Please Join Us for Consecrations
The Most Reverend William Millsaps
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church
Requests the favor of your attendance
The Consecration of
The Very Reverend Dr. Vince McLaughlin
To be Bishop of the Diocese of the East
The Venerable Dr. Jeffrey Anderson
To be Bishop for the Armed Forces
At ten o’clock in the morning
The Fourteenth of February, 2015
At Christ Church
95 Green Street
Reception to follow the consecration service
Welcome to the EMC
2014 A.D... a time when people have one thing in common, they are seeking that which only the church can offer. Something they can’t find at a friend’s house, in a bar or even at a police station.
They are seeking the hiding place of David found in Psalm 32:7 which says,
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
Historically, the red doors of a church have always been a symbol of sanctuary promising refuge to those in peril. The color red evokes the blood of Jesus Christ, which protects the soul of the wayfaring from spiritual harm. The red doors symbolize the blood of Christ, which is our entry into salvation. They also remind us of the blood of the martyrs, the seed of the church. The red cross on the Episcopal Missionary Church logo symbolizes the same.
Jesus Christ is our refuge. The Episcopal Missionary Church is a body of Anglican Churches where the doors of each parish community is a refuge for all those who enter through them. Each sanctuary is a holy place, there are no outcasts. Our door is open to all!