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November 2018 The Disciple A Monthly Publication of St. Jude's Church “The purpose of St. Jude's Church is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by proclaiming through words, actions and love the Good News of God in Christ; to provide for spiritual growth and to minister, with love, to the needs of this congregation and to all people. 907 Wichman Street h Walterboro, S.C. 29488 The Rev. David Sutcliffe, Rector e-mail: [email protected] online: www.stjudeswalterboro.com (843) 549-1050 As we enjoy cool fall days, I am reminded of school days as a child, making scrapbooks of colored leaves in class, attending bon fires in high school, and going on hayrides with my church youth group. I can almost ‘smell” these things. Group learning with a variety of approaches and ideas is invaluable and makes for a memorable experience. We have a wonderful opportunity for group learning at our own St. Jude’s. There’s our Wednesday night Bible Study & Supper beginning at 5:30 each week. We commune and learn God’s word in the study of the Gospel of Luke for the next several months. Such activities build and bond us as a community of believers. Taught by Father David, he brings the Jewish tradition to light and it illuminates so much of the study. This past Wednesday I had an aha moment. Father David was speaking about Abraham and how God told him he must sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, on the altar. With gut wrenching sorrow, Abraham binds Isaac to the altar. A messenger from God appears and tells Abraham to unbind Isaac and tells him “now I know you fear God”. The parallel of our God sacrificing his only son, Jesus, on the cross, drew a strong parallel for me. Now, I am sure all of you have thought of that before , but not me! I got real excited about this thought and have been doing some outside reading on the subject. That’s what a good study can do for you! It can excite you the point that you want more! From Monday Night Bible Study for Women with gifted teacher, Debbie Jones, to our Wednesday Study with Father David and his teaching, the Bible is coming alive for me and I am excited about it and want all of you to be excited to! Father David is also teaching a Sunday School class based on the book, LITURGY OF THE ORDINARY helping us to see the extraordinary in the ordinary in our daily lives. St. Jude’s is alive. Come share in the excitement. In Him, Gary St. Jude’s has a simple half hour Communion Service with the Sacrament of Healing beginning at 5 PM and ending just before the supper and Bible study. This service will be held only on the Wednesdays that Bible Study is planned.

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  • November 2018

    The Disciple A Monthly Publication of St. Jude's Church

    “The purpose of St. Jude's Church is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by proclaiming through words, actions and love the GoodNews of God in Christ; to provide for spiritual growth and to minister, with love, to the needs of this congregation and to all people.”

    907 Wichman Street h Walterboro, S.C. 29488 The Rev. David Sutcliffe, Rectore-mail: [email protected] online: www.stjudeswalterboro.com (843) 549-1050

    As we enjoy cool fall days, I am reminded of school daysas a child, making scrapbooks of colored leaves in class,attending bon fires in high school, and going on hayrideswith my church youth group. I can almost ‘smell” thesethings. Group learning with a variety of approaches andideas is invaluable and makes for a memorableexperience.

    We have a wonderful opportunity for group learning atour own St. Jude’s. There’s our Wednesday night BibleStudy & Supper beginning at 5:30 each week. Wecommune and learn God’s word in the study of theGospel of Luke for the next several months. Suchactivities build and bond us as a community of believers. Taught by Father David, he brings the Jewish tradition tolight and it illuminates so much of the study. This pastWednesday I had an aha moment. Father David wasspeaking about Abraham and how God told him he mustsacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, on the altar. With gutwrenching sorrow, Abraham binds Isaac to the altar. Amessenger from God appears and tells Abraham to unbindIsaac and tells him “now I know you fear God”. Theparallel of our God sacrificing his only son, Jesus, on thecross, drew a strong parallel for me. Now, I am sure all ofyou have thought of that before , but not me! I got realexcited about this thought and have been doing someoutside reading on the subject. That’s what a good studycan do for you! It can excite you the point that you wantmore!

    From Monday Night Bible Study for Women with giftedteacher, Debbie Jones, to our Wednesday Study withFather David and his teaching, the Bible is coming alivefor me and I am excited about it and want all of you to beexcited to!

    Father David is also teaching a Sunday School classbased on the book, LITURGY OF THE ORDINARYhelping us to see the extraordinary in the ordinary in ourdaily lives.

    St. Jude’s is alive. Come share in the excitement.

    In Him,

    Gary

    St. Jude’s has a simple half hour Communion Servicewith the Sacrament of Healing beginning at 5 PM andending just before the supper and Bible study. Thisservice will be held only on the Wednesdays that BibleStudy is planned.

    mailto:[email protected]://www.stjudesepiscopal.com

  • MUSIC NOTES

    The Adult Choir's current focus is music for Advent andChristmas. New singers are encouraged to participate. Ifyou have questions before making choir a commitment,contact David Martin (843-599-0102; at church office –843-549-1050; or [email protected])

    Date Time Location

    Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 5:00-6:30PM Music Rm

    Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018Choir Clinic with ScottDavis

    5:00-6:30PM Music Rm

    Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 5:00-6:30PM Music Rm

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018Thanksgiving Service, 6PM

    5:40–5:50PM

    Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 5:00-6:30PM Music Rm

    Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 5:00-6:30PM Church

    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 5:00-6:30PM Church

    Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018Lessons and Carols at 5:PM

    4:15-4:45PM Church

    Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 9:45-10:10AM Church

    Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    9:45-10:10AM Church

    Monday, Dec. 24, 2018Service at 5PM

    4:30-4:4:45PM

    Church

    Monday, Dec. 24, 2018Service at 11PM

    10:00-10:20PM

    Church

    Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 No rehearsal N/A

    Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018Service at 10:30AM

    10:00-10:15AM

    Church

    Nativity Pageant – Christmas Eve,December 24, 2018 at 5:00PM

    Children of the parish as well aschildren all children of our communityare cordially invited to participate in a

    Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve.

    The age range for pageant is normally three and four yearolds through sixth grade. Adults are also welcome toparticipate! Speaking or non-speaking roles will beavailable and costumes are provided by the church. Basedon ages and conversations with families, a rehearsal planwill be published. Thanks!

    There is no “deadline” for participation. If possible,commitments on or before Tuesday, December 4th, 2018would be most helpful!

    Please submit names of children with ages and parents orguardians to church office by completing the registrationform or contacting the church office. You may alsocontac t David Mart in (843 - 599 - 0102 o [email protected]).

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    mailto:[email protected]).

  • CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT REGISTRATION (Clipand return to church office.)December 24 at 5pm

    Our rehearsal details will be announced in a follow-upletter.

    Parents:____________________________________Telephone # :

    1. Child's Name:_____________________________Speaking: Yes/No

    2. Child's Name:_____________________________ Speaking: Yes/No

    3. Child's Name :____________________________Speaking: Yes/No

    Hymn Story For The Beauty Of The Earth (Hymn 416)

    by C. Michael Hawn

    For the beauty of the earth, For theglory of the skies,For the love which from our birth,Over and around us lies;Lord of all, to thee we raise this ourhymn of grateful praise.

    Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917), a graduate of Queens’College, Cambridge (BA, 1857), and a teacher of classics atSomersetshire College, has provided us with one of the mostenduring hymns in Christian hymnals. Pierpoint was theauthor of several poetry collections, including The Chalice ofNature and Other Poems (1855), Songs of Love, the Chalice ofNature, and Lyra Jesu (2nd Edition, 1858). The words of thishymn appeared in Lyrica Eucharistica, The Hymnal Noted(second edition, 1864). As the title of the collection in whichthe hymn was published indicates, this hymn was originallywritten for the celebration of the Eucharist. The original poemwas published in eight, four-line stanzas under the title, “TheSacrifice of Praise.” British hymnologist J. R. Watsonsuggests, “It is said to have been inspired by the view ofPierpoint’s native city of Bath on a spring day.” The originalrefrain, “Christ, our God, to thee we raise/This our sacrifice ofpraise,” reflects the theology of the Lord’s Supper as a sharingin Christ’s sacrifice. “For the beauty of the earth” appeared in

    the final “Miscellaneous Hymns” section of Lyra Eucharistica,echoing the post-Communion prayer in the Book of CommonPrayer (1662): “. . . we thy humble servants desire thy fatherlygoodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise andthanksgiving. . . .” Alterations made to the hymn and approvedby the author made it useful for a broader range of liturgicaloccasions. The original eight stanzas have been pared down tosix. Each stanza paints a picture of gratitude for some aspectof God’s creation: the earth (stanzas 1 and 2), the senses(stanza 3), “human love” (stanza 4), the church – in theoriginal, “thy Bride” – (stanza 5), and the gift of God asmanifest in Christ (stanza 6).

    Omitted stanzas include themes characteristic ofhistorical and theological views of hymns written by Church ofEngland hymnwriters, the martyrs and prophets, and the VirginMary and the incarnation:For thy Martyrs’ crown of light, for the Prophets’ eagle eye,For thy bold Confessors’ might, for the lips of infancy:Christ our God, to thee we raise this our sacrifice of praise.For thy Virgins’ robes of snow, for thy Maiden-mother mild,For thyself, with hearts aglow, Jesu, Victim undefiled:Offer we at Thine own Shrine Thyself, sweet Sacrament Divine.

    The later refrain, “Lord of all, to thee we raise This ourhymn of grateful praise,” broadens the focus of the originalhymn from Christ’s sacrifice to one of gratitude for all creationand “Lord of all.” Alterations to the original “Christ, our God.. . “ have been many, some of which are poetically andtheologically weaker, for example, “Gracious God.” A longtradition exists that God died on the cross. The FifthEcumenical Council (553 C.E.) holds that “our Lord JesusChrist, who was crucified in the flesh, is true God, and theLord of glory [I Cor. 2:8], and one of the Holy Trinity.” ThusPierpoint follows a long tradition that equates Christ and God.As a eucharistic hymn in its original form, this theology iscontinued. The late Australian hymnologist Wesley Milgatelamented the changes to the refrain: “Practically every recenthymnal has a different version of the refrain, apparently fearfulof the treading on the corns of ‘liberal’ theologians and thosewho shilly-shally with an essential part of the Christiandoctrine.” Pierpoint himself, according to Professor Watson,“defended his original text, noting that Pliny, in his letter toTrajan, had described Christians as singing hymns to Christ asGod.” The concrete images of this text make it ideal forchildren of all ages. The theological scope of this hymn differsfrom many others on this theme. For example, earlier hymns byIsaac Watts – “I sing the almighty power of God” (found at#398, The Hymnal 1982) ) from 1715 – and Cecil FrancesAlexander – “All things bright and beautiful” (found at # 405,The Hymnal 1982) from 1848 – focus on the natural createdorder. Both of these hymns were written to expound on the firstartic le of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God the Father,Maker of heaven and earth,” for children. Pierpoint, writing forthe Eucharist, expands the discussion beyond the natural

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  • created order to humanity, the church, and, in the original, themartyrs, prophets, and the incarnation.

    The final stanza addresses Christ himself as a gift:For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given,for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy inheaven.

    In the final line, Pierpoint joins hymn writersthroughout the ages by echoing the cosmic connection betweenheaven and earth found in Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in thehighest, and peace on earth . . . .” (KJV)

    SUNDAY BREAKFASTat ST. JUDE’S

    Would like to thank everyone inadvance for taking time to help out with this ministry.Also remind them to pick up key for building sometimeduring the week before they need it. THANKS, DanaNovember 4th Charles & Cindy Lucas

    Matt & Holly Mardell11th Marilyn Peters

    Pattie LohrDiane & Dave Mathews

    18th Ben & Susan HarrisonMarianne Holmes

    25th Dana CheneyBen HarrisonPeter Martin

    1 Andrew Smith 14 Peter Martin2 Jay Schrimpf 17 Karen Hinen2 Jimmy Skardon 18 Susan Martin6 Sharon Ackerman 21 Amelia Priebe6 Dicky Mitchell 22 Nancy Feild9 Holly Mardell 25 Gabriel Klich12 Gale Doggette 28 Colleen Marion12 Gail Thomas

    P A R I S H F A M I L I E SMINISTERED TO...

    ...Lynn Haddock ...Jimmy Skardon

    ...Peter Hollis

    We try to have an ongoing Food/Flower/Card/Soup Ministry and we feel badwhen we do not know or find out late about a need in our church family. Please be certain to contact the church office and let us know of a need inour parish family whether it’s a meal or a visit from the Rector.

    Sunday, November 4th, is AllSaints Sunday. In honor of thesaints who have gone to be withthe Lord, parishioners can add thename of a loved one to beincluded in the prayers of theservice, please contact the churchoffice no later than November1st.

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  • BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

    (If your group is not listed please callthe church office 549-1050)

    Women’s Bible Study - The Monday night Women'sBible Study meets from 6-7:30PM. Please contact DebbieJones, 866-7735.

    Adult Christian Education - Wednesday Bible Study & Supper - Supper served at5:30PM with Bible Study to 6PM. We will be studyingthe Book of Luke.

    November 7 - Susan and Ben HarrisonNovember 14 - Gary & PattiNovember 21 - No studyNovember 28 - David & Susan

    Please see Gary Brightwell to sign up to prepare a sub,soup or the like for a Wednesday night.

    DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

    The DOK meets on the first Thursday of each month at6PM. The only requirement for membership is acommitment to prayer and serving our Lord!

    Please note date and time change for this month!

    Sunday, Nov 4th, 9AM, in Vestry room in Skardon Hall.

    If you are interested in learning more about DOK pleasejoin us, at or contact Ann Walters, (843)563-2271, orMarianne Holmes, (843) 844-8400.

    VESTRY NOTES September 10, 2018

    Treasurer’s Report: 9-1-18 – 9-30-18 1-1-18 – 9-30-18 Actual Budget Actual BudgetIncome Open Plate 2,263.06 1,416.67 15,965.96 12,750.00Pledge 12,669.00 14,744.50 120,432.76 132,700.50

    Other 0.00 333.33 651.00 3,000.00 Father David opened the meeting and the members recitedfrom 'In the Early Evening." Minutes for 13 August 2018meeting were approved.

    Treasurer Bob Smith presented the Financial Report. Itwas accepted for information.

    Fr. David Sutcliffe gave the Rectors Report. He remindedthe Vestry that the permanent rector search was now onhold but that he would periodically meet with the Wardensto determine when the time is right to resume the search. He further announced the next summer he and his wifewould be away in England for about six weeks.

    The Senior Wardens reviewed future events on the Churchcalendar.

    Patti Lohr, on behalf of the Outreach Committee reportedthat the Civitan Club had donated $300 to the FoodPantry. The Committee is also coordinating with theCouncil on Aging for an Expo for Senior Awareness to beconducted at St. Jude's.

    The meeting was closed with prayer.

    THE LUNCH BUNCHContact: Susan Martin

    or Marilyn Peters

    Who: St. Jude's Members & Friends

    What: Monthly outings for fellowship & enrichmentWhere: Fat Jack’s at 12 noon.

    When: Thursday, November 29RSVP: Church office 843-543-5010 [email protected]

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    mailto:[email protected]

  • THE BIG PICTURE - BACK TO THE BASICS

    2019 Stewardship Campaign

    We are "Returning to the Basics" of Christian giving asour focus for underwriting the work of St. Jude's Churchin the coming year. To date, we have received 33 pledgestotaling $144,274 - a good start but far from our needs. We are grateful for the 3 new pledges received for 2019and are greatly appreciate the 11 parish families whoelected to increase their pledge. In addition to followingthe Biblical principals of stewardship, providing a pledgeof our intentions is one of the easiest and most helpfulthings that we can do to support our church.

    YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR PARISHFAMILY!!!

    Regardless of what your offering may be, yourcommitment is appreciated and essential in providing forour mission and ministry in our parish and beyond for2019.

    In Christ, we who are many form one body, and eachmember belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5

    .... to this past month’s BreakfastVolunteers: Jack Jackson, Sue YinHinson, Peter Martin; Bob and KathieSmith, Madison Utsey; Margie Williams,Gilda Barnwell, Scott Harvin.

    ...To those who are helping to keep the food pantrystocked, bags made and brought to the closet....To the Marvin and Debbie Jones for supper providedduring the video series....To Dana Cheney and his crew for the Oktoberfest mealand fellowship....To Martie Hooker and her committee for hosting theBishop’s reception.

    4 All Saints Sunday4 Daylights Savings Time ends,

    set clocks back 1 hour at 2AM4 DOK meeting, 9AM, Skardon Hall (Note: date and

    time change for this month only)7 Communion Service with the Sacrament of

    Healing, 5 PM. This service will be held only onthe Wednesdays that Bible Study is planned.

    7 BIBLE STUDY & SUPPER(Supper 5:30PM,Bible Study 6PM) We will be studying the Bookof Luke. HOST: Susan and Ben Harrison

    8 The Altar Guild will meet to polish brass, 5pm11 Veteran’s Day12 Vestry Meeting, 5:30 PM.13 Lowcountry Empty Bowls will be at Trinity

    Hall (St. Anthony's Catholic Church)14 Communion Service with the Sacrament of

    Healing, 5 PM. This service will be held only onthe Wednesdays that Bible Study is planned.

    14 BIBLE STUDY & SUPPER(Supper 5:30PM, Bible Study 6PM) We will be studying the Bookof Luke. HOST: Gary & Patti

    20 Deadline for newsletter submissions21 Community Thanksgiving Service, 6PM22 Thanksgiving Day, OFFICE CLOSED25 Church Women's Praise & Glory Jar Offering 28 Communion Service with the Sacrament of

    Healing, 5 PM. This service will be held only onthe Wednesdays that Bible Study is planned.

    28 BIBLE STUDY & SUPPER(Supper 5:30PM,Bible Study 6PM) We will be studying theBook of Luke. HOST: David & Susan

    29 The Lunch Bunch, 12pm, Fat Jack’s

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  • VESTRY ELECTION AND ELECTION OFDELEGATES

    Vestry Nominees Announced

    The Vestry Nominating Committee of Kathie Smith, JuliaWaddell, Jack Jackson and Marvin Jones is pleased toannounce a slate of nominees for Vestry for the electionto be held on December 2. They are as follows:Charles Bridges

    Ben HarrisonMarianne HolmesMarty Hooker Charles LucasBob SmithMargie Williams

    This year there are seven vacancies to be filled, four forthe customary three year terms, plus two for two yearunexpired terms and one for a one year unexpired term. The Committee believes that it is nominating a stronggroup who will be well positioned to take St. Jude's intothe future.

    Additional nominees may be made in writing anddelivered to the Church office not later than 27 Novemberat 2:00PM. Nominations will not be made from the floor. If you should like to make a nomination, please insurethat your desired candidate has been consulted and iswilling to serve. A form nomination is provided for yourconvenience, although it is not required.

    NOMINATIONI nominate

    to serve on the St. Jude's Church Vestry for the 2019,2020, and 2021 term or for an open unexpired term. Ihave consulted this nominee and he/she is willing toserve.

    Person(s) making nomination:

    ____________________________________________

    ____________________________________________

    ____________________________________________

    Saturday, December 8 at 6pmCompassion Christian Church

    Savannah, GA

    We can carpool from St. Jude's, leaving at 3:30pm; wehave to be there at 5:30pm for our tour at 6pm.

    Experience Life the Night Christmas Began:Step back centuries in time and join others heeding theRoman decree that all must go to be taxed, each to hisown ancestral home. Cross the Sea of Galilee. Encounterwise men traveling across the desert, following the star.Encounter evil King Herod pacing and plotting in hisopulent palace. Enter the gates of ancient Bethlehem. Taste, smell, and hear all the city offers as it fills withtravelers and shopkeepers. Follow the shepherds to finda baby lying in a manger, and let the wonder of the seasoncome to life in that star-lit stable.

    (An awesome experience, does require walking. Pleasesign up in the Narthex or call the church office. Ticketsare $10.00 each, please contact Marilyn Peters or MartieHooker for more info. Make checks payable to St. Jude's)

    THE ALTAR GUILD

    The Altar Guild will meet to polishBRASS on the second Thursday ofevery month at 5PM until finished.Please plan to join us on Thursday,November 8.

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  • St. Jude's Church907 Wichman Street

    Walterboro, South Carolina 29488

    Return Service Requested

    St. Jude’s ChurchThe Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

    St. Jude's has worship servicesSunday at

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist9:30 a.m. Christian Education

    10:30 a.m. Holy EucharistWednesdays at

    5:30 p.m. Youth Group

    The Discipleis published monthly by

    St. Jude's Church907 Wichman Street

    Walterboro, SC 29488and can be found online at

    www.stjudeswalterboro.comOffice Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,

    9AM-2PM

    The Lord Jesus Christ,Head of the Church

    The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, BishopThe Rev. David K. Sutcliffe, RectorDavid Martin, Organist/Choirmaster

    Bob Smith, Parish TreasurerLisa Marsh, Parish Administrator

    Vestry MembersMarvin Jones, Co-Senior Warden ‘18

    Gary Brightwell, Co-Senior Warden, Evangelism ‘20Madison Utsey, Junior Warden, Fellowship ‘19

    Jack Jackson, Bldg. & Grounds ‘18Kathie Smith, Fellowship ‘18

    Julia Waddell, Youth ‘18 Susan Martin, Christian Ed ‘19

    Marilyn Peters, DCW ‘19Patti Lohr, Outreach ‘20

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Church Food PantriesTuesday, November 13

    Lunch 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Supper 5:30-7 p.m.Trinity Hall, St. Anthony's Catholic Church

    $10 Ticket buys handcrafted pottery bowl, soups, breads,desserts. Available at St. Jude's office or at the door.

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