"The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." John 17:22-23. Image: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Last Sermon of Our Lord (Dernier Sermon de Notre-Seigneur), 1886-1894.
We're nearing the completion of our program, Forward in Faith ... and Hope! For the next three Sundays, our Inquirers / Confirmation class will focus on the Sacraments of Christian Initiation, the Daily Offices and the Church at Worship. This group meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in Emmaus Hall. All are welcome!
Next Sunday, June 9, is the Day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the beginning of the Christian church. We all will renew our Baptismal vows, and we invite candidates for the sacrament of Holy Baptism to call or email the church office as soon as possible: 223-5426 or cor@episcopalgreenwood.
Confirmation will take place on June 30 with Bishop Waldo’s visit. We will combine our worship services that morning at 10:30 AM. Bishop Waldo also will hold an adult forum at 9:30 AM in Emmaus Hall.
During coffee hour this Sunday, be sure you visit the table displaying information about our summer programs. Even if your children are too old for summer camps, take a few flyers to share with your friends and neighbors. Our programs are intended for the whole Greenwood community:
> Melissa Sizemore Week of Faith and Arts, June 24 – 28: This is a musical and visual arts camp, fitting those creative expressions into our lives as disciples. It is a free morning camp hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church.
> Camp Kanuga Day Camp, July 15 – 19: Resurrection hosts Kanuga counselors for a week-long program of traditional camp activities, games, recreation and crafts. Several of the youngsters in our congregation will tell you, it is a blast! The cost is presented in a range of levels, $225 to $0, at the camper’s choice. Register here for a week of fun and formation.
> Peaceable Kingdom VBS, July 29 – August 2: Resurrection is joining with Immanuel Lutheran to offer this anti-bullying bible school program based upon many of Dr. Seuss’ storybook treasures, as well as the familiar lines of Isaiah 11:1-9. Through reading, singing, crafts and games, we hope to impart many practical tools to help children with compassion, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Volunteers are needed!
It is not too early to seek sponsors for our Thanksgiving Day Race to be Thankful. We could use an enthusiastic, charismatic and possibly well-connected person to help obtain sponsors from area businesses and companies. If this sounds like you and you are willing to help, please contact Kim Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 344-8009. Compensation includes a free t shirt and a great amount of appreciation.
Pastoral Care in Transition: Fr. Bolle will be available for our pastoral needs throughout his time as our interim rector. You may reach him by phone at 864-554-3240 or email at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 30 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)
Saturday, June 1 9 AM Altar Guild Preparations
This Sunday, June 2
8:30 AM Holy Eucharist I 9:30 AM Forward in Faith ... and Hope!,
Adult Choir Rehearsal 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist II
Monday, June 3 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)
Tuesday, June 4
9:00 AM Staff Meeting
Wednesday, June 5 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Thursday, June 6 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)