CAPS Fundraiser and Parish luncheon – Again this year the CAPS fundraiser will be a Fried Chicken & BBQ from Captain Bob’s. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 and the cost is $12/plate. The Vestry has proposed we, as a Parish, purchase tickets and have lunch on that Sunday in lieu of refreshments. There will be a signup in the Narthex if you would like to participate.
            We have also been given 50 tickets to sell as part of the fundraiser. If you would like to sell some tickets please contact the Rector for more information. CAPS will receive $7.50 for every ticket sold so please help fund CAPS for the coming year by buying or selling tickets.

Vestry and Finances – Your Vestry met yesterday, September 18, and one of the concerns identified in the meeting was finances. While we are not in a dire condition there are some concerns about projected income for the year. If you have any questions about your pledge contact the Treasurer. Thank you for all you do for the Parish.

Vestry Election – It’s not too soon to prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve on the Vestry. At the end of the year we will have 2 people rotate off the Vestry, Anne and Leone. If you are unaware of the requirements to serve on the Vestry please contact the Rector.
September 23, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
Second Lesson:  James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Gospel:  Mark 9:30-37

Lay Participants for September 23, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy 
Lector:  Leone 
Prayers:  Kathy 
Ushers:  David and Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from September 16:
Fall Work Day – We have scheduled our fall work day for Saturday October 20th from 8:00 – 11:00 am. There are tasks that would be helpful for the Parish that do not entail working in the yard, including a variety of tasks in the Kitchen and other rooms in the Parish House. If you are unable to work on the 20th or would like to help us get a jump start on cleaning up please stop by the Office or contact the Rector.

Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 6:1-19). All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – We will recite the psalm on Sunday.

Church Quiz – Over the coming weeks we will have a “Church Quiz” as part of our announcements and e-News. All are invited to think about and answer the week’s question. Answers will be provided the following week.
            Last week’s question and answer: Question: Concerning the book of Matthew: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Matthew is found in the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles division of the New Testament; it has 28 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Micah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

Hospitality hour Sign-up – The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board; please sign-up for an upcoming Sunday. If you would like to help but cannot provide all the items for coffee hour/lemonade on the lawn any assistance, even a single item, will be graciously accepted.

Upcoming Parish Events – Tuesdays through June: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Sep. 24 – GFWC Junto Women’s Group; Sep. 25 – Card Crafters.

Thought for the weekTrust: Recognizing that the task before us is impossibly huge gives us reason to trust in God, which is a good thing; but the size of the problem does not excuse us from taking any action.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet
Mon. Sep. 24th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
Tue. Sep. 25th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Sep. 29th           * Fifth Saturday Luncheon – Salvation Army
Mon. Oct. 8th           * Federal Holiday – Office closed
Tue. Oct. 9th             * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Board Room)
Sun. Oct. 14th          * CAPS fundraiser – 12:00 – 3:00 pm (pickup times)
Mon. Oct. 15th         * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 20th            * Parish Work Day – 8:00 – 11:00 am
Tue. Oct. 30th           * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                                    * Fall Clergy Conference through Oct 31st (Chanco)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; Jay our assistant bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Bernice, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, Lynn, and Bob.

Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Alexander, Leon, Thomas, Alan, Sheldon, Elizabeth, Brandon, and Bryan.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Linda Harms
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Marian New; The Rev. Raymond & Mimi Nelson.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Tanzania. The Rt. Rev. Jacob Erasto Chimeledya – The Bishop of Mpwapwa, Tanzania.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our mothers Lucy Mae McCarthy and Zelda Wittenauer by Don & Marcella.

Birthdays in September
Bette 03                     Carrol 11
George 12                 Roger 14
Allen 17                     Virginia 26

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn        01

If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson
Home:  757-484-8409

Minister of Music: Roger Peyton

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