Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Joy in the Journey


2017 Joy in the Journey Retreat
"The Joy of Living: Action is the Key Word" is a three-day retreat presented by the Bishop's Commission on Addiction and Recovery. Retreat leader is John McAndrew, M.A., M.Div.
The joy of living is the theme of AA’s 12th Step, and action is its key word. We’ll consider how we practice these principles in all our affairs in the company of other men and women who have embraced this way of life. How do the 12 Steps work? How can I better practice my program in my relationships? How do I enlarge my spiritual life? This weekend is designed for people who are seeking deeper engagement with their spiritual lives, partners, spouses and friends: men, women, couples, singles--all seekers and 12 and 12 Fellowships welcome!
Plan to arrive at Camp Hardtner between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for check-in and room assignments. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. No dinner will be served on Friday, but heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available.
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 15

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

St. Thomas' Annual BBQ


Mark your calendars and let's join our friends at St. Thomas' for food, fun, and fellowship!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Help ERD Help!

Episcopal Relief and Development's Harvey Fund - Click here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

From Bishop Jake...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dear Friends,

Our hearts have been rent by the images and stories of Hurricane Harvey's destruction in Texas. Many in our Diocese fear for family and friends in the storm's path. Responses from our congregations have been swift and generous, whether through Episcopal Relief and Development or other services.

Now Harvey has turned toward Louisiana. Schools and offices have been closed in several of our parishes. Floodwaters are encroaching on some homes and businesses in the south and west. We wait together not only to see what this storm brings but also to discern how to be most helpful to those in need.

Our Disaster Relief Coordinator Deacon Lois Maberry has been hard at work for days preparing and coordinating responses and providing resources. I have been communicating with clergy in charge of our congregations to stay informed about all of you. You are in my prayers for safety. Together we will get through this and bring aid to those in need.

We have received notes and phone calls of support from around the Church. The Presiding Bishop, my fellow bishops, and fellow Episcopalians around the country are praying for us and offering their support. I'm sure you share my gratitude.

May our holy and gracious God guide, guard, and comfort us through this storm. And may our common hope sustain us in the weeks ahead as we begin the work of recovery.

Blessings....

+Jake

Thursday, August 24, 2017

O.L. Harper

A Celebration of the Life and The Burial of the Dead: Rite One for O.L. Harper will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 206 S. Locust Street, Bastrop, Louisiana, on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev'd Christie Fleming, Clergy in Charge, and The Rev'd T. Whitfield Stodghill, III, Guest Clergy. will officiate.

Committal will follow the liturgy at Christ Church Cemetery. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bouncing Bette!

The Archdeacon Bette Jo Kauffman bounces around from church to church - that is her job!


That is because the Archdeacon works first and foremost for the Bishop and serves the whole church. We learned yesterday from the Bishop (both St. Thomas' and St. Alban's), that the Archdeacon will soon be bouncing on to her next assignment. 

That is her story to tell, but the Episcopal church is small and we all talk - so you may hear it somewhere else first. 

Thanks for all you've given us Bette Jo and prayers for your continued ministry to the Church!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Picnic!

From your friends at St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Mark your calendars and join us!
De tus amigos en la Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas. ¡Marque sus calendarios y Ășnase a nosotros!