Archbishop’s sermon at St. Paul’s for National Service of Thanksgiving Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered the sermon at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen.The text of the Archbishop’s sermon follows.In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Some words from St Paul: ‘Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.’There will be other occasions to remember the splendour and the drama of the Coronation; today’s focus is different. What we remember is the simple statement of commitment made by a very young woman, away from home, suddenly and devastatingly bereaved, a statement that she would be there for those she governed, that she was dedicating herself to them.‘Dedication’ is a word that has come to mean rather less than it used to. Those of us who belong to the same generation as Her Majesty’s older children will recall a sixties song about a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ – as though to be ‘dedicated’ just meant to be very enthusiastic. But in the deep background of the word is the way it is used in classical and biblical language: in this context, to be ‘dedicated’ is to be absolutely removed from other uses, being completely available to God.And so to be dedicated to the good of a community – in this case both a national and an international community – is to say, ‘I have no goals that are not the goals of this community; I have no well-being, no happiness, that is not the well-being of the community. What will make me content or happy is what makes for the good of this particular part of the human family.’It is an ambitious, even an audacious thing to aim at. It is, of course, no more so than the ideals set before all Christians who try to model their lives on what St Paulsays about life in the Body of Christ. That doesn’t make it any easier to grasp or to live out; but the way St Paul approaches it should help us see that we’re not being encouraged to develop a self-punishing attitude, relentlessly denying our own goals or our own flourishing for the sake of others. What’s put before us is a genuine embrace of those others, a willingness to be made happy by the well-being of our neighbours.‘Outdo one another in showing honour’, says St Paul. Compete with each other only in the generous respect you show to one and all; because in learning that respect you will find delight in one another. You will begin to discover that the other person is a source of nourishment, excitement, pleasure, growth and challenge. And if we broaden this out to an entire community, a nation, a commonwealth, it means discovering that it is always in an ever-widening set of relations that we become properly ourselves. Dedication to the service of a community certainly involves that biblical sense of an absolute purge of selfish goals, but it is also the opening of a door into shared riches.I don’t think it’s at all fanciful to say that, in all her public engagements, our Queen has shown a quality of joy in the happiness of others; she has responded with just the generosity St Paul speaks of in showing honour to countless local communities and individuals of every background and class and race. She has made her ‘public’ happy and all the signs are that she is herself happy, fulfilled and at home in these encounters. The same, of course, can manifestly be said of Prince Philip; and our prayers and thoughts are very much with him this morning. To declare a lifelong dedication is to take a huge risk, to embark on a costly venture. But it is also to respond to the promise of a vision that brings joy.And perhaps that is the challenge that this Jubilee sets before us in nation and Commonwealth. St Paul implies that we should be so overwhelmed by the promise of a shared joy far greater than narrow individual fulfilment, that we find the strength to take the risks and make the sacrifices – even if this seems to reduce our individual hopes of secure enjoyment.Moralists (archbishops included) can thunder away as much as they like; but they’ll make no difference unless and until people see that there is something transforming and exhilarating about the prospect of a whole community rejoicing together – being glad of each other’s happiness and safety. This alone is what will save us from the traps of ludicrous financial greed, of environmental recklessness, of collective fear of strangers and collective contempt for the unsuccessful and marginal – and many more things that we see far too much of, around us and within us.One crucial aspect of discovering such a vision – and many still do discover it in their service of others, despite everything –is to have the stories and examples available that show it’s possible. Thank God, there are many wonderful instances lived out unobtrusively throughout the country and the Commonwealth. But we are marking today the anniversary of one historic and very public act of dedication – a dedication that has endured faithfully, calmly and generously through most of the adult lives of most of us here. We are marking six decades of living proof that public service is possible and that it is a place where happiness can be found. To seek one’s own good and one’s own well-being in the health of the community is sacrificially hard work – but it is this search that is truly natural to the human heart. That’s why it is not a matter of tight-lipped duty or grudging compliance with someone else’s demands. Jesus himself says ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me’, and that’s what is at the heart of real dedication.This year has already seen a variety of Jubilee creations and projects. But its most lasting memorial would be the rebirth of an energetic, generous spirit of dedication to the common good and the public service, the rebirth of a recognition that we live less than human lives if we think just of our own individual good.Listen again for a moment toSt Paul. ‘We have gifts that differ according to the grace given us … the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness … Outdo one another in showing honour … extend hospitality to strangers … Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another … take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.’ Dedication to the health and well-being of a community is all this and more. May we be given the grace to rediscover this as we give thanks today for Her Majesty’s sixty years of utterly demanding yet deeply joyful service.© Rowan Williams 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Almost 150 talented teenagers have been selected for England Golf’s U16 regional boys’ and girls’ coaching squads. They include Surrey’s Martha Lewis, the runner-up at the English U13 girls’ championship, (image © Leaderboard Photography); Warwickshire’s Tom Charley, the runner-up in the English boys’ U14 championship; and Northumberland’s Matty Lamb, who won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. The squads, which cover 10 regions, are the first rung on the ladder of England Golf’s national coaching structure. The players will train over the winter months with a mix of group coaching, matches and one-to-one sessions with their coaches. “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available,” commented Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director. “In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life.” The players selected for the squads are: North Girls, coached by JJ Vallely Briony Bayles (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Aimee Goodlad (Castle Eden, Durham) Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Kitana Hollins (Ramside, Durham) Niamh Lendrum (Parklands, Northumberland) Natasha Slater (Furness, Cumbria) Alexandra Stevenson (Beamish Park, Durham) Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal, Cumbria) Boys, coached by Kendal McWade Jack Ainscough (Castle Eden, Durham) Benjamin Bailey (Wynyard, Durham) Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland) Ryan Lamb (Boldon, Durham) William Skipp (Eaglescliffe, Durham) Nicholas Sowerby (Appleby, Cumbria) Cameron Wallace (Seaton Carew, Durham) James Wilson (Close House, Northumberland) The North strength and conditioning coach is Teleri Hamilton. North West Girls, coached by Steve Astle. Louisa Brunt (Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire) Ana Dawson (Peel, Isle of Man) Lauren Green (West Lancashire, Lancashire) Freya Johnson (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) Lucy Jamieson (Heswall, Cheshire), Isobel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) Boys, coached by Pete Barber Joseph Bannan (Manchester, Lancashire) Callum Blinkhorn (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) Joshua Curtis (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Cheshire) Max Conway (Formby, Lancashire) Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway, Cheshire) Michael Sumner (Formby, Lancashire) The North West strength and conditioning coach is Nick Jones. Yorkshire Girls, coached by Andy Nicholson Kirsty Beckwith (Alwoodley) Megan Clarke (Cleckheaton & District) Milly Eaton (Skipton) Olivia Hamilton (Cleckheaton & District) Georgia Holden (Lightcliffe) Abigail Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Stephenson (Middlesbrough) Boys, coached by Steve Robinson Aaron Nairn (Rotherham) Tom North (Howley Hall) Ryan Hampton (Rotherham) George Heath (Wakefield) Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham) William Eardley (Pannal) Kealan Lowe (Wheatley) James Swash (Middlesbrough) The Yorkshire strength and conditioning coach is Brendan Chaplin. East Midlands Girls, coached by John Mellor Ellie Darnell (Wellingborough, Northants) Jade Guest (Gog Magog, Cambs & Hunts) Billie-Jo Smith (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) Emily Smith (Royston, Hertfordshire) Lois Williamson (Boston, Lincolnshire) Boys, coached by Lysa Jones Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) Corby Cartwright (Cosby, Leicestershire & Rutland) Oliver Drew (Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire) Callum Farr (Priors Hall, Northamptonshire) Benjamin Jones (Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire) Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire) Daniel O’Loughlin (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire) Charlie Salter (Whittlebury Park, Northamptonshire) Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire) The East Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Paul Farquharson. West Midlands Girls, coached by Matt Whall Alice Brooks (Gaudet Luce, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Sophie Johnson (Telford, Shropshire) Morgan Thomas (Beau Desert, Staffordshire) Lucy Walton, The Worcestershire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Boys, coached by David Brooks James Bowen (Olton, Warwickshire) Ryan Chadwick (Trentham, Staffordshire) Alex Chapman (Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire) Tom Charley (Stoneleigh Deer Park, Warwickshire) William Enefer (The Wrekin, Shropshire & Herefordshire) Luke Northwood (Kenilworth, Warwickshire) The West Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Ben Langdown. East Girls, coached by Roly Hitchcock Eloise Aldous (Newton Green, Suffolk) Alice Barlow (Newton Green, Suffolk) Eleanor Brown (Barnham Broom, Norfolk) Ashley Croft (Stockbrook Manor, Essex) Chelsea-Mae Laundon (Chelmsford, Essex) Chloe Rowswell (Eaton, Norfolk) Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) Boys, coached by Chris Jenkins Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) Ryan Cox (Warley Park, Essex) Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred, Essex) Callum Hilton (The Warren, Essex) Dylan Mahmut (Romford, Essex) Lewis Whiting (Haverhill, Suffolk) The East strength and conditioning coach is Ashley Cook. Thames Valley Girls, coached by Mark Day. Gemma Allman (Stanmore, Middlesex) Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) Sophie Faulkner (Whipsnade Park, Hertfordshire) Priya Pankhania (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Daniella Ubasa (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) Julia Warke (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire) Charlotte West (Harewood Downs, Buckinghamshire) Boys, coached by Rob Watts Michael East (Castle Royal, BB&O [Berks, Bucks & Oxon]) Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath, BB&O) John Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) Luke Hynes (Porters Park, Hertfordshire) Joshua Taylor (Mill Green, Hertfordshire) Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield, BB&O) Khush Patel (Bush Hill Park, Middlesex) Jack Drennan (Highgate, Middlesex) Harry Goddard (Mid Herts, Hertfordshire) Danny Daniels (The Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire) The Thames Valley strength and conditioning coach is Tony Sephton. South East Girls, coached by Matt Antell Nicole Amos (Faversham, Kent) Penelope Brown (Worthing, Sussex) Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath, Kent) Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills, Kent) Mollie Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham, Kent) Ainee O’Connor (Sundridge Park, Kent) Nicola Smith (Sittingbourne, Kent) Nicole Stewart (Chart Hills, Kent) Boys, coached by Steve Orr Joshua Barley (Chart Hills, Kent) Tom Harrison (Nevill, Sussex) Charlie Hilton (Ifield, Sussex) Max Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Tom Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Nathan Longley (Worthing, Sussex) Tom O’Reilly (Sidcup, Kent) Samuel Stedman (Chart Hills, Kent) Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor, Sussex) Thomas Thurloway (Mannings Heath, Sussex) The South East strength and conditioning coach is Rod Goldup. South Girls, coached by Alex Saary Amber Chana (Foxhills, Surrey) Sarah-Jane Dalgliesh (Laleham, Surrey) Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) Bethany Goater (Hockley, Hampshire) Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) Jemma Milton (Hankley Common, Surrey) Boys, coached by John Noble Cameron Bell (Woodcote Park, Surrey) Harvey Byers (Walton Heath, Surrey) Alfredo Curbishley (Burhill, Surrey) Tom Farrow-Smith (North Hants, Hampshire) Zac Jenkins (Wentworth, Surrey) Scott Murray (Wentworth, Surrey) Joshua Oddy (Westridge, Isle of Wight) Max O’Hagan (West Hill, Surrey) Conor Richards (Shanklin and Sandown, Isle of Wight) The South strength and conditioning coach is Matt Bramhall. South West Girls, coached by Scott Godfrey Grace Connelly (The Vale, Worcestershire) Caitlin Evans-Brand (Yelverton, Devon) Megan Giles (St Mellion, Cornwall) Charlotte Heeps (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire) Chloe Howard (Boringdon Park, Devon) Ebonie Lewis (Knowle, Gloucestershire) Emily Toy (Carlyon Bay, Cornwall) Boys, coached by John Jacobs Jamie Amor (Marlborough, Wiltshire) George Carroll (The Dorset, Dorset) James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire) Daniel Guy (Churston, Devon) Matthew Hibbs (Broome Manor, Wiltshire) Harrison Ottley-Woodd (Cotswold Hills, Gloucestershire) Joshua Phillips (The Players, Gloucestershire) Nicholas Ramshaw (Thornbury, Gloucestershire) James Robinson (Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire) Tom Trowbridge (Tiverton, Devon) The South West strength and conditioning coach is James Marshall. 5 Dec 2013 Talented teenagers selected for England U16 squads
Facebook40Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Harbor DaysFor WWII enthusiasts, Tug Comanche, a Navy WWII Rescue Tug (also known as an attack tug) is taking an extended stay at Percival Landing following Olympia Harbor Days. In 1959 it became a Coast Guard Marine Cutter.Tug Comanche is a certified museum showcasing WWII memorabilia and is a member of the Historic Naval Ships Association. The ship will be moored at the Percival docks and open for public touring throughMonday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A small donation for touring is appreciated. For school group tours, please contact Joe Peterson at 253-227-9678, to make arrangements.More info can be found at here.Featured photo credit: Karla Fowler