Zachary Jones is the new Assistant Rector at Christ Church Westshore in Bay Village, OH. This was his first time at Synod with ADGL, and he captured the spirit of Synod in the video above, as well as his words below:
"The vision I had in my head for synod was the drudgery of business meeting after business meeting. I was pleasantly surprised when I left synod feeling refreshed. Synod's emphasis was clear: we need to learn to hear the voice of God in our lives and emphasize mission, not membership, in our local parish contexts. This year's synod was a time of worship, fellowship, and prayer. You can talk to any clergy or laity who were in attendance and I am certain you would hear the same thing: God is at work in this diocese. I am excited to hear the testimonies from all over the diocese from now to our next synod as we disciple our parishes into this vision: Sunday is not the mission, it is for the mission."
The ADGL celebrated with the Company of Jesus as the Very Rev. Fr. Abbott General Timothy Luken, C.J. was commissioned as Abbott General of the Company of Jesus. Join us in praying blessings over his ministry!
From: The Rev. Eric Harmon
Some years ago I experienced an infection in my ears. As a result I was left with permanent ringing due to the nerve damage from the infection. This condition called tinnitus has no cure, only treatment. I have for some time been praying that God would show me his healing power and touch my ear. While at synod this year there came a time when the brothers and sisters received a word for healing. My heart quickened when Father Allen stepped up to the microphone and spoke the words "left ear". I had never experienced anything like this before! I stepped forward and Father Allen prayed over my ear. I quickly ran out of the sanctuary to see what may have been done. To my amazement the ringing was gone! Praise God! He is able! I had the most quiet night of sleep I have had in many years.
I am thankful to have experienced the healing power of God. However, His ways are not our ways and the ringing has returned. But this time much lower than it has ever been. Please join me in prayer for discernment and thanksgiving!
Chrism Mass was held on Wednesday, March 20th at St. Luke's Church. The Rev. Bryan Hollon gave the homily, encouraging clergy in the renewing of their vows, and in the power of God's Word preached. The Rt. Rev. Ronald Jackson celebrated and blessed the oils, which will be available for all clergy at Synod, and is also available at the Diocesan offices. Lunch was enjoyed following the service.
Link to Homily by The Rev. Bryan Hollon:
April 12th, 2019
7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
St. Luke's Church
3810 Ridgewood Rd.
Copley, OH 44301
Come hear what Jesus’ powerful words reveal through the eyes of seven clergy women from Northeast Ohio and The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.
Hosted by The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes and St. Luke’s Church
Organized by the Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, St. Luke’s Church chapter
Artwork: "At the Foot of the Cross #1" (1990), Macha Chmakcoff Source and Copyright www.chmakoff.com
SEDER TICKET PRICING:
Adult: $24.00 per person
14 yrs - 17 yrs: $15.00 per person
7 yrs - 13 yrs: $8.00 per child
6 yrs and under: free.
Fr. Ron Baird of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Lewis Center in the Columbus, Ohio area, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land May 27-June 6, and invites all those interested to join him!
The cost of the trip is $4,098 per person, which includes airfare, accommodations,
breakfast and dinner daily, transportation in the Holy Land, and entrance to all sights of interest. Not included are lunches, tips and personal items. Those who make their initial deposit of $350 by Feb. 28 will receive $100 off the cost of the tour.
If you're interested in participating, but find that cost is an issue, please see Fr. Ron. We do have some matching grant money available, thanks to the generosity of several members of our parish.
The 11-day trip will depart Columbus for New York on Monday, May 27, where we’ll take an overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. We’ll return on Thursday, June 6. The pilgrimage will take us from Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, to his boyhood home of Nazareth. We’ll visit Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, where he began his earthly ministry and called his first disciples. And in the Holy City of Jerusalem we’ll walk the Via Dolorosa, following in our Lord’s footsteps to the Cross of Golgotha, and finally to the place of the empty tomb, where the angel proclaimed that “He is not here. He is risen!”
In Jordan, we’ll visit what is believed to be the baptismal site of Jesus, as well as the ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
For additional information, or to let us know you'd like to join us, please contact Fr. Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-548-5112, ext. 2. Click here to download a copy of the flyer with all of the details and travel information.
Come join us on this awe-inspiring and life-changing journey!
Click below to download the flyer:
The ADGL is blessed to be in relationship with United Adoration, a group whose mission is "bringing artists together for the glory of God, the healing of His Church and the empowerment of local congregations to sing their song, tell their story and move forward in their mission." UA hosts songwriting retreats, trains local leaders, seeks to see the local church release songs and sounds that inspire believers, and does this globally, celebrating the unique things God is doing in communities throughout the world. Check out what God is up to through UA:
United Adoration has several upcoming retreats. Check out their retreat page for more info., and to register!
February 8th-9th in Metro Detroit: Visual Arts Retreat
February 15th-16th in Metro Detroit: Songwriting Retreat
April 3rd in Fort Wayne: Songwriting Retreat at ADGL Synod
Check out the UA Website to hear more about how UA began, and what God is doing now through UA.
This June, the Anglican Church in North America celebrates its 10th anniversary with Assembly 2019: Renewing Our Call to the Great Commission, an assembly centered on discipleship and moving forward into our next 10 years as a province.
Assembly will be held in Plano, Texas, June 17-19, 2019 and hosted by Christ Church Plano, the site of Archbishop Bob Duncan’s installation as the inaugural archbishop in 2009.
Keynote speakers Archbishop Foley Beach, Archbishop Laurent Mbanda, James Bryan Smith, Russell Moore, and Ravi Zacharias will join us as we celebrate and help us go deeper into discipleship.
To commemorate the occasion, attendees will receive a special edition of the new Revised Catechism and the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. Both will be officially released at Assembly.
From now until January 15, receive early bird pricing at $395 per person.
Visit disciple2019.com now for more information and to register.