Small worship groups form in wake of storm

Mar 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Post and Courier

One clear evening in mid-January, a group of Edisto Island Episcopalians gathered at the home of Gretchen Smith. They filled the living room. They spilled into the adjacent kitchen and front hallway.

They talked about outreach and volunteerism. They discussed options for securing a long-term worship space. They updated one another on the status of donated items ...
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"... Trinity Episcopal Church of Edisto, had split in two after the Diocese of South Carolina announced in November it would chart a course distinct from the wider Episcopal Church.

"The final break between diocese leadership and the church came after decades of discontent, especially among clergy who fretted that their church was compromising essential Christian tenets such as sin and salvation as it veered on a path of political and social accommodation.

"Trinity is one of several parishes to see portions of its congregation leave to form worship groups of continuing Episcopalians. They call themselves by different names: the Edisto Worship Group, Episcopalians of the Florence Deanery, St. Anne's worshipping community in Conway, St. Mark's Chapel in Port Royal, East Cooper Episcopalians, The Continuing Episcopal Church, Summerville.

"The Edisto Group has taken up temporary residence at a barbecue joint on S.C. Highway 174. The Summerville group borrows a black Methodist church. The Mount Pleasant group worships in the chapel of Hibben United Methodist Church."

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Hopefully the church will become stronger when the chaff is blown away!

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Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
Hopefully the church will become stronger when the chaff is blown away!
GLBTs hope to become stronger after they blow the church away.

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Joe DeCaro wrote:
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GLBTs hope to become stronger after they blow the church away.
Heading to the Sulzbacher Homeless Center to prepare the evening meal for the 600 homeless folks there. What are you going to do for the glory of God besides sit on your ARSE and complain?
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Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Heading to the Sulzbacher Homeless Center to prepare the evening meal for the 600 homeless folks there. What are you going to do for the glory of God besides sit on your ARSE and complain?
So let me be the first to nominate Selecia to sit at the right hand of the Father because as she never ceases to report, she quietly and without any intention of drawing attention to herself, goes about the work of being salt and light in far greater measure than anyone else. Where would the Kingdom be if not for her?

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George wrote:
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So let me be the first to nominate Selecia to sit at the right hand of the Father because as she never ceases to report, she quietly and without any intention of drawing attention to herself, goes about the work of being salt and light in far greater measure than anyone else. Where would the Kingdom be if not for her?
George...come to the Catherine Street side of the building and through the kitchen door entrance. I'll be there at 2 p.m. I am sure that I will see you there. You only need to stay for a couple of hours. If you can't help prepare, then show up after 5 p.m and serving begins at 6 p.m.
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Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>George...come to the Catherine Street side of the building and through the kitchen door entrance. I'll be there at 2 p.m. I am sure that I will see you there. You only need to stay for a couple of hours. If you can't help prepare, then show up after 5 p.m and serving begins at 6 p.m.
Will I recognize you by the halo you are wearing?

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Will I recognize you by the halo you are wearing?
Only if your spiritual sight is developed.

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Will I recognize you by the halo you are wearing?
Why don't you accept her invitation, George?

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No. You will recognize me by the apron and hair net.
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Why don't you accept her invitation, George?
1. I am at work and don't have afternoons off.
2. There are other places/venues where I choose to volunteer my time and expend my efforts.
3. I generally avoid endeavors sponsored by United Way because of its support for Planned Parenthood.
4. I don't publicize charitable work that I do as I find it inconsistent with doing ministry.

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1. I am at work and don't have afternoons off.
2. There are other places/venues where I choose to volunteer my time and expend my efforts.
3. I generally avoid endeavors sponsored by United Way because of its support for Planned Parenthood.
4. I don't publicize charitable work that I do as I find it inconsistent with doing ministry.
All but the last one, George.
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Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Heading to the Sulzbacher Homeless Center to prepare the evening meal for the 600 homeless folks there. What are you going to do for the glory of God besides sit on your ARSE and complain?
Boy ol' spamin' sel has been a busy bragger today.
I noticed you were judged as spam as well.
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Will you never learn?
Matthew
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward...."
Can we say HIPO CRITE
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George wrote:
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So let me be the first to nominate Selecia to sit at the right hand of the Father because as she never ceases to report, she quietly and without any intention of drawing attention to herself, goes about the work of being salt and light in far greater measure than anyone else. Where would the Kingdom be if not for her?
George please. At the right hand of the Father? I doubt bragging all day will get her there.
Here is what the Bible has to say about her not so quietly drawing attention to her deeds.

Will you never learn?
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"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward...."

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George wrote:
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1. I am at work and don't have afternoons off.
2. There are other places/venues where I choose to volunteer my time and expend my efforts.
3. I generally avoid endeavors sponsored by United Way because of its support for Planned Parenthood.
4. I don't publicize charitable work that I do as I find it inconsistent with doing ministry.
But you don't work after 5 and I asked you to help serve the HOMELESS dinner. That is at 6 p.m.

What better way to serve your fellow man that to help feed a homeless man, woman or child.

The UNITED WAY has absolutely nothing to do with St. John's Cathedral nor Sulzbacher.

We are not a secret society and you MUST not hide behind that cloak...

I knew that you would not show up....but as a Christian, it is ONLY my duty to ask.

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Heading to the Sulzbacher Homeless Center to prepare the evening meal for the 600 homeless folks there. What are you going to do for the glory of God ...
If I were going to a homeless shelter for the glory of God, I would have kept the matter between me and Him (Matthew 6:1-4).
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If I were going to a homeless shelter for the glory of God, I would have kept the matter between me and Him (Matthew 6:1-4).
Like I posted:
Matthew
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward...."

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Too much Jesus in here. This arguing makes your sky god and nailed-to-a-stick god look lame.

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If I were going to a homeless shelter for the glory of God, I would have kept the matter between me and Him (Matthew 6:1-4).
I went to the homeless shelter to feed people. That whole pharisee thing has really clouded your ability to see clearly. My church, St. John's Cathedral does this EVERY first Monday of the month. It is a volunteer effort to feed the nearly 600 men, women and children. Someone has to do it.

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Brooke Mason wrote:
Too much Jesus in here ...
Too little Jesus in you.
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
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I went to the homeless shelter to feed people. That whole pharisee thing has really clouded your ability to see clearly ...
I can see you're now feeding you own ego.

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