Sharpsburg

PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

Community prepares for Easter, Passover this week

The south side religious community —  both Christians and Jews —  are gearing up for a busy week since Holy Week and Easter as well as the beginning of the Jewish celebration of Passover occur in the same week. Christians’ Holy Week continues Wednesday through Sunday, culminating in Easter Sunday, April 8, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jewish Passover begins on Saturday, April 7, and continues through April 13.

Christian Holy Week ends the 40-day season of Lent which began on Ash Wednesday in February.
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Metzger preaches at Youth Day

Thomas Stearnes Fretwell Metzger, 14, recently was the guest preacher during Youth Day at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Metzger, of Peachtree City, will be 15 years old on May 4.

Thomas began public school in New York where he skipped first grade after the first 6 weeks. By third grade it had become too big a challenge to stay ahead of him academically and he was quite bored in school. He has been home schooled since that time. Read More»

New members will be received on Palm Sunday at Christ the King

The Cathedral of Christ the King (Charismatic Episcopal Church) will hold Palm Sunday services on April 1, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. New members will be received at the 10 a.m. service. Bishop David Epps preaching.Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at both services

On Wednesday April 4, Stations of the Cross will be observed at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 5, Maundy Thursday services with Holy Eucharist will be held at 7:30 p.m. Father Dan Hale, preaching. Read More»

Epps appointed to give pastoral oversight to military chaplains

Bishop David Epps of Sharpsburg

Bishop David Epps of Sharpsburg has been appointed by Archbishop Craig Bates of New York to provide Episcopal and pastoral oversight to the military chaplains of the United States Armed Forces.

Epps says he was led to a “personal awareness of my covenant relationship with God” by a United States Navy chaplain assigned to serve the Marines with whom Epps was serving.

“I seriously thought I was going to be a Navy chaplain when I finished my enlistment and entered college but, apparently, God had other plans.” Read More»

Faulkner anniversary

John and Blanche Faulkner of Sharpsburg

John and Blanche Faulkner of Sharpsburg will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 29, 2012. The couple made their vows to each other in 1942. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner attend the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

COS announces Lenten dramas

Each Wednesday through March 28, Christ Our Shepherd will stage a drama series, “The People vs. Judas Iscariot: The Punishment Phase.”

The dramas will be from 7-7:30 p.m. at the church. The audience will serve as the jury as prosecution and defense attorneys present evidence based on the Bible and tradition.

Various witnesses will be “subpoenaed” to testify, including Peter, John and Mary Magdalene.

Actors appearing in all five episodes are Dave Byers, Clint Barbour, JoAnne Pritchett and Tom Rehak.There is no charge to attend. Read More»

Recognized for service

Donna Turner of Sharpsburg and Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

Donna Turner of Sharpsburg, outgoing director of the Women of Christ the King, was recently recognized for her ministry of leadership among the women of the church. In addition to serving as director, Turner has also been active in teaching Bible studies to the women of the church. She will remain an active member of the Women’s Council. She is also an active licensed liturgical minister. A presentation of a bouquet of flowers was made by Bishop David Epps, pastor of the Cathedral of Christ the King. Photo/Special.

Sharpsburg man arrested in PTC domestic incident

A Sharpsburg man faces felony assault charges after a Feb. 24 incident involving a woman and her minor son in their Peachtree City home. No significant injuries were reported.

Samuel Edward Whitlock, 36, was charged by Peachtree City Police with aggravated assault-family violence and simple battery-family violence, according to police reports. Read More»

Epps, Gardner graduate from St. Michael’s Seminary

Shown (L-R) Bishop David Epps, Father Jason Epps, Deacon James Gardner, Canon Robert Wills. Photo/Special.

Two men in the Diocese of the Mid-South of the Charismatic Episcopal Church recently graduated with a master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary.

Jason Douglas Epps,of Senoia, who had also received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgia State University, and James Franklin Gardner of Tyrone, who had also received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Polytechnic Institute, received their master of ministry degrees in a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg where both serve as clergy. Read More»

Volunteers spread topsoil, word about organic farm

Workers of all ages dig in all-vegetable compost to prepare the field for Sharpsburg’s 180-degree Farm ‘Cropstock’ work day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Temperatures in the upper 30s and winds of 20-30 miles per hour on Feb. 11 could not deter nearly 100 people from six counties across metro Atlanta from helping with a variety of chores at the non-profit 180-degree Farm’s “Cropstock” volunteer work day.
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