New Bishops Admitted to the College

A part of that time was set aside to pray and deliberate about consenting to the addition of new members to the College of Bishops. The meeting was held in the historic church of St. Andrew’s. Since their inception, the Bishops have spent a significant time in prayer and worship when they meet for these deliberations. The time also includes hearing the testimonies of how candidates came to faith in Christ.


The Diocese of Pittsburgh, The Rev. Jim Hobby

The Rev. Jim Hobby was elected bishop by the Diocese of Pittsburgh in a special convention held on April 23, 2016.  The Rev. Hobby, who began his ministry in the Pittsburgh area, and most recently has been serving in Georgia, was elected on the 5th ballot.  The College of Bishops met with Rev. Hobby on Thursday, June 23rd and joyfully confirmed the election.

One bishop winsomely said, “Should we check his shoe size? He has big shoes to fill following Archbishop Bob,” to which another warmly replied, “I know him. His feet fit perfectly.”


The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, The Rt. Rev. TJ Johnston

Bishop TJ Johnston was originally a member of both the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Mission, but left the College of Bishops in 2010 when the Anglican Mission withdrew from full participation in the ACNA. Over the last three years, he has engaged a process of reconciliation and restoration.

Bishop T.J. Johnson shared, “A little over three years ago the Holy Spirit urged me to take a journey.  A journey to live a life worthy of the calling [ I ] have received (Ephesians 4:1). It has been a personal journey that has been marked by praying, living, and walking out Ephesians 4:1-6.  It has been a time, when in humility, I have been led to seek restoration of relationship, to acknowledge that through “things done and left undone” that peace and unity had been broken, to ask for forgiveness, and to find grace and freedom to press on in the Kingdom Mission that Jesus has given His Church.

Yesterday, through the grace and leading of the Holy Spirit, I received forgiveness and was re-instated as a member of the College.  Last night, as I reflected and prayed, the remaining verses in this passage washed over my heart:  “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

With the blessing and welcome of the College I look forward to serving Bishop Todd Hunter-C4SO and to run with freedom the calling that the Holy Spirit has marked out for me.  I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity.”


The Diocese of the Carolinas, The Rt. Rev. David Bryan

The Rt. Rev. David Bryan is an existing member of the College, but at this meeting the College considered his election as Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of the Carolinas, concurrent with his appointment as an Assisting Bishop in Gulf Atlantic and the Anglican Diocese of the South.  When the PEAR-USA churches were released by the Anglican Church in Rwanda, Bishop Bryan’s network considered becoming a diocese in the Anglican Church in North America.  However, after prayer and discernment, the churches chose to merge into the local existing dioceses, with Bishop Bryan continuing to provide episcopal oversight to each congregation under the authority of the respective diocesan bishops.  Bishop Bryan said, “Given our context in the Southeast, we discerned that this was the right thing to do in these three dioceses to build unity and the strengthen the church for mission moving forward.”

The College gave thanks for Bishop Bryan’s willingness to help ease the challenge of overlapping jurisdictions, and confirmed his new appointment by the Carolinas.

Bishop Wood commented, “This is a kairos moment in the life of our church. Bishop David along with the clergy and lay leadership of the Southeast PEARUSA network have long demonstrated a commitment gospel ministry. Now, they have set an example for us all as we move towards the unity in the church for which our Lord prayed. I am excited about the possibilities ahead.”

Two New Liturgies Released

The bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met June 23-24, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and approved new working texts for liturgical use in the Church.  In particular, the College approved two new liturgies (Holy Matrimony and the Burial of the Dead) and two calendars (an overall calendar of the Church Year, as well as a calendar of Holy Days and Commemorations).  In addition, a set of Proper Prefaces for use with the Commemorations is set to be released.  “The matrimonial and burial rites are the two great pastoral liturgies the Church has been anxiously awaiting,” said Archbishop Duncan.  “They will be readily received all across the province, I am sure.  Moreover, the calendar of Church-wide Observances (‘Red-Letter Days’) and of two cycles of Optional Commemorations (Anglican and Ecumenical) represent a ‘win-win’ for all three streams of the Anglican river.” 

In the development of the rite of Holy Matrimony, The Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force worked closely with the Task Force on Marriage, Family and the Single Life.  Consequently, the liturgy will be released with a theological commentary that provides clergy and laity with direction on pastoral issues surrounding marriage.

The approval of these texts brings the Anglican Church in North America one step closer to being able to release a complete Prayer Book, currently scheduled for 2019.  In January of 2017, with the exception of the Psalter, all remaining materials proposed for inclusion in a new Prayer Book (among which will be the Lenten and Holy Week services) are scheduled to be presented to the College.

Archbishop Duncan’s report to the Provincial Council can be found here.

You can find both the new rites and the previously approved liturgies here together with resources and articles that help to teach the principles behind the rites here.

Feedback from use of all the working texts continues to be invited from all members of the Church: liturgytaskforce@anglicanchurch.net  This feedback will be used as the Liturgy Task Force and the College of Bishops seeks to evaluate and improve what have been “working texts,” putting into final shape the texts to appear in The Book of Common Prayer (2019).

 

Eucharist Church: A vibrant Anglican church in the heart of SF

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Worship 2016Eucharist Church is a vibrant, young church passionate about Christ and His Kingdom. Our mission is to be formed into a community of disciples who live all of life in reference to Christ. We seek to connect ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people. Come join us for worship and discipleship! Visitors are welcome.

  • Location: 1504 Bryant Street, San Francisco
  • Worship – 10:00am, Sundays; email Fr. Ryan (ryan@eucharistSF.org) Childcare provided for small children
  • Catechesis / Spiritual Formation – 9:00am, Sundays (what is a catechumenate?)
  • Table Groups – small groups in homes that meet weekly (email Joshua@eucharistSF.org for more info)
  • Facebook page – Pictures of Gatherings: worship service, special community event

The Catechumenate: A big part of our vision for reaching post-Christian culture with the Christian gospel

Some of our clergy and staff…

Rector: Father Ryan (and wife, Elizabeth)
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Pastor of Families, Community Life and Outreach: Rev. Joshua Drake (wife, Alicia and daughters)
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Deacon: Rev. Kyle Logan
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What would it be like to live all of life in reference to Christ?

We’re gathering families, children, teenagers, retirees, singles, people coming from all walks of life… let’s follow Jesus together! We don’t think we’re better than others. We’re just beggars telling each other where we found Bread. Humility and faith are right at the heart of our message. We are, because He IS!

About our name: Eucharist is the ancient Christian word used to describe the central elements of Christian worship: the bread and wine which Christians receive by faith as the living presence of the crucified and resurrected Jesus. The original Greek word simply means “thanksgiving.”

Our Diocese and Bishop: Churches for the Sake of Others is a missionary diocese of the Anglican Church in North America focused on planting new congregations all across America. Within the Bay Area there are currently six sister Anglican congregations who are part of our diocese. Our Bishop is Todd Hunter. Bishop Todd had a wide variety of experience leading in various Christian contexts before being ordained as an Anglican Bishop. He serves as the Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Costa Mesa, California, in addition to his duties as a bishop, speaker, professor, and author. He is married to Debbie and has two adult children.