August 8, 2018
Volume 8, Number 50
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This Sunday's Lections
12th Sunday
After Pentecost
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

I Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

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From Acts to Action
Canon Logue Contributes to Book
In the new book  Acts to Action , Canon Frank Logue joins other contributors in gleaning lessons from a deep dive into the eighth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles to learn from the earliest efforts of the Church to spread the faith. 

The biblical book of Acts details how the early disciples overcame the challenges of spreading the gospel in the midst of failing institutions, theological differences, and widespread uncertainty. In  Acts to Action , contributors from across the Episcopal Church discuss how these lessons from Christ's earliest followers apply to the mission Jesus still gives us today: to be his witnesses in our churches and neighborhoods and to the ends of the earth. Canon Logue wrote the chapters on Proclamation and Getting to Know the Neighborhood. Framed by reflections from church leaders Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and Gay Clark Jennings, the book provides encouragement and practical suggestions to help individuals and groups move from  Acts to Action . Published by Forward Movement, this new book would be an excellent Bible study for congregations, Christian education, or small groups, but it's also a great read just on your own.

Frank and Victoria Logue also contributed the Holy Week reflections for Forward Movement's Lenten meditations,  Are We There Yet. That book was awarded the Polly Bond Award for Theological Reflection.
The Rev. Al Crumpton accepts call to Our Savior
The Rev. Al Crumpton has accepted a call to serve as the Rector of the Church of Our Savior, Martinez. For the past five years, Crumpton served as the Rector of King of Peace, Kingsland. From 2011-2013,  Crumpton served as an assistant at St. Mark's, Brunswick. A native of Americus, Georgia, he graduated from Georgia Southwestern University in 1994 with a B.A. in Business Administration. His work prior to seminary included a decade with Habitat for Humanity International. He married Val in 2006. The two attended the School of Theology at Sewanee together, graduating in 2011--Al with an Master's in Divinity and Val with a Masters in Theology. He has one grown son, Quint, by a previous marriage. Pictured above are the Rev. Al and Val Crumpton.
The date's been set for Creekfest 2019! Mark your calendars now for February 15-17 and share this flyer by printing out a PDF found here.  
Three Days to Deepen Your Faith
Cursillo,  a short course in Christianity which equips Christians for leadership and service to change the world for Christ, will be offered  October 11-14 at Honey Creek Conference Center.   

Cursillo includes a three-day weekend that begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. The Cursillo weekend is not a retreat, but an opportunity to meet clergy and laity seeking to strengthen their faith. It provides an environment to experience the reality of the gift of God's love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and unconditional love. 

Cursillo offers: 
  • an opportunity to grow in faith and spirituality
  • a deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus and how we can serve Him and experience of living and sharing with others in a loving and caring Christian community and realizing that this can be extended into our own environment
  • a continuing community that gives support and encouragement to help Christians carry out their Baptismal Vows.
Those who have attended Cursillo
know how much someone can learn and grow during a relatively brief retreat. Please prayerfully consider who the Holy Spirit is leading you to sponsor for this October weekend.

More information and a registration form are found online at:  cursillo.georgiaepiscopal.orgContact Misty Graham, Cursillo Registrar with questions about registering (352-281-6805) or Rita Spalding, Cursillo #125 Lay Rector ( or 912-270-2725) about the weekend itself.

A Life-Changing Weekend for Grades 10-12
Led by teens for teens, Happening is a weekend of discovery. The next Happening will be #101 at Honey Creek September 14-16, 2018, and is open to those in grades 10 - 12.  Katie Grant from Good Shepherd, Augusta, is the Rector for the upcoming weekend. Grant is pictured below with Happening #100 Rector, Graham Hummel.
During a Happening weekend, participants worship, play, sing, and talk about God's place in their lives. They make new friends who share similar concerns and questions - a reassuring discovery. A teenager who acts as "rector" leads the weekend with the help of a staff consisting mostly of young people. Some staff members give challenging talks, after which there's time for discussion and activity. Together, the staff and participants share in an exploration of the impact of Christian faith in their daily lives. Happeners who attend a weekend for their first time are called "Candidates." To be a Candidate, one must:
  • Have completed the 9th grade and have not begun college.
  • Fill out the application:
Happening costs $101 to attend, and financial assistance is available. For more information, please  visit the Georgia Happening website.

Click here to register for Happening!

Around the Diocese

Each year St. John and St. Mark provides a breakfast for the teachers of their Partner in Excellence School, Radium Springs Elementary School (RSES) as they return to the classrooms to prepare for the year. The parish collects supplies and gives them to teachers as door prizes during the breakfast, and the teachers are encouraged to leave prayer requests for the church to offer at the Morning Office. St. John and St. Mark works with the school throughout the year to help provide the kids and families in the neighborhood with fun activities, and the Rev. Johnny Tuttle serves RSES on their Local School Governance Board.
The blessing of the backpacks at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church with the Rev. Canon Joshua Varner, the Rev. Jim Said, Rector, and the Rev. Amy Bradley. 
The congregation of Holy Comforter, Martinez, offers prayers fothe Superintendent for Schools in Columbia CountyDr. Sandra Carraway, and her husband Mike. Dr. Carraway, preached at Holy Comforter on Sunday. The liturgy also included a blessing of the backpacks.

The Rev. Denise Vaughn blesses the backpacks and school supplies at Annunciation, Vidalia.
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. 

August 5-11
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation on Jekyll Island, St. Richard of Chichester. We also pray for our ecumenical partners on the island, especially Jekyll Island Methodist Church and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for St. Bartholomew ( San Bartolomé) in San Cristóbal.

August 12-18
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation in Sandersville, Grace Church. We also pray for our ecumenical partners in Sandersville, especially St. William Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for the congregations in San Francisco de Macorís, especially The Good Samartian ( El Buen Samaritano) and Jesus the Nazarene ( Jesús Nazareno).
Diocesan Office Update and News
Bishop Scott Anson Benhase will make his annual visitation to St. Andrew's Douglas at 10 AM Sunday, August 12 and at St. Thomas Aquinas, Baxley, at 4 PM the same day. The bishop's  full schedule is available

The Rev. Canon Frank Logue will preside this Sunday at Epiphany, Savannah.

The Rev. David Rose, Priest in Charge at St. Luke's, Rincon, will officiate at the Thursday noon service at Diocesan House.
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Reserve Time at Saluda Clergy Cottage Today!
Ch eck the Saluda Clergy Cottage website calendar for availability.
To reserve time, please fill out and email/mail the reservation form found here.
Mark Your Calendar Now for Summer Camp 2019
Mark your calendar and make your plans for Camp Honey Creek 2019. Registration opens in November. 

High School Camp / Completed grades 9-12
June 9-15
Camp St. Peter I / Completed grades 6-8
June 16-22
Camp Joseph & Mary I /  Completed grades 3-5
June 23-29
Camp St. Peter II
July 7-13
Camp Joseph & Mary II / Completed grades 3-5 
July 14-20

If you feel called to serve, volunteer, or donate to our Summer Camp program, contact Operations and Program Director, Dr. Savannah Young at

Acolyte Festival 
Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12
St. Anne's Tifton
Grades three to 12
To register, go here

Quiet Day Retreat
Saturday, August 11
9 AM to 2 PM
Church of the Holy Comforter
473 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez
Information: 706-210-1133

Open House and Blessing
Diocesan House
4 PM, Thursday, August 23
18 E. 34th Street

Ordination to the Priesthood
The Rev. Bunny Simon Williams
August 25 at 11 AM
Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta

Diocesan Council
September 14-15
St. Luke's, Hawkinsville

Happening #101
September 14-16
Honey Creek
Grades 10-12
For information, go 

Project Resource Training with the Bishop
Southeast Convocation
Holy Nativity, St. Simons Island
September 22
9:30 AM to noon

Fall Clergy Conference
September 24-26
Honey Creek
To register, go here:

Conflict Management
October 1-5
Honey Creek

Commission on Ministry and Standing Committee
October 5-6
St. Michael and All Angels', Savannah

Project Resource Training with the Bishop
Albany Convocation
Christ Church, Cordele
Saturday, October 27
9:30 AM to noon
To register, go here:

Project Resource Training with the Bishop
Augusta Convocation
St. Augustine's of Augusta
November 3
9:30 AM to noon
To register, go here: 
197th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia

November 8-10
Albany, Georgia
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