Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

We are a community united in a love of Christ, with a commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The Episcopal Church in Central Florida is part of the U.S.

Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. This page is the official FB presence for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Comments are welcome, but please take personal disagreements offline. (Matthew 18:15 -- “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.") Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer DIOCESAN PRIORITIES * Pray and ask God for His leadership and His missionary strategy. * Strengthen our relationships with one another, becoming even more deeply a diocesan family. * Raise up new clergy and lay leaders, wisely using our God-given resources, including time and money. * Address the missionary challenge that is before us in our neighborhoods. * Take our place within the councils of the Episcopal Church.

Operating as usual

Winter Camp starts TODAY! Let's pray for each person who attends to know the love of Jesus and know what it means to be SET FREE to love others ❤️ .

👇 Drop the name of a student you know who is attending and we will pray specifically! @campwingmann

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Nativity of Our Lord - December 24th, 2020: 8pm Christmas Eve Worship Service

Join us as we worship together virtually.

The service is celebrated and the sermon is delivered by The Rt Rev Gregory O. Brewer.

You will find the service bulletin here: https://www.ccslorlando.org/bulletins

To support the ongoing work and ministry of the Cathedral go here:
https://stlukesorlando.churchcenter.com/giving

You can find more information about the Cathedral at our website (https://www.ccslorlando.org) and our page (https://www.facebook.com/ccslorlando).

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license A-702028.

Merry Christmas from Bishop Brewer and the diocesan staff. ✨ We pray the peace of Immanuel, God with us, fills your heart and mind during this season and always. 💜

Despite the pandemic, kingdom work continues through Cursillo ❤️

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. #advent

[12/18/20]   FYI: The Deacon Ordination Service of Frans Nicolaas van Santen, scheduled for this Sunday, December 20th at Grace Episcopal Church Ocala, Fl has been postponed.

All Saints Lakeland decided to adopt a neighborhood to make a lasting effect on a specific area. They asked the Dream Center for a neighborhood dealing with drugs and prostitution, and they recommended North Lake Wire. Each March and September, the Lakeland Police Department joins over 200 people along with neighborhood churches, charities, city officials, and residents in a major neighborhood cleanup. "When the residents see us arrive and start working, they come out and join us. And that's what we want - for them to take pride in where they live."

Confirmation on Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Lakeland @ststchurch ststchurch

#confirmation #episcopal #bishop #sundayservice #walkinfaith #advent #lakelandflorida #churchfamily #cfdiocese

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. #advent

Ordination to the Priesthood - The Rev. Jennifer Grady (Livestream)

We are delighted to celebrate the ordination of The Reverend Jennifer Lynn Grady to the Priesthood. Please join us today at 10:00 AM at the link ----> https://youtu.be/DOXA8XkRtjo

When The Rev. Jonathan French of Grace Episcopal Church, Ocala, envisioned what would become the Grace Residency Program, he had no idea it would grow into what it is today. God has exceeded his expectations and given it a kingdom reach. French, program leader and Grace's rector, said, "It may sound cheesy, but it's true. I believe if I can help develop excellent priests, the program can transform churches and communities and inevitably change the world."

The Episcopal Church

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. In your hearts ❤️, in your homes, in your lives, prepare him room. Please enjoy this year's Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

“Joy to the world! The Lord is come. In your hearts, in your homes, in your lives, prepare him room,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2020.

Find a full transcription of the message in English and Spanish at https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/presiding-bishop-currys-christmas-message-2020.

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. #advent

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Diocese of Central Florida Awarded $1 Million Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant for Leadership Development

We are delighted at the way God has blessed our efforts in leadership development through the receipt of this grant. We are strengthening our relationships with one another, becoming even more deeply a diocesan family. 🙏 Thank you Lilly Endowment, Inc. Episcopal News Service

episcopalnewsservice.org The Diocese of Central Florida has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support leadership development as a part of its nationally-competitive Thriving in Ministry Initiativ…

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Thy Kingdom Come - Issuu

"Yes, COVID-19 is still with us. But more important than that, Emmanuel is still with us. And God’s presence and power in our lives change everything." —Bishop Greg Brewer

https://issuu.com/cfepiscopalian/docs/central_florida_episcopalian_magazine_nov-dec_2020/s/11341800

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"Someday when we here in Central Florida look back on the year 2020, we will recall its many challenges. For Honduras, however, looking back on 2020 will be nothing short of cataclysmic.

Bishop Allen is trying to enlist the aid of international relief organizations since he knows that Honduras does not have the infrastructure required to rebuild the livelihoods and homes of those severely impacted by the recent hurricanes. It will be a long road to recovery.

My fervent prayer is that the people of the Diocese of Central Florida will find a way to financially assist our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Honduras generously." — Bishop Gregory O. Brewer

Link to Give 👉 tinyurl.com/hondurasrelief

#givingtuesday

Two storms of huge proportions in less than 20 days for an undeveloped country like Honduras is a tragedy. Here on #GivingTuesday, we can help.

Click here to donate to our companion diocese of Honduras, led by Bishop Lloyd Allen 👉 tinyurl.com/hondurasrelief

After the recent hurricanes in Honduras, people need to know that there is hope and they are not forgotten.

Today on #GivingTuesday, please support our companion diocese of Honduras by giving to the #hurricanerelief fund. tinyurl.com/hondurasrelief

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[12/01/20]   Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. People of all races, faiths, and political views come together to make a positive difference for others.

This year, we ask you to give to the #hurricanerelief fund for our companion diocese in Honduras. tinyurl.com/hondurasrelief

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. #advent

Valle de Sula, Honduras - Flooded by Hurricane Iota

“Two storms of huge proportions in less than 20 days for an undeveloped country like Honduras is a tragedy. Eta killed at least 120 people in landslides and flash floods. 2021 will be difficult. Most farmers have lost their crops. For these people there is currently no food or water. This crisis comes into play while we are still facing the challenges of COVID-19.” - Bishop Lloyd Allen Iglesia Episcopal de Honduras - Oficial

As you consider ways to give throughout this season, please pray about ways you can support our companion diocese in Honduras.

Click here for a message from Bishop Brewer on ways to give ---> https://cfdiocese.org/bishopsblog/2020-honduras-thanksgiving-offering/

Is the BRAND NEW Central Florida Episcopalian magazine under your Christmas tree? If not, click here to subscribe for FREE - - -> https://cfdiocese.org/cfemagazine/

With articles in English and #Spanish, the current Advent edition focuses on the ways God's light has been shining during a very challenging year. During Advent, we look back at the first coming of Christ and we look ahead to his second coming. We live in “the dark in-between,” but we’re not without the light of his kingdom piercing the darkness.

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

"We continue to do work to help our brothers and sisters in these most difficult times. Thankful for each person who has collaborated in our efforts to reach more people. God bless them entirely!"

If you would like to help the efforts of our companion Diocese of Honduras, you can donate to the Honduras Relief Fund by texting "DCF Honduras" to 73256.

Seguimos haciendo labor para ayudar a nuestros hermanos en estos momentos difíciles, agradecemos a cada persona que ha colaborado para poder llegar a mas personas, Dios les bendiga grandemente.

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✨ Christ the King Sunday ✨

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Please keep our companion diocese in Honduras in your prayers. Last week Hurricane Eta devastated the country. Today, Hurricane Iota is once again causing major problems for our brothers and sisters. When you pray, please consider giving to our relief fund for the Diocese of Honduras.

Text "DCF Honduras" to "73256" to donate via credit/debit card or bank account. (Leave a space between "DCF" and "Honduras." Letters are not case sensitive.)

#dcfhonduras #hurricanerelief #hurricaneeta #hurricaneIota #honduras #dioceseofhonduras #cfdiocese

Love that @katecbowler is choosing Bishop Curry’s book, “Love Is The Way” for book club. Want to grab a friend and join?

Posted @withregram • @katecbowler In a time when so many are clinging to anger and despair, which of these actions—listen, trust, give in, obey— do you most need to grab ahold of today? Our book club pick this month is a book of hope and love. Bishop Michael Curry's book, Love is the Way outlines love as a practice and he reminds us that we don't need to like everyone, but it is vital to our collective survival to love everyone. I hope you'll read along - by yourself or with a group of friends. You can download the discussion questions at the link in bio. @pb_curry

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Bishop's Sermon | Celebrating the Life of Charles Simeon | Bishop's Oratory, Orlando FL - 11/12/2020

Celebrating the life of Charles Simeon — he's like a personal trainer who pushes you to your limits...

The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer deliver's his sermon celebration the life of Charles Simeon. November 12, 2020 in Orlando FL. Collect of the Day: "O Loving Go...

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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What a special sermon series! 🎶 We are family 🎶

Posted @withregram • @ccslorlando Introducing our new series:
Meet Your Family • The church is the family of God.

First up, the DiQuattros! Read about them on our Facebook post or in the weekly eNews.

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The Nativity of Our Lord - December 24th, 2020: 8pm Christmas Eve Worship Service
Valle de Sula, Honduras - Flooded by Hurricane Iota
Rejoicing in the life of Bernard Mizeki (Martyr) of Zimbabwe
Be an Expression of the Gospel of Jesus
Live with Perseverance
Keep Awake
Hildegard of Bingen
Wonder of Gratitude, Commitment of Sacrifice
A Love That Trusts Completely

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