating and Canon Lasch preaching.




Find Livestream Worship 
There are a lot of options each day for Episcopalians in the Diocese of Georgia to worship online and now they are listed in one place. The Livestream Services calendar tells the time, location, and which liturgy the congregation offers for the whole Diocese. Click the image above or this link: Livestream Services Calendar

Have you adjusted your livestream schedule? Let us know! We have a running calendar that you can find here. Check to see if your schedule is correct, and if there are any changes, email Administrator Assistant Daniel Garrick at dgarrick@gaepiscopal.org.

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 2020 one year prayer cycle is now online here: 2020 Prayer Cycle

December 13 - 19
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Diocesan Youth Programs and our Episcopal Campus Ministries at Augusta, 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 Jesus the Teacher (Jesús Maestro) in Tamboril.

December 20 - 26
In our diocesan prayer cycle, we pray for Honey Creek and for our ministry with homeless persons in Savannah, the Community of St. Joseph. We also pray for our ecumenical partners, especially the Catholic congregations of Our Lady of Guadalupe 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.


Additional Prayer Cycles (Updated on November 29, 2020)
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.

Diocesan Office Update and News

This Sunday, Canon Varner will tell the story of The Light of the Magi from Godly Play, Bishop Logue will officiate, and Canon Lasch will preach Morning Prayer from Christ Church, Cordele offered online at 10 a.m. To find the service, visit the Diocese of Georgia Facebook Page or the Diocese of Georgia YouTube page.

The Diocesan House will be closed December 23-25, and the 30-1. The staff will work remotely the 28-29 and can be reached via email.

Throughout the remainder of 2020 Bishop Logue will continue to record Diocesan worship from different congregations across the Diocese. To see the calendar for the remainder of 2020, click here.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Diocesan staff are not all in the office at the same time with some working remotely. Email will be the quickest way to get in touch with the staff, although you are still welcome to call us on the phone! If we miss your call, please leave a voicemail with a detailed message. Staff e-mails can be found here.

Let Us Know!

What are you doing to keep community right now? Are you gathering for virtual coffee hours, delivering groceries to your neighbors - let us know! Send any updates or photos to our Communications Manager Liz Williams at lwilliams@gaepiscopal.org. We want to hear from you!

Live, from Honey Creek, it's CHRISTMAS EVE!
The Rev. Archdeacon Yvette Owens reads the Gospel for the diocesan Christmas Eve's pre-recorded 
service from Honey Creek.

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