Parish House Construction – There are some issues with the air conditioning system in the Parish House; the front portion of the building does not have air conditioning but the system should be repaired by week’s end.

Vacation Time – The Rector will be away for a spiritual retreat from June 19 – July 2. In his absence, the Rev. Peg Buelow will assist on June 25 and the Rev. Tom Martin will serve on July 2. A clergy person will be identified for Pastoral care concerns.
The Minister of Music will be on vacation on July 9 and 16. We will have a substitute organist in his absence.
June 18, 2017, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6)
First Lesson:  Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Second Lesson:  Romans 5:1-8
Gospel:  Matthew 9:35-10:23

Lay Participants for June 18, 2017 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Gary and Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed
Vestry Meeting Highlights – The Vestry met for the June meeting on June 13. Items discussed and acted upon include: (1) the election of Gary as Parish Delegate beginning July 1, 2017 and Marcella as Alternate. (2) Financially the Parish is in good standing and income is approximately $2,000 ahead of expenses. (3) A discussion of the two Anniversary events and how to better execute the September event. (4) Reflection on “where the Parish stands after 7 years.”

Save the Date – We will hold our Community 375th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Sunday September 17. There will be a few things needed to make the event a big success. Stand by for more information.

Flowers – There is a new flower sign-up sheet for 2017 with instructions is posted in the Narthex. This covers the entire year. Please sign-up for your special two weeks. If you have more questions, please contact Lynn.

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: What is Confirmation? Answer: Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop (BCP 860)
This week’s question: What is required of those to be confirmed? Look for the answer next week.

Formation Classes – This week we will discuss our Old Testament reading Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7, “’A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah’ and ‘The Birth of Isaac’.” The following weeks our formation classes will be canceled until July 9. All are invited to join the conversation in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we sing the portion of the Psalter together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 116:1, 10-17 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 675, Take up your cross (Bourbon) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

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 – Jun 19 – Junto Pizza night; Jun 27 – Card Crafters.

Thought for the week – Mission: What would your week look like if you took seriously the dismissal to “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,” and did so because you had a mission to do and a message to proclaim and you were so excited you couldn’t contain yourself?

– Br. James Koester, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Mon. Jun. 19th         * G. F. W. C. Pizza Night (Parish Hall)
* Rector on retreat (through July 2)
Tue. Jun. 20th           * Boy Scout meeting – Parish Hall
Sun. Jun. 25th           * The Rev. Peg Buelow Supply Priest
Tue. Jun. 27th           * Card Crafters Meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
* Boy Scout meeting – Parish Hall
Sun. Jul. 2nd              * The Rev. Tom Martin Supply Priest
Tue. Jul. 4th               * Independence Day Holiday – Office closed
Sun. Jul. 9th               * Minister of Music on vacation (through July 16)

For Michael, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; Jay our assistant bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Gary, Jimmye, Kevin, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Karen and family, Opal, Aleck, Carolyn, Kay, Al, Barbara, Carroll, Michael, Diane, and Tanya.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Marvin & Alice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. Michael Curry – The Presiding Bishop
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Greg Anderson – The Bishop of The Northern Territory, Queensland, Australia.

The Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Arthur A. & Marie L. Kirk by Ann and Joe.

Anniversaries in June
Bert & Anne 21                     Jim & Margaret 26
Marvin & Alice 30

Birthdays in June
Sarah 01                    Leone 09
Jacob 19                    Toni 29 

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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