September 19, 2017

First Monday Covered Dish

The First Monday Covered Dish will resume Monday, October 2, 2017. Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy the fellowship. No programs. Just good food and lots of lively discussion.


Study Group

We will begin a new series for adult Christian Education at 6:00 PM on September 18th. It will consist of 24 half-hour presentations by Dr. David Brakke, PhD. Dr Brakke is holder of the Joe R Engle Chair in the History of Christianity at The Ohio State University. It's a study developed by The Great Courses Entitled "The Apocryphal Jesus" and will cover the apocryphal writings of the New Testament era. These are writings which are attributed to many of the persons who most are familiar with in the story of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. They are not Holy Scripture, however they do present a fascinating window into the diversity of ancient Christianity and the endless inventiveness of the Christian imagination.

Each session will consist of two 30 minute videos after which we will take some time for discussion.


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The Parish Directory as well as ministry schedules are all on line. Sign in and go to the Resources page in the "Members Only" part of the website and choose "Directory" or "Readers" or "Altar Guild, Servers, Chalice Bearers, Ushers".


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Worship Times

Regular Sunday Eucharist - 9:00 A.M.


What is the Episcopal Church?

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Loaves & Fishes

The SWL food pantry continues to minister to the citizens of Camp County! What a great ministry. Thanks to all the volunteers who help in that effort. We couldn't do it without you! If you would like to donate contact SWL at 903 856-2675. Loaves and Fishes takes place the third and fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall. 


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Saint William Laud's mission statement is "Witnessing for Christ around His table and in the world."  We do this in different ways.


Our prison ministry, REC (Residents Encounter Christ), takes the love of Christ to the inmates of East Texas' prisons who often think that no one loves them; why should God? It's an ecumenical ministry that involves churches of many denominations from all over East Texas. It very successful and a proven ministry to combat recidivism in Texas prisons. If you would like to participate, contact any of our REC team members. 


Our Episcopal Day School gives its students a Christian based pre-k education that prepares them to enter public school kindergarten. To get more information about the Day School program you must be registered as a member on this website. (You do not have to be a member of St. Wm. Laud.)


Loaves and Fishes is our food pantry that serves the people of Pittsburg and the surrounding area by distributing food to those in need. Most of our food comes from the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler but many items also come from donations of food and financial support.


Study Group - The Study Group meets each Monday evening at 7:00 P.M. They study various subjects which are pertinent to the Christian Faith. Currently they are  doing a seven part study of the "I am" saying of Jesus as discussed in Rob Fuquay's book The God We Can Know. During the coming Advent season they will take up a topic appropriate to the season.


Many in the parish also minister to the parish by serving as acolytes, readers, servers, oblationers, vestry members, ushers, treasurers and altar guild.


There are many parishioners who volunteer in many ways to serve the community. Some serve as hospice caregivers, some volunteer at the local hospital in many different capacities. We have even started a bookmobile service there hosted by members of the  parish.