Events, Father Mark, News

Peace, Healing and Resurrection

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose Life we receive our own.  Through our own walk with him during Holy Week we experience the living hope of more fully realizing the experience of his Resurrection in all its presence, effects and power.

Through our Facebook page, website and You Tube at Episcopal Luling, we will collectively gather to walk the steps of Jesus during these last days.

We will remember those holy steps in our traditions of:

Maundy Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.  Proper Liturgy of Maundy Thursday and Evening Prayer

Good Friday @ Noon, Stations of the Cross

Good Friday @ 6:00 p.m.  Proper Liturgy for Good Friday

Easter Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.:  Easter Sunday Celebration

Also on Easter we will have children’s videos for Godly Play, for digging up the Alleluia and the Holy Week-Easter Story through symbols hidden in Easter Eggs.

One of the effects of Jesus’ death on Good Friday and the Resurrection is in the Holy Spirit’s power to penetrate and destroy the isolated state of the individual—not only because of sin, but the isolation created by distance.  Jesus is not bound by time or space.

Let us walk together with him, dying with him so we may be raised with him.

Peace, healing and resurrection,

Fr. Mark

COVID-19 Update
Events, News, Wednesday Supper

Changes – online services eff. Mar 21, 2020

Members of Annunciation,

Bishop Reed in conjunction with the latest medical and government information has given us guidance that we should not have any group activity worship and otherwise until April 1 at the earliest.  This date is subject to extension depending on the outcome of how the virus is being contained.  I am behind Bishop Reed’s advisement and believe his guidance is based in wisdom and sound medical information.

Your vestry will meet by internet Sunday to discuss ways of moving forward as creatively as possible.  God has given us his Spirit, a Spirit of Wisdom, the saints would say and can imagine an infinite number of ways how his Will can be created in the midst of this challenge.

In the meantime, Morning Prayer will be held live on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at 10:30 on Sundays.  I am learning how to imagine that I am conversing with you through a tablet screen so please be patient with me.  Our technical committee is working to find ways to increase our communication and you will be informed as things progress.  We will also read the Office of Compline at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  I am looking at on online format for Bible Study that I have used before on another diocesan ministry committee.  I’m sure we can work the bugs out quickly and find ways to nurture ourselves in the Presence of the Lord and one another.

We will be in touch with you again soon.  Please contact me via my cell phone at 423-509-2674 with questions, concerns, needs or reports of anyone who might need of pastoral care.

Peace be with you,
FR. Mark

Events, News

Shrove Tuesday March 5, 2019 & Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper, 5:30-6:30.

“Shriving the cupboards” has been an ancient custom of emptying the home of fat and sugar from the diet in order to fast during Lent. The evening before there would be a feast of eating the fat and sugar, called Shrove Tuesday.

We need a few volunteers to help with the supper. Please contact Stuart Carter.