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Recovery Sunday

April 4, 2017
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Preacher: The Rev. R. Kevin Kelly

The Rev. Kevin Kelly is no stranger to St. Anne’s. Having served as an Acolyte Master here years ago, Kevin went on to be ordained to the priesthood in 1994 and has served parishes in the dioceses of Georgia, Atlanta, West Virginia, and Louisiana. In 2014 he accepted a call to St. Michael’s & All Angels in Savannah and serves the diocese as a chaplain and spokesperson for Georgia Episcopal Recovery Ministries. Download the sermon.

Today’s Liturgy

Today’s liturgy is a typical service of Holy Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer. The chief difference is that the Twelve Steps of Recovery, best known for their use in programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, have been incorporated throughout the service. Each step is intended to be said by the congregation. Download the full liturgy.

Why Host a “Recovery Sunday?”

Addiction touches almost every life in this country, either directly or through its effect on loved ones. Although the worlds of law enforcement, politics, and medicine have had much to say about addiction and our response to it, the Church has remained mostly silent. We Christians believe firmly in hope, healing, redemption, and grace, yet we often lack the spiritual vocabulary to speak honestly about it when addiction knocks at our door. Today’s Recovery Sunday provides all of us—whether in recovery or not—the chance to see both the need that is all around us and the resources we have to offer. This is a service of grace and hope.

Georgia Episcopal Recovery Ministries:

  • www.saintmichaelsavannah.com/addiction-recovery-ministries/
  • www.facebook.com/groups/929397287150176/

Alcoholics Anonymous in Tifton:

  • http://www.aageorgia.org/2b-meetings.html

Al-Anon in Tifton:

  • http://www.ga-al-anon.org/meetings/
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“Youth Sunday: Meghan Scott”

May 10, 2015
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“As graduates, our faith reminds us that God is with us on all our new adventures. Our congregation knows this faith as well because today is the day we decommission the old Education Building and pick up our work as God’s people in a new Ministry Center.”

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“Jesus Knocking”: Special Joint Sermon

March 1, 2015
Special Guests, The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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“Fifteen years ago, Jesus knocked on the door of St. Anne’s, asking us to make room for more seekers, and we said, ‘Nope.’ Two years ago, Jesus knocked again, and we said, ‘Well, okay … as long as we don’t have to change much.’ Jesus is still knocking. He hasn’t given up on us yet, and he never will.”

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January 18, 2015

January 18, 2015
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This sermon was offered by guest preacher Fr. Arnold Bush who served as rector of St. Anne’s from 1974 to 1982.

“O Lord, as we walk through those red doors, help each of us to make the decision not to let the barriers and obstacles in life prevent us from opening ourselves to you…”

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September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014
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❝That, my friends, is earth. That’s you. That’s me. It’s St. Anne’s, it’s Tifton, it’s Georgia, it’s the United States. It’s every hero, conquerer, savior, destroyer, cry, and cheer. It’s literally everything that has ever been, all interconnected on that pale blue dot. With that as our perspective, our question has to become, ‘Do I use what I have in service to myself, or do I use it in service to something greater than myself?’❞

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