Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Happy Father's Day

Gracious God, we remember and pray today for fathers everywhere. We ask your blessing on our own fathers, for the fathers of those we love, and for the grace to be fathers ourselves to those who are in need. We ask this and all our prayers in the name of God our Father, through Jesus Christ his child, with the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thanks to The Rev. Stacey Grossman for this wonderful prayer found on From the Hilltop, the weblog of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, San Rafael, California.

Monday, June 07, 2004


The first of June marks two anniversaries for our rector. On June 1, 1996, Whit was ordained a deacon in the Church and on June 7, 1997, he was ordained priest. So, today marks Whit's 7th anniversary as a priest.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Education for Ministry Program

Education for Ministry, affectionately known as EFM, is a program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program. It covers the basics of a theological education in the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy, and theology. Students meet regularly, usually once a week, in seminars under the guidance of trained mentors. To see a prospectus, click here.

St. Andrew's hopes to have a group this fall. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Whit or a former EFM student.