Two Episcopal bishops will hold Sunday services this fall at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, a new worship community in Summerville.
The Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley Jr., retired bishop of Alabama, will hold services Sept. 15. His presence will mark a reunion for some worshipers. Parsley was rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Summerville in the mid-1980s.
The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, will preach and celebrate the Holy Eucharist at Good Shepherd on Oct. 6.
After the leadership and most parishioners at St. Paul’s left The Episcopal Church last fall, those who wanted to remain with the national church formed The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Summerville.
The community began nine months ago with about 15 worshippers. Today, about 60 worship regularly.
Services are held at 11:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 125 Pressley Ave. in Summerville.
Worship is the Holy Eucharist Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Christian Education for children and adults is held a half block away in the Timrod Library beginning at 10 a.m.
For more, go to www. episcopalchurchofgood shep-summerville.org.