The 2022 Annual Gathering of the Women of The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina will be held on Saturday, April 30 at All Saints’ Church in Florence. The theme for the day is “Shepherd Me, O God,” based on Psalm 23. Our speaker is Sherry Schumann. Learn more and register.
A Message About our Spring Gathering from the President of Anglican Women of the ADOSC
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!
As we celebrate the Lenten season, I always look forward to preparing for Easter. I love everything about this season – the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, the evidence of new life around us, the colors in the world, saying/ singing Alleluia, the Hosannas, all the Easter hymns …. everything! Psalm 23 has a hint of the Easter and spring seasons in it and has a special place in my heart because it continuously reminds me that the Lord is my shepherd. There have been many times that I have needed Him to shepherd me. As my shepherd, God shepherds me every day, all day, throughout the year. It is obvious that I am one of his sheep. My god parents lamb every spring resulting in at least 60 lambs. Multiply the number 60 many times and add in the number of mother sheep. God definitely has way more than 60 lambs and sheep. What this says to me is as our shepherd, God has a name for each of us and that He knows us and calls us by our given name. As our shepherd, He provides for us, protects us, and leads us beside those quiet waters. He is also our comfort, our guide and loves us unconditionally. When we stray away, He gently guides us back to Him. How wonderful is that! Even better, he gives us that “banquet” of love in the midst of difficult times. Because He is our shepherd, I trust Him and want to be with him always.
When you have time, I encourage you to listen to the tune ‘Shepherd Me O God’ by Marty Haugen which inspired me to have this theme for our gathering. Please enjoy this tune, but pay attention to the words. I look forward to seeing you at our Annual Gathering. Much peace and many blessings to you.
Your Sister in Christ,
Sunny Walker, President
The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina
View photos from our 2021 Gathering at the bottom of this page.