Welcome to the Lawrencefield Parish Church. Peace be with you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ! We are located on a beautiful hilltop outside Wheeling, West Virginia, on Table Rock Lane about midway between GC&P Road and Cherry Hill Lane. The building is completely handicap-accessible, and hearing-enhancement is available. We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, D.D., Bishop.
Each year, every parish in the Episcopal Church is required to compile a report of statistics relating to attendance, worship and finances. The Canons (or bylaws) of the greater church require this. The reports are submitted to TEC (The Episcopal Church) headquarters in New York, where trends are noted and followed. They are also submitted to our Diocesan Office in Charleston. Financial figures are used there to compute the “Missionary Apportionment,” the amount that each parish is assessed to fund diocesan and church-wide programs and administration.
The annual Lenten Study Series sponsored by the Wheeling Cluster of Episcopal Churches continues on Wednesday evenings during March. Sessions take place at St. Matthew’s, downtown and are free-standing – you do not have to attend them all. Each program is hosted by one congregation and begins with a light supper. Participants may bring their own sandwich to supplement. Lawrencefield hosts, offering soup and beverage, on March 4, which is the second session in the series. Sign up in the narthex to help. Supper will be from 6:00 - 6:30 and the program follows from 6:30 to 7:30. The remaining sessions are described in the Calendar.
Fill empty slots on our sign-ups for alter flowers, the soup kitchen, and coffee hour.
Last month I wrote about humility. This month, in observance of Lent, I offer some thoughts on an even less popular monastic virtue: poverty.