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Rector

Employer: St. Luke’s Anglican Church (East Aurora, NY)

Full Time

Closes: February 1, 2016

Contact:

Mr. Tom Forrest tcforrest@verizon.net

Job Summary:

St. Luke’s Anglican Church is a traditional parish in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints and located in East Aurora, NY. We value a bold proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, worshipping the Lord in the beauty of holiness and loving one another as He first loved us. We are looking for a Rector who will lead us as disciples of Jesus Christ and shepherd us as we reach out in love to our village and all of Western New York.

St. Luke’s was founded in 2003 by seven people who were led by the Holy Spirit to be an orthodox Anglican presence in their community. Early on they met on Sundays in one family’s living room for Morning Prayer. Within a matter of weeks, the pastor of First Baptist Church of East Aurora extended an invitation for the families to share First Baptist’s church building for Anglican worship services. St. Luke’s still makes its home there due to the gracious hospitality of that host church.

Believing the classic 1928 Book of Common Prayer to be the “perfect balance of Word and sacrament”, St. Luke’s uses this beautiful, balanced and Biblical form of worship every Sunday, accompanied with traditional hymnody from the 1940 Hymnal as well as contemporary hymns and songs. St. Luke’s seeks to embody the reformed Catholicism of classical Anglicanism through reverent, heart-felt liturgy and an evangelical approach to preaching and teaching.

An average Sunday at St. Luke’s will find multiple generations filling the pews for the 9:00 AM service. The parish is blessed with an abundance of young children, some of whom stay in the nursery while others attend the service with their parents. Some parishioners travel from as far as an hour away to attend. One newer family said that they chose St. Luke’s because it is one of the few churches in Western New York that offers both traditional worship and sound biblical teaching.

St. Luke’s has been blessed in being able to support a number of outreach ministries and projects that is out of proportion to its size. These include a bi-monthly Eucharist at an area nursing home, Lenten offerings for Anglican Relief & Development, making blankets for nursing home residents, a yearly Thanksgiving food drive for the Buffalo City Mission and the annual Glory Tree ministry during Advent which collects gifts and necessary items for needy families. This year’s Advent projects include a major fundraising drive to benefit Samaritan’s Purse, collecting baby items for a local crisis pregnancy center and making hats and booties for a local hospital NICU. Particularly near and dear to the parish’s heart is supporting the Magdalene Project in Niagara Falls which brings the Gospel to street prostitutes and disadvantaged youth. This support includes an annual back-to-school backpack drive and monthly financial support.

The parish has shared its faith with East Aurora and the surrounding communities by hosting a yearly Blessing of the Animals at the local dog park and has held two blessing services for first responders.

The members of St. Luke’s are also firm believers in the power of prayer and have an active intercessory Prayer Group ministry which collects prayer requests from near and far. In the past year special services of prayer have been held for the persecuted Church.

St. Luke’s is currently searching for its next Rector to shepherd and lead them in fulfilling the Great Commission. Clergy who are interested in applying for the position may send a letter of interest and C.V. to Search Committee Chairman Mr. Tom Forrest, at tcforrest@verizon.net, or to the church at 591 Porterville Road, East Aurora, NY 14052. See St. Lukes Parish profile: St. Luke’s Parish Profile.pdf


ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

PARISH PROFILE

St. Nicholas Church began in Poinciana, Florida, February of 2007 as an Episcopal mission ofthe Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, and by the end of the year were received into theDiocese of Argentina. With much of the original congregation still active, we are presently located in Kissimmee, Florida (near Orlando) and are in our fifth year leasing 3,000 sf of commercial space that serves as our sanctuary and parish hall. In 2013 we purchased a 5 acreKissimmee property, containing a barn and apartment, to construct a new church and parish hall.The barn and apartment will remain. We have completed county site plan approval and are presently raising funds to begin construction.

Our budget includes a full time priest with housing allowance, building lease, property mortgage and upkeep, outreach projects, and a full tithe to the Missionary Diocese of All Saints.

St. Nicholas Church is an orthodox Anglican parish, member of the Anglican Church in NorthAmerica, Missionary Diocese of All Saints, and active member of Forward In Faith North America. We worship from the 1979 prayer book, 1982 hymnal, and Lift Every Voice and Sing hymnal. Some other parish organizations we maintain are a chapter of the Daughters of the Holy Cross and Brotherhood of St. Andrews.

We are presently searching to replace our priest, who is retiring, with an orthodox Anglican priest who presently is or will become a member of Forward in Faith.

If you feel a calling to become our priest, please contact us through the contact information listed

Thank you and God Bless!

Charles Secord

cdsecord@yahoo.com

Cell: (863) 325 5424

John Olson

John@olsonconstruction.org

Cell: (863) 287 1674

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