November 18, 2019
 

First Monday Covered Dish

What was previously First Monday has changed to First Thursday. The day has changed but everything else stays the same. Participants bring a covered dish at 6:00 PM to share. No programs. Just good food and lots of good, lively fellowship.

 

Study Group

The Study Group continues on Sunday mornings at 10:45 after the coffee hour fellowship

 

Get your Parish Cookbook today! Reduced Price - $5.00!! Go to the "News" page

 

Worship Times

Regular Sunday Eucharist - 9:00 A.M.

 

What is the Episcopal Church?

Find out about the Episcopal Church and the history of this wonderful community on our What is the Episcopal Church page.

 

Our Parish Community

Go to the About Us section to meet the staff of Saint William Laud, and find out what we're all about!

 

Visiting for the first time?

If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved. Join us!

 

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.

 

Upcoming Dates to REMEMBER!

 


 

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Ministries in the Parish

Altar Guild The Altar Guild is a very caring and very blessed ministry. Its primary purpose is to prepare and maintain the Altar and Eucharistic vessels, as well as the Altar and Sanctuary, for all services including weddings, memorials, ordinations, funerals, etc. Additional responsibilities include the Altar flowers and calendar. Persons wanting to sponsor flowers and/or the Sanctuary candles will find a sign-up calendar in the Parish Hall.St. William Laud's Altar Guild consists of four members. Additional volunteers are urgently needed. Please make note of this volunteer opportunity, and prayerfully consider joining us in this ministry by contacting Lou White, Altar Guild Coordinator.


 
Lay Readers, Oblationers, Servers, Acolytes & Ushers We use several members of the parish in the principal worship service. Two Lay Readers read the Old Testament, Psalm and New Testament lessons and the Prayers of the People. Two parishioners serve as Oblationers, bringing the elements forward for the Eucharist. Two to five parishioners assist the priest in the service as acolytes and servers. Usually one, or possibly two, parishioners serve as usher, distributing service leaflets and taking up the offering.

To volunteer for service in any of these ministries one must make the desire to serve made known to the priest and receive orientation and/or training in the approved procedures for each office.


 
VestryThe Vestry of an Episcopal Church is the governing body of the church. Members of the Vestry are elected by the parishioners and serve three year terms. According to canon law members of the Vestry may consist of anyone “qualified to vote at the Parish meeting.” In other words, the person must “be a confirmed adult communicant in good standing as defined in the General Canons, canonically resident in the Parish, physically present at the meeting and who is known to the Rector and Treasurer as regular contributors to the support of the Parish program. The duties of Vestry are as follows: 
“The Vestry shall assist the Rector in the nurture and extension of Christ’s Church. The Vestry shall have the legislative authority for the Parish and shall transact all of its temporal business. The Vestry shall be responsible for furnishing, preserving and adequately insuring the Parish property, including all items necessary for public worship; for maintaining adequate Parish records; and for managing the financial resources of the Parish. The Vestry shall maintain order and decorum during the time of public worship.”
[Excerpts from Charter and Canons]


 
Current Vestry Members:

Fr.
Jerry Ann Harris, Senior Warden
Tim Truitt, Junior Warden

Karl Perkins - Clerk (non-voting)
Judy Johnson-Russell 
 

Rosie Stierwalt

Gladys Lummus, Treasurer
 (non-voting)