PLEASE RESERVE THESES DATES NOW!
This Sunday, August 31
8, 9, and 11 AM
Dialogue Sermon (see below!)
Sunday, September 7
Blessing of the Backpacks and
Feed the Hungry! Ingathering
Church School and
Youth Group Mission Trip Presentation (see below!)
Saturday, September 27
Preschool Dinner and Auction (see below!)
Saturday, October 11
Pumpkins Arrive! and Pumpkin Patch Begins
Saturday, October 25
8:30 AM-2:15 PM
Parish Spiritual Growth Retreat
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6-9 PM: PRESCHOOL DINNER AND AUCTION
We are looking for baskets valued between $49 and $201, donated by individuals, or by parish groups, or perhaps by two or three parishioners conspiring together to create an exciting basket!
Here are the latest Basket Donations— we're off to a wonderful start, thanks to these philanthropic parishioners:
Baking, from Martha Sutton
Cosmetics, from Elizabeth Hamilton
Exercise, from Sharon Moceri
Handyman, from Michael Ryan
Mexican Fiesta Flavors, from the Altar Guild
Poland, from Cindy Cheski and Scott Elliott
Spices, from Casey Kremer
Tea-Time, from the Ten Eycks, and
Zoos, from Ida Butler and Lukas Hernandez.
And this year, in addition to our delectable Pig Roast, Silent Auction Baskets, and returning Live Auction favorites—
like the United Center experience, the Royal Tunbridge Wells Flat and—
this just in: the 2 night stay in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!—
we have live entertainment by Ac•Rock!
Take a look at their Website: www.acrock.com.
Tickets on Sale this Sunday and right up until the Dinner and Auction!
GET READY FOR ANOTHER DIALOGUE SERMON!
For each passage ask yourself these questions, and bring your answers to the 8, 9, or 11 o'clock Practice:
1. Is there anything in this passage I don't like or that troubles me?
2. Where does this passage touch my life today?
3. What intrigues me?
4. How do I feel after reading this passage?
5. How is God inviting me to change?
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? "For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Youth Group Begins On Sunday, September 7
The Sunday after Labor Day, Youth Group resumes!
We have a whole new group of Middle School kids coming up and a new group of High School students as well. We have many exciting activities planned, however make sure to come for the first Youth Group gathering! We'll have snacks, games, and fellowship together. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Youth Mission Trip Presentation
Also on September 7, in Founders Hall after the Nine O'Clock Practice, our Senior High students who participated in the Mission Trip have much to share concerning their time in Logan, West Virginia this summer. We will be presenting to the congregation our experience of our week in mission. Please be there to come and hear about our trip!
FAMILY FUN FAIR PICTURES AND APPRECIATIONS!
Last Sunday's Family Fun Fair was a huge success!
Parishioners of all ages participated in games and activities, enjoyed an entertaining show by a local magician, feasted on grilled burgers, hot dogs and brats, and competed in our first-ever whipped-cream pie-eating contest!
Thanks to everyone who helped with the event, including: Kristin Appelbaum, Tracy Webster-Babcock, Andrea and Gail Bozzano, Adam Fishman and Annette Baez, Erik Thompson, Chris and Maggie Nodland, and the Schaper Family. Cherie Thompson
And here are some photographs of Mass on the Grass and the Family Fun Fair courtesy of and with thanks to Bill Foltz:
FARMERS' MARKET PHOTO
And here's a picture of Michele and Justin Appelbaum, representing us at the Farmers' Market earlier this month.
I do mean floors. We were able to strip and finish the floors in the Sunday School area, the Narthex, both Sacristies and the hallway outside of them. In addition to the kitchen, the storage area in Founders Hall, the Deerfield Road double doors entry and, of course, Founders Hall.
The wonderful addition of Barb Schaper and Nancy Buller to the regulars of David, Scott, and Mathew Schaper, and Marty Esgar (our leader and teacher in the fine art of floor stripping and finishing) created one remarkable day. In addition to Nancy's superior mopping abilities she furnished Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Donut holes for the crew. THANK YOU to each one of you. Jean Schwarz
PLEASE HELP THE FAMILY SUPPORT MINISTRY
Ishani Sinnaduray, Sharon Moceri, and Cyndi Millspaugh, our dedicated Family Support Ministry coordinators, are all out of town for the next few weeks.
We are looking for a parishioner or parishioner household to prepare, bring, and eat a light meal with parishioner Martha Sanders.
You can sign up for any day of the week— just call Martha and let her know when you're coming
(her contact information is in the Parish Directory, or get the number from Charlene Vanderhulst in the Parish Office).
As of this writing, we have openings for the weeks of September 8, 15, 22, and 29, and October 6 and 13.
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board opposite the Parish Office, or you can call Charlene and she will sign your name. Bill Roberts
In your prayers this week, please remember the sick, especially Marcia Bazzoni, George Furbush, Meredith Potter, Michael Hoffman, Tak Imamasa, Margaret Johnson, Judy Hopkins, Lila Lowman, Barbara Bishop, Ray Bukszar, Douglas Ten Eyck, Tina, David Ingram, Nicole Haley, Patty, Sylvan Hallet, and Judy McCann; and
our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and their leader, Dean Donné, for the Church in South Sudan and Bishop Joseph and Mother Alice; and
for the faithful departed, especially remembering Bill Theobald.