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August 2016 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. Bob Horowitz, Rector e-mail: [email protected] online: www.stjudeswalterboro.com (843) 549-1050 Ed Rollins has spent a lifetime in politics including stints as campaign director for presidential candidates. When he was asked to give his insight into the current political landscape he said "I am handicapped by fifty years of experience, which is totally irrelevant in this presidential election." What was once an aid to understanding the present – past experience – no longer seems to be of any benefit. No matter your political persuasion it cannot be denied that there are seismic shifts and changes going on in our country and there is no way to know what it will look like if and when the dust settles. As the media people on TV like to say "We will keep our eye on this story as it continues to develop." It is never easy or comfortable to live through periods of great change – either in our personal lives or as a country. How do we as faithful followers of Jesus Christ face these changes? First, we're reminded that the church does not exist in a vacuum. It never has. In every age, ever since God's call to Abraham to be the father of many offspring through faith, God's revelation in the Scriptures is grounded in historical reality. Over a period of time spanning thousands of years - in the Old Testament and in the New Testament –ordinary people of faith have lived in real families, surrounded by real cultures. They lived in cultures that were friendly, indifferent or hostile to the faith they professed and lived. People called to be loyal to the covenants vows they made with Yahweh and Jesus lived under different kingdoms and empires and faced ethical, moral, religious and spiritual choices in their daily lives. Some labored in obscurity while they kept the faith. Their stories were not recorded for us to know but their faith was always known to God. Others found themselves in the limelight through God's will and human circumstance. God used their lives to reveal what faithfulness and covenant keeping looks like during challenging times to inspire the rest of us to do the same in our day. Always with a greater purpose at work – to glorify God so that His Name may be known in all the earth and others may be reconciled to God through his Son. Leslie N ewbigin was a British theologian and spent most of his life as a missionary in India. He was one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th century regarding Christian mission and engaging culture. He wrote: [A transformed society] is not our goal, great as that is…our goal is the holy city, the New Jerusalem, a perfect fellowship in which God reigns in every heart, and his children rejoice together in his love and joy…And though we know that we must grow old and die- that our labors, even if they succeed for a time, will in the end be buried in the dust of time – yet we are not dismayed…We know that these things must be. But we know that as surely as Christ was raised from the dead, so surely shall there be a new heaven and new earth wherein dwells righteousness. And having this knowledge, we ought as Christians to be the strength of every good movement of political and social effort, because we have no need either of blind optimism or of despair. (Signs Amid the Rubble: The Purpose of God in Human History). Christ's work on the Cross shatters the folly of blind optimism that ignores the brokenness, injustices, and evil in the world caused by human sin. Christ's Resurrection shatters the descent of despair that looks all around and says all is hopeless and I'm not my brother's keeper. Our hope in Jesus Christ is certain because he has told us plainly "I have overcome the world". Faithfully, Bob+
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  • August 2016

    The DiscipleA 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. Bob Horowitz, Rectore-mail: [email protected] online: www.stjudeswalterboro.com (843) 549-1050

    Ed Rollins has spent a lifetime in politics including stintsas campaign director for presidential candidates. Whenhe was asked to give his insight into the current politicallandscape he said "I am handicapped by fifty years ofexperience, which is totally irrelevant in this presidentialelection." What was once an aid to understanding thepresent – past experience – no longer seems to be of anybenefit. No matter your political persuasion it cannot bedenied that there are seismic shifts and changes going onin our country and there is no way to know what it willlook like if and when the dust settles. As the mediapeople on TV like to say "We will keep our eye on thisstory as it continues to develop." It is never easy orcomfortable to live through periods of great change –either in our personal lives or as a country. How do weas faithful followers of Jesus Christ face these changes?

    First, we're reminded that the church does not exist in avacuum. It never has. In every age, ever since God's callto Abraham to be the father of many offspring throughfaith, God's revelation in the Scriptures is grounded inhistorical reality. Over a period of time spanningthousands of years - in the Old Testament and in the NewTestament –ordinary people of faith have lived in realfamilies, surrounded by real cultures. They lived incultures that were friendly, indifferent or hostile to thefaith they professed and lived. People called to be loyalto the covenants vows they made with Yahweh and Jesuslived under different kingdoms and empires and facedethical, moral, religious and spiritual choices in theirdaily lives. Some labored in obscurity while they keptthe faith. Their stories were not recorded for us to knowbut their faith was always known to God. Others foundthemselves in the limelight through God's will andhuman circumstance. God used their lives to reveal whatfaithfulness and covenant keeping looks like during

    challenging times to inspire the rest of us to do thesame in our day. Always with a greater purpose atwork – to glorify God so that His Name may be knownin all the earth and others may be reconciled to Godthrough his Son.

    Leslie Newbigin was a British theologian and spentmost of his life as a missionary in India. He was oneof the most influential Christian writers of the 20thcentury regarding Christian mission and engagingculture. He wrote: [A transformed society] is not ourgoal, great as that is…our goal is the holy city, the NewJerusalem, a perfect fellowship in which God reigns inevery heart, and his children rejoice together in his loveand joy…And though we know that we must grow oldand die- that our labors, even if they succeed for atime, will in the end be buried in the dust of time – yetwe are not dismayed…We know that these things mustbe. But we know that as surely as Christ was raisedfrom the dead, so surely shall there be a new heavenand new earth wherein dwells righteousness. Andhaving this knowledge, we ought as Christians to bethe strength of every good movement of political andsocial effort, because we have no need either of blindoptimism or of despair. (Signs Amid the Rubble: ThePurpose of God in Human History).

    Christ's work on the Cross shatters the folly of blindoptimism that ignores the brokenness, injustices, andevil in the world caused by human sin. Christ'sResurrection shatters the descent of despair that looksall around and says all is hopeless and I'm not mybrother's keeper. Our hope in Jesus Christ is certainbecause he has told us plainly "I have overcome theworld". Faithfully, Bob+

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

  • MUSIC NOTES

    Thank you to our adult choir for their commitment inrehearsing on Sundays from 9:30-10:15 in music room. Several people have commented on the joy of having a“full” music service in the summer. This is because ofthe dedication of our singers We will continue with onlyour Sunday rehearsals through August.

    On Wednesday, August 24, from 6:00-7:30pm, singersand newcomers are invited to “preview” ourFall/Advent/Christmas music. A short “festivity” willfollow!

    Sincerely,David Martin

    We are looking for a third person to join Brooke Nicholsand Samantha Knapp as a Nursery Worker on Sundaymornings. The person would not be working everySunday but would be a part of a rotation. There is alsothe opportunity to work additional hours for Parishevents during the week if the person is interested inearning more money. The pay is $10 per hour. If youknow someone who is interested please have themcontact Fr. Bob via phone 843-549-1050 or e-mail:[email protected]

    Would like to thank everyone fortaking time to help out with thisministry. CON T I NENT ALBREAKFAST will now be served

    from June 5 through August 28 with the fullbreakfast beginning in the fall.

    THANKS, Dana Cheney

    AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

    1 Amy Richardson 18 Brad Peurifoy 1 J.P. Downey 20 Bobbi Greene 2 Andrew Harvin 22 Arnie Greene 3 Scott Harvin 24 Bill Richardson 8 John Payne 25 Wayne Keith10 Mary Ann Johnson 27 Glenn Utsey11 Alice Cinader 28 Sydney Haynes13 Kallie Peurifoy 30 Michael Smith16 Riley Downey 30 Sarah Siner

    31 Eve Richardson

    PARISH FAMILIES MINISTERED TO... ...Cindy and Byron Lee...Wayne and Sue Keith ...Chris and Gary Stroble

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

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  • YOUTH GROUP NEWS

    The St. Jude's Youth Group has taken offfor the Summer, a much needed rest for the

    Advisors. Our group has moved from a very youngMiddle School group to a rising Sophomore group, withmuch busier schedules and activities. We will be kicking

    off the new year with a Canoe Trip later in August,generously hosted by Joe Grange, the members of theYouth Group will be invited to bring friends who maywant to join our group. St. Christopher weekends will be

    scheduled, so that we can take part in Diocesan activitiesand programs. Prayerful thanks to the Living WatersTrust which makes these weekends at St. Christopher

    and many other opportunities for our Youth to learn andgrow as Christians possible.

    The Advisors will be planning programs for the comingyear, realizing that we are working with older teenagers.

    Soon they will be driving, please pray for all of ourYouth, they are entering a dangerous time in their lives.We expect to continue with mission and outreach works

    within the community and make early plans for a missiontrip next summer with another group.

    The Youth Group will continue to prepare and move thebags of food to the distribution site for the Food Pantry

    Ministry. This has been a really good fit with the strongyouth taking on this "heavy lifting" part of the outreachwork, and they undertake the work with such joy and

    good will, that we have to remind them that they aredoing ministry. My hope is that as the Youth continue toundertake mission and outreach work, that we will beable to remind them that this is one aspect of being a

    Christian and that they are learning what they are calledto do for the rest of their lives.

    Please remind your teenagers and those of friends thatthis is a good time to join the Youth Group and become

    involved in important Christian work, think ofgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, children of friends, ofany denomination that could use a good influence in their

    lives.

    Faithfully Yours in Christ

    Marianne Holmes, Toni Jackson, Charles Bridges

    YOUTH SUPPER VOLUNTEERSThe following parishioners have volunteered to prepare

    supper for the Youth group on Wednesday nights duringthe month of August.

    3 Sue Yin & Paul Hinson 549-9306

    10 Bethel Presbyterian17 Kathie & Bob Smith 538-3722

    24 Stephanie & Fr. Bob Horowitz 782-3272

    31 Hilda & Jeff Holman 538-2262

    If you would like to volunteer to prepare a meal for theYouth group please contact Marianne Holmes @ 844-8400 or Toni Jackson @ 542-9398.

    ST. JUDE’S WOMEN

    N E W S

    While we all strive to survive the summer heat, givesome thought to a Saturday retreat for the Women of St.

    Jude’s in September. I’d love suggestions for where,when and what activities you would like to incorporate. Please email me directly at [email protected]

    I especially want to know which Saturday will work bestfor the most people. Check those ball game schedulesand kids/grandkids events and carve out a day for

    yourself to enjoy the company of friends and the Lord.

    Yours in Christ,

    Ileen

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  • The DOK meets on the firstSunday of each month at 9AM inthe Vestry Room in Skardon

    Hall. The only requirement formembership is a commitment toprayer and serving our Lord! Ifyou are interested in learning

    more about DOK please join us on Sunday, August 7 orcontact Ann Walters, (843)563-2271, or MarianneHolmes, (843) 844-8400.

    NEWS ABOUT OUR MEMBERS

    Address Change:Ann Walters

    Amelia & Michael Priebe114 Roadster RowSummerville, SC 29483

    ST. JUDE'S VETERAN'S FELLOWSHIPwill meet this month. More details to follow,

    Contact Byron Lee for more information 843-217-9248.

    7 - Daughters of the King Meeting, 9AM

    7 - Open plate offering is designated for theRector’s Discretionary Fund

    8 - Vestry Meeting, 5:30 PM

    20 - Deadline for Newsletter Submissions21 - Pantry Sunday

    Outreach has not met for a fewmonths, but are now gearing up

    for the semi-annual Whale of aSale. Funds raised from this

    event help with the cost of theThanksgiving Day Feast (14th).

    Please start looking throughout your house and storage

    sheds for items that you would like to donate.Thank you,Gale

    THANKS TO. . .....To everyone for helping to keepthe St. Jude's Pantry stocked withbags of food and giving them away

    on Food Pantry days....To those who volunteered to cookmeals for the Youth Group: Marianne & Don Holmes,

    Holly & Matt Mardell, and Laura Reasonover. ...to all of our wonderful decorators, registrars, teachers,youth, chefs of VBS!

    BIBLE STUDY GROUPS(If your group is not listed please

    call the church office 549-1050)

    Monday Night Women's BibleStudy: Studying “Practicing thePresence of God,” 6PM. Please

    contact Debbie Jones (866-7725) for additionalinformation.

    SUNDAY SCHOOLYouth Sunday School will take a break over thesummer and will resume in September.

    Fr. Bob will continue to lead an Adult Bible StudySunday mornings in Skardon Hall from 9:35 - 10:15.

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  • To the good people of St. Jude’s; all of those whorolled up their sleeves and helped Melissa in hertime of need, and for all of your precious prayers.

    The healing journey has been a long one orso it seems at times, yet observers and prayerwarriors alike attest to Jesus’ healing springing upspeedily!

    We will never forget those who stayed up allnight with Melissa, brought and cooked food, tooktime out of their day to keep her company, broughther the Holy Eucharist, drove her to Charleston,serving and helping us both at a most vulnerable anddifficult time. Your acts of service were essential toMelissa’s survival.

    God created doctors and their treatment isworking. Great news! As of February 2016 one areaof cancer is gone, and the scan on July 7th hasrevealed that the rest of the cancer is shrinking andon it’s way out. Glory be to god!

    With much love and thanks,Jay and Melissa

    VESTRY NOTESJune 13, 2016

    Treasurer’s Report:

    6-1-16 – 6-30-16 1-1-16 – 6-30-16

    Actual Budget Actual Budget

    Income:

    Open Plate 1,542.65 1,750.00 9,699.80 10,500.00

    Pledge 12,173.00 15,076.67 79,735.00 90,460.00

    Other 0.00 250.00 1,010.00 1,500.00

    As far as Income, Open Plate and Pledges are underbudget for the month and year-to-date;. all bills are paidand current. The new nursery workers, Samantha Knapp

    and Brooke Nichols, have provided a smooth transitionin the nursery. The new paging system is being used. TheBuilding and Grounds Committee met and would like to

    grade the parking lot area. McGraw Enterprises provided

    a proposal to grade and remove the stumps for $1,800. A diamond design for the parking area would allow some

    grass to grow and possibly help with run-off. Jack willcheck with Charlie Brightwell, a certified engineer, andthe City regarding these two items and present this

    information at the next meeting. Five teens participatedin the Water Missions International Walk, raising a totalof $1,980.96. During the entire event, there were 86

    walkers and 13 community sponsors for a total of$1,784.38 donated. The money raised will supply oneentire village with water. Four St. Jude’s families are

    going to Grand Camp at Camp St. Christopher.

    DOK FALL ASSEMBLY

    September 10 Trinity, Myrtle Beach

    Fall Assembly is the annual business meeting of all theDaughters in the Assembly. There is usually a speaker,sometimes workshops or other activities, lunch, and a

    time to worship together. Anyone interested in learningmore about Daughters of the King is welcome to attend.

    More information is available at www.doknational.comfor anyone interested in learning more about The Orderof the Daughters of the King.

    Men: Join Bishop MarkLawrence for a DiocesanMen’s Summit, Saturday,

    September 17, 2016 from 9a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St.Paul’s Church, 316 West

    Carolina Avenue, Summerville.

    It’s been said that the journey from the head tothe heart is the longest, most difficult journey you willever encounter. It’s also the most important one you will

    ever make. Join Mark Lawrence, Bishop of the Dioceseof South Carolina, for a diocesan men’s summitexamining what God has say about this journey and the

    direction of our lives. All men (teenagers and up) are invited to

    participate.

    Need more Information: Contact Jay Crouse,Coordinator for Men's Ministry at 941.320.0271 orRichard Moore, 2017 Christian Men's Conference

    Coordinator at 843.693.7003.Bring your Bible: It’s your entrance ticket.Register at www.diosc.com.

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  • St. Jude's Church907 Wichman Street

    Walterboro, South Carolina 29488

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    St. Jude’s ChurchThe Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

    St. Jude's has worship servicesSunday at

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

    9:30 a.m. Christian Education10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

    Wednesdays at12 noon Holy Eucharist5:30 p.m. Youth Group

    The Discipleis published monthly by

    St. Jude's Church907 Wichman Street

    Walterboro, SC 29488

    and can be found online atwww.stjudeswalterboro.com

    Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,

    9AM-2PM

    The Lord Jesus Christ,Head of the Church

    The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, BishopThe Rev. Bob Horowitz, Rector

    David Martin, Organist/Choirmaster Bob Smith, Parish Treasurer

    Lisa Marsh, Parish Administrator

    Vestry MembersMargie Williams, Senior Warden ‘16

    Jack Jackson, Junior Warden ‘18

    Paul Pye, Fellowship ‘16Tracy Johnston, Pastoral Care ‘16

    Scott Harvin, Outreach ‘16

    Gilda Barnwell, DCW ‘17Anthony Herndon, Finance & Stewardship ‘17Charlotte Valentine, Christian Education ‘17

    Byron Lee, Evangelism ‘17Marvin Jones, Memorial ‘18Kathie Smith, Fellowship ‘18

    Julia Waddell, Youth ‘18

    A PRAYER FOR ST. JUDE'S

    O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move andhave our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and

    govern St. Jude's by your Holy Spirit, that in our goals,

    our plans and our actions, we might always seek andheed your voice, follow your guidance, and pursue that

    course of action which will build your Church, and

    glorify your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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