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May 7, 2015, 2015

Archbishop Tito Zavala Visiting Diocese, May 20

Archbishop Tito ZavalaThe Most Rev. Hector “Tito” Zavala, Bishop of Chile and Primate of the Anglican Church of South America, comprising the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, who is our liaison to the Global South Primates Steering Committee, will be visiting South Carolina later this month. As one of 40 primates of the 80 million member worldwide Anglican Communion, Bishop Zavala will be in South Carolina specifically to encourage and support fellow Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, and the clergy and lay people of the Diocese of South Carolina.

Join us for one of two opportunities for coffee and conversation with Archbishop  Zavala.  There will be time for questions and answers, refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come and hear about Christianity in another part of the World!
Wednesday, May 20th 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
St. Matthias, Summerton
Wednesday, May 20th 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wellbrock Hall
The Cathedral, Charleston
The events are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register in order for us to prepare for adequate seating.
Leaders from Diocese and ACNA Meet;
Speak Candidly about Topics that Affect Common Life

St. Christopher walkwayLeaders from the Diocese of South Carolina and the Anglican Church in North America, led by Bishop Mark Lawrence and Archbishop Foley Beach, came together at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, on April 28-29, for prayer, fellowship, and conversation.

The Diocese of South Carolina was represented by Bishop Mark Lawrence, Mr. Wade Logan, Mr. Alan Runyan, The Rev. Craige Borrett, The Rev. Kendall Harmon, The Rev. Jeffrey Miller, Mrs. Boo Pennewill, and The Rev. Jim Lewis.  

The Anglican Church in North America was represented by Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Ray Sutton, Bishop John Guernsey, Bishop Bill Atwood, Bishop Terrell Glenn, The Rev. Phil Ashey, The Rev. Jack Lumanog, Mr. Scott Ward, and Mr. Tad Brenner.

Read more.

Dallas Wilson Receives National FBI Leadership Award

FBI Director James Comey presents Wilson with AwardOn May 1, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) honored the Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr., a priest in the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Vicar of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, for his work creating and implementing ministries and programs to prevent at-risk youths from engaging in violent activities, spiraling into crime, drug and alcohol use, and incarceration. The Bureau has been presenting its Director’s Community Leadership Awards (DCLA) for more than two decades to ordinary citizens and organizations striving to build stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities. Read more.


Legal Update

Motion for Rehearing Denied; Ruling Not Based on Merits of Case
On April 29, the Federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond denied our motion for a rehearing of their decision to return to the District court the case of vonRosenberg vs. Lawrence, which asserted that this was a case of Federal trademark violations. The case will now go back to the Charleston court for further action.  Several things remain true about this action.  While the Fourth Circuit said that Judge Houck used the incorrect procedural standard to grant our Motion for Dismissal, it expressed no opinion on the merits of Bishop vonRosenberg’s claims.  It was certainly not a ruling in their favor on the merits.  Read more.

Bishop Lawrence ordains the Rev. Brian McGreevyMark Your Calendar
Upcoming Ordinations and Institutions

•    May 24 at 5 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Donald Hayes becomes Vicar of Christ Church, Florence
•    May 26 at 6 p.m. Jason Hamshaw will be ordained to Transitional Diaconate at Prince George Winyah, Georgetown
•    June 4 at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Chris Warner becomes Rector of Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island
•    June 7 at 6 p.m. The Rev. Luke Rasmussen will be ordained to Priesthood, St. Michael’s, Charleston
•    June 10 at 5 p.m. Steve Chisolm will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate, St. Luke’s Hilton Head
•    June 13 at 4 p.m. John Sosnowski will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate, St. Michael’s, Charleston

Old St. Andrew Burns the Mortgage
Pentecost Sunday, May 24

Old St. Andrew'sOld St. Andrew’s, Charleston, has something to celebrate - a recently paid off mortgage! Back in 2005 the church completed $1.3 million in renovations and moved back into their property, after having spent a year worshiping in their parish hall. On Easter Day, 2015 they finished paying their remaining debt of $739,000.

On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. they will burn the mortgage. They will then hold their 10:30 a.m. service. Afterward the church family and guests will gather for a noon parish picnic.  The Rev. Marshall Huey, Rector, says, “All are invited, especially those who contributed to the renovations or the retirement of our debt!  Thanks be to God!”


Christian Listening Transforms Lives
Listening for Life Offered in Diocese, May 14-16
Watch the video

Clip from Christian Listeners videoJoanna Zeiner, Director of Training for Christian Listeners, USA, from West Texas, will be training members of our Diocese in Listening for Life, May 14-16 at the Church of the Good Shepherd. “Listening for Life,” teaches how to listen to oneself, to God, and to those around us at home, in the workplace, the church and community. The introduction will be held Thursday, May 14 from 6–9 p.m. The training Joanna Zeinerwill run Friday May 15 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The cost is $100. For more information and to register contact Catherine (Kits) Jones at (843) 763-8893. “The most important thing I want people to take to heart about Christian Listening is that it transforms lives,” says the Rev. Dr. Russ Parker, Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation

Watch a video describing the course.

The Rev. Dr. Russ ParkerThe Healing Power of Blessing
The Rev. Dr. Russ Parker Speaking at St. Michael's 51st Day of Healing Prayer, May 16

The Rev. Dr. Russ ParkerThe Rev. Dr. Russ Parker will be focusing on the Healing Power of Blessing during St. Michael’s 51st Day of Healing Prayer, Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A Day of Healing Prayer is a time set aside for the Lord where participants can bask in His presence and receive prayer from trained, experienced Prayer Ministers from St. Michael’s Church. Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013. Russ’s contribution as Director was to teach, write, develop training materials and lead a dedicated staff of over 20 people. Russ is now the Director of Healing Wounded Churches which exists to help churches resolve and heal their legacies of unhealed stories and their issues and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. Learn more and register.

Addiction Awareness LogoClergy and Lay Leaders Conference on Addiction Awareness
Thursday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Matthias Church, Summerton

Bishop Lawrence requests that all clergy attend the Clergy Conference on Addiction Awareness which will be held Thursday, June 11, from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at St. Matthias in Summerton. Mr. Mike Znachko of St. Luke's, Hilton Head, who is the Chair of our Diocese's Addiction and AIDS Recovery Commission, will conduct the conference. Clergy are invited to bring with them one or two lay leaders from their congregation who are interested in learning about addiction and helping launch addiction awareness ministries in their congregation and community. Learn more.


Overwhelmed with Jesus
A One-Day Event for Women with Joanne Ellison, May 9

In our busy world and in our busy lives we can easily become overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, fear and life in general. What would our lives look like if we were overwhelmed with the loving kindness of Jesus? All women are invited to join with the women of the Diocese for a gathering at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Check in will begin at 9:15 and the program will begin at 10 a.m. with worship music led by Julianna Fletcher, followed by a teaching from Joanne Ellison. Time will be allowed for prayer and lunch will follow. The Rev. Shay Gaillard will finish the day with Holy Eucharist.  Learn more and Register.

Cursillo logoCursillo Picnic, May 23

Looking for an excuse to spend a pleasant day at St. Christopher? Enjoy sharing good food and fellowship with friends? How about a pleasant walk on the beach?  We’ve got just the thing for you.  The Cursillo community will be holding its annual Cursillo Picnic at the picnic pavilion at St. Christopher on May 23, 2015 from 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.   Food fare will include BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, chips and drinks.  Cost of lunch is $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, and under 2 free.  Bring the family; bring friends interested in finding out more about Cursillo!  To confirm, contact Mary at Bchmimi@aol.comon or call (843) 626-2128 and leave a message  before May 19, 2015.  Ultreya!

Additional Upcoming Events

Holy Trinity's Community Yard Sale, May 9
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Old St. Andrew's Feast of the Ascension, 1662-Style, May 14
Learn more.

Fire Night at Historic Epiphany, May 15
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St. Michael's Day of Healing Prayer, May 16
Learn more.

GrandCamp, June 15-19
This camp is filled.

St. Christopher Sunday is Coming, June 28
Learn more.

Send Forth Your Spirit Healing Conference to be Held in Charleston in July, 2015
Learn More.

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