November 7, 2018
Volume 9, Number 9
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This Sunday's Lections
25th Sunday after

Ruth 3:1-5; 4: 13-17
Psalm 127
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44
I Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

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  Convention Starts Tomorrow!

Some last minute reminders:

Still haven't registered? Go  here

Several more people have been nominated for diocesan roles. Go here to review all nominees.

The Rev. Leeann Culbreath, Deacon, asks that those who registered for Down to the Woods to Pray, to email her here.    

Those who registered after today will have a name tag printed at the Convention.

Bring a mug!
The Creation Care Commission asks that attendees bring a mug for coffee or tea.

The Commission also asks that attendees pay attention to the signs related to disposal of waste.

Episcopal Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of Georgia will hold an AA meeting on Friday morning from 8-9 am in the Study Room at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Sign up Now for New Beginnings
New Beginnings #53 will be held November 16-18 at Honey Creek. Registration ends this weekend! Youths in grades seven to nine are encouraged to sign up now!

Go here to register.
All Saints Tybee Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
On Thursday, Nov 1st, All Saints celebrated its 60th Diamond Jubilee. The Bishop was  the presider.  Shown after the service, from left, front row: the Rev. June Johnson, Kathleen Reif, Judy Milton, Amanda McCoy and Deacon Susan Gahagen
Back row, from left: Michael Simon, Susie Hall, Chuck Powell, George Monro, Bishop Benhase and Michael McCoy

Bishop's Visitation
Seventeen people were confirmed, four received and four reaffirmed when Bishop Benhase made his annual visitation to Saint Paul's last Sunday. The Rev. George Muir and the Rev. John Jenkins are pictured along with the Bishop and the Rev. Sandy Turner, Deacon.
Around the Diocese
Bishop Benhase preached at the service for the memorial dedicated last week for victims of lynching in the state of Georgia. The event was held at the Absalom Jones Center in Augusta.

The Rev. Billy Allford (fourth from right) and the Rev. Lisa Barrowclough, (fifth from right) spoke at the Unity Shabbat Celebration at Augusta's Congregation Children of Israel Synagogue on Friday, November 2, 2018. More than 400 people from Augusta houses of worship attended the service. To read an article and see more photos from the Augusta Chronicle , go here. 

Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist (aka the Rev. Hallock Martin of St. Matthew's Fitzgerald) asked the question, "Who am I?" to Trick or Treaters at the church door, then shared briefly about who the patron of the little stone church was. Candy was given to the children, St. Matthew's pens and note pads to the adults. 

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. 

November 4-10
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation on Tybee Island, All Saints. We also pray for our ecumenical partners on the Island, especially St. Michael's Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for the congregations in Santo Domingo, especially St. Andrew (San Andrés).

November 11-17
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregations in Valdosta, Christ Church, Christ the King, and St. Barnabas. We also pray for our ecumenical partners in Valdosta, especially St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for the congregations in Santo Domingo, especially St. Philip the Apostle (San Felipe Apóstol).

Diocesan Office Update and News
Diocesan Staff will be in Albany November 7-10 for the 197th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia, 

Bishop Scott Anson Benhase will make his annual visitation to Holy Trinity, Blakely at 10 AM Sunday, November 11. The bishop's  full schedule is available 

There will be no noon, Thursday service at Diocesan House.
197th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia
November 8-10
Albany, Georgia

Diocesan Convention and Lock-in for Youth
November 9-10
Lock-in at St. John's and St. Mark's, Albany
For full convention: http: //
For lock-in only:

New Beginnings #53
November 16-18
Honey Creek
Register at 

Disc Golf Tournament at Honey Creek
Saturday, December 1, 2018
7:30 to
To register, go here.

Diocesan Council 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Annunciation, Vidalia

Happening #101
January 31 (for staff) through Sunday, February 3
Staff register here, candidates here
Honey Creek Retreat Center

February 15-17
Honey Creek Retreat Center
Registration Opens at Convention

Happening #102
Thursday, April 11 (for staff) through Sunday, April 14, 2019
Honey Creek Retreat Center

Diocesan Council

May 17-18

Happening #103
Thursday, August 22 (for staff) through Sunday, August 25
Honey Creek Retreat Center

Diocesan Council
September 13-14
The Newest Episcopalian
All Saints' Sunday at St. Alban's Augusta: the Rev. Billy Alford baptized Oaklynn Hazel Otting.

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