Maryland's oldest Episcopal parish to end services
St. George's Spesutia Parish in Perryman, the oldest Episcopal parish in Maryland, will suspend holding worship services effective at the end of the year, the Bishop of Maryland has informed parishioners ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Nov 9, 2012
from The Baltimore Sun:
"... the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, explained the decision to members of the parish, which has been in continuous operation since 1671.
"Sutton's letter ... cited a lack of attendance at Sunday worship services, a lack of income from the collection plate and pledges 'to sustain a parish financially with your buildings and grounds, let alone to sustain a thriving ministry' and the likelihood that the parish's investments would be depleted within four years if the financial situation continued."
The day after Obama's relection, stocks plummeted, so that financial situation will continue.
#2 Nov 9, 2012
More success to TEC's "growth by decline" initiative.
Why close the church now? Because it has finances for only four more years! Four more years? You kidding? Most churches you be happy to have one month's finances on hand! But not TEC. They have known funds to operate the church for four years and the bishop closes them now. There can be only one motive -- to get his greedy, grimy hands on the building, grounds, and four year's worth of money. TEC has no conscience against screwing the people who gave the money (current members or former members, not living or passed away)to maintain the church. A hostile take over of their own churches is TEC's preferred modus operandi.
Like liberal Obama, the TEC thinks it deserves the money more than the small church and that his uses for the money are more valid that the intended use of the givers -- the maintenance of the ministry of this congregation -- regardless the size. No wonder people leave this "den of thieves" (as Jesus would call it) and search out a "house of prayer."
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