Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
ERD 2013 Tornado Response
Episcopal Relief & Development has been in contact with local partners in the Episcopal dioceses of Fort Worth and Oklahoma following tornadoes on May 16 and May 20 that caused severe damage and loss of life. Along with our Presiding Bishop and Bishop vonRosenberg, ERD encourages prayers for those affected, and for first responders who are providing immediate assistance.
Learn more about Episcopal Relief and Development and the 2013 Tornado Response on our Outreach Page.
Diocesan Acolyte Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A big group of acolytes, leaders and parents from all over the diocese celebrated the Day of Pentecost with a festival at Grace Church in Charleston, followed by a Choral Eucharist with Bishop vonRosenberg. See a photo gallery on Facebook here.
Ecumenical/Interfaith Officer named
Bishop vonRosenberg has appointed the Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, as Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Canon Wright follows the Reverend Dow Sanderson, Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, in the important work of building and sustaining relationships with other faith communities. Read more here.
About 150 people gathered in Charleston April 22-24 for a conference of the Episcopal chaplains who serve retired clergy, their spouses and survivors. This event, held once every three years, drew Episcopalians from across the nation to renew and refresh their ministry to others with events and workshops offered through the Church Pension Group. Bishop vonRosenberg spoke to the group over dinner April 23 and gave thanks for the expressions of support and unity the group has offered. See a Facebook photo gallery from the event here.
Our new Chaplain to the Retired Clergy
The Reverend Alastair Votaw has been appointed by Bishop vonRosenberg as Chaplain to the Retired Clergy in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Al and his wife Rhoda Votaw will be partners in the chaplaincy, working to provide inclusion, enrichment and pastoral support for retired clergy, their spouses and partners, and survivors. The Votaws attended the National Conference for Chaplains to Retired Clergy in Charleston. Read more about them here.
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