The Episcopal Schools Celebration Service is an annual event that celebrates the ministry of the nearly 1,200 Episcopal schools and early childhood programs throughout the Episcopal Church. This Celebration is a time to gather and give thanks to God for our school community and the Church.
The theme for this year is, “Be Strong and Courageous.” (Deuteronomy 31:6). “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Students in fourth through eighth grade will participate with other local Episcopal schools in a joint service on Wednesday, October 5th at 10 a.m. The service will be held at St. John’s Cathedral, located at 256 E. Church Street in downtown Jacksonville. Students and will be departing for the Cathedral at promptly 9:15 a.m.
Each student is asked to bring one item that will be donated to the Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. A list of suggested items is below. We are looking forward to this opportunity for communal worship and service. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.