July 15, 2020
Volume 10, No. 45
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Grades 6-12
July 23-25, 2020
Online from 8 to 10 p.m. each evening.
Register Now at   http://bit.ly/GAYouthEvent 
Youth in Grades 6 through 12 are invited to come together each evening from Thursday July 23 through Saturday July 25. Each night we will gather together for games, for worship, and for large group and small group activities. We will also hear talks from high school youth about Relationships with friends and family, about our sense of Home in a time of COVID, and more. 
We encourage youth to register in advance for this event. Early registration allows the staff to prepare in advance based on an estimate of numbers, and to communicate directly with people who have signed up.
Registration is live now at  http://bit.ly/GAYouthEvent

Questions? Please contact Canon Joshua Varner at  jvarner@gaepiscopal.org .
Daniel Garrick Named Assistant Administrator
Daniel Garrick isn't new to the diocesan office staff, but his role has grown and he is now the Assistant Administrator for the Diocese. Garrick began his time as a pinch hitter in February and became a permanent part of the team beginning in July. "I worked with Daniel when I was on the board of a Methodist coffee house, where he served as manager. I was impressed with his approach to both the admin and people side of that ministry and am glad that he has found a place that fits for him and us on our diocesan staff team," stated Bishop Logue.

He will be working with the Canon for Administration, the Bishop, Diocesan staff, and the clergy and lay leadership to support the life and ministry of the Diocese. Canon Easterlin writes, "as Assistant Administrator, Daniel will help our congregations manage the day to day administrative tasks of the church. I know he will bring his unique talents and energy to the role and will be a welcoming presence to the people we engage with day in and day out. We hope you reach out and welcome him to the team!" He will specifically serve as an initial point of contact to process requests for information and support from Diocesan staff, aid the Canon for Administration in the development of standard operating procedures for administrative processes and tools at the Diocese, manage information technology including hardware, software, online backups, and support database management, in addition to supporting benefits administration and processing.  

Garrick is also as a freelance film score composer and arranger, and was previously  the manager of the Foundery Coffee Pub, which was a coffee shop and ministry began by the Rev. Kevin Veitinger.
The Rev. Edward Edwin Harvey (1930-2020)
The Diocese of Georgia mourns the death of the Rev. Ed Harvey who died on Sunday. Harvey was a priest of the Diocese of West Texas, who moved to his wife's, Mary Anne, hometown of Cochran, Georgia, in retirement. He served as the priest for Trinity, Cochran, from 1996-2005. 
"I am grateful for the gifts that Dr. Harvey brought to the Diocese of Georgia in retirement," Bishop Frank Logue said. "He became an important mentor and teacher for a group of priests he assisted in forming for ministry and we were blessed by his keen intellect and giving spirit."
Harvey was born in Dodge City, Kansas. He earned a BA from Southwestern College in Kansas in 1952 and both Master in Divinity in 1958 and a Master of Sacred Theology in 1959 from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Following his ordination as a deacon and priest in the Diocese of Florida, he received his Doctorate in Theology of the Old Testament from the University of Heidelberg, West Germany in 1965. Harvey served as the warden (dean) of the newly established St. John Baptist Theological College in Fiji serving six denominations in the nine countries in the South Pacific. He was part of the beginnings of the Charismatic Movement among Anglicans and Roman Catholics in that region. On returning to the United States, he served churches in Florida and Texas and was a visiting professor of Biblical Studies at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. 
He and Mary Anne had two daughters and two sons. In 1996, they returned to middle Georgia. He served the two congregations near his home as long as his health permitted. During that time, he trained the ministry team at Trinity, The Revs. Joy Fisher, George Porter, and Vernon Wiggins as they prepared for ordination. He also served as an important mentor to the Rev. Gary Abbott as he moved from the Baptist Church into the Episcopal Church and became the Vicar and then Rector of St. Luke's, Hawkinsville. In February 2009, the congregations of Trinity and St. Luke's joined together in Hawkinsville to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He was predeceased by Mary Anne. Though two of his children live in the US, the other two live abroad. A funeral at Trinity, Cochran, will be planned once people may travel more freely. 
Observing Copyright for Congregational Music
As many congregations continue to offer online worship opportunities, clergy and lay leaders need to be careful to observe copyright laws around music that is streamed online. Any music that is still protected under copyright law can only be streamed with permission, and, despite the myth that still makes the rounds, owning copies of the Hymnal 1982 does not grant permission, either to reproduce words or music or to stream music online.
For many congregations seeking permission for streaming or reproduction of words or musical notation the easiest solution is to purchase a license from one of several music licensing companies. The Diocese currently holds licenses from two companies, CCLI and OneLicense. Each of these companies offers scaled fees based on congregation size, so their licenses remain affordable even for smaller congregations. Once the licenses are purchased, specific language is to be included indicating composer, copyright holder, and the license company and specific license number. In addition, congregations need to report their usage through the company's online reporting mechanism as songs are used.
Ultimately, copyright is a matter of justice, intended to ensure that musicians are paid fairly for their work. Please take the time to ensure that your congregation is in compliance so that composers can be paid appropriately, and can continue to write music for us to enjoy in years to come!
Please contact Canon Joshua Varner at  jvarner@gapiscopal.org  with questions.
Worship with the Diocese of Georgia on Sundays
This Sunday, we will stream Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. from St. Cyprian's, Darien with music from other Episcopal Churches in the diocese. The Sunday service will continue at least through Labor Day.

These liturgies are stored on both 

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.
Around the Diocese - #HCismyhappyplace
A limited edition t-shirt was created for Honey Creek this summer, and as packages have been mailed across the  Diocese  and beyond, we've seen some folks sporting their new shirts! Once you receive your shirt, post a selfie with it on and tag Honey Creek and #Hcismyhappyplace. Let's see your Honey Creek pride!

Honey Creek Executive Director Dade Brantley

Diocesan Chancellor, The Rev. Jim Elliott (left), and Summer Camp Director Karen Bell, with two of her children, Jake and Grace Diamond.

The Rev. Joe Bowdon and wife Cissy sporting their new shirts with their paper cut out of the Chapel of Our Savior,  created by Rachel Deal.

Kristi Baranko and son Bob (left), and the Rev. Sonia and Steve Clifton (right).
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

July 12-18
I n our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation in Rincon, St. Luke's. We also pray for  our ecumenical partners, especially the Lutheran churches in Rincon -Jerusalem and St. John's. In  our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for Divine Grace ( Divina Gracia ) in Mozovi.

July 19-25
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation in St. Marys, Christ Church. We also pray for our ecumenical partners in St. Marys, especially Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for St. Timothy ( San Timoteo ) in Nizao

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 .
Diocesan Office Update and News

This Sunday, Bishop Logue will officiate and preach Morning Prayer from St. Andrew's and St. Cyprian's, Darien for the livestream on the Diocese of Georgia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Canon Varner is working with youth and youth leaders on the upcoming digital youth event.

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!
Welcoming the Stranger
A quick look outside at St. Luke's, Rincon this week garnered quite the sight - alpacas had decided the grass needed a trim.
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