15 BC— What do you suppose that might mean? What might that signify?
PUMPKINS UNLOADING SUCCESS!
NOW PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A SALES SHIFT!
The pumpkins arrived a day late, but St. Gregory's was prepared.
We had an awesome turnout Saturday morning, receiving help not only from St. Gregory's parishioners, but also scouts and fellow parents of kids at Wilmot.
Some of our youth even invited some friends who were able to participate.
So the pumpkin unloading became a community event.
We made a new record for unloading: 2,500 pumpkins in 1 hour and 45 minutes!
Thanks to everybody for coming to help out and for being flexible.
Now let's sell some pumpkins!
SIGNIFICANT QUARTERLY MEETING THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, AT 10:10 AM
Our special guest will be Susan Czolgosz, the Diocesan Consultant for Ministries who will be working with us on the transition to your fourth Rector.
We will also reveal the latest Rector's Point of Pentecost Service Award recipient(s).
A PRAYER SERVICE TO HONOR THOSE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
On Monday, October 20, at 7:00 pm, Saint Mary of Vernon Roman Catholic Church will host this gathering.
It will be led by the Archdiocesan Co-Chairman of the Commission on Mental Illness, Deacon Tom Lambert.
Did you know?
a). About 1 of every 4 individuals has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year and…
b) 22 veterans commit suicide every day and…
c. Poor access to mental health was the biggest issue discovered in our recent health survey and…
d. One in 17 suffers with persistent and severe mental illness according to the National Institute of Health and…
e. Four of the ten leading causes of disability are mental disorders…
Come and Pray. Come to learn. Light a candle to dispel the darkness. Meet and share some coffee.
For more information contact Mary Wesson, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS BASKET SIGN-UP
There are still a few seniors to sponsor as well as families with 2-5 members.
I will e-mail you all the information you will need as soon as you sign up.
The baskets will be due to Founder's Hall on Tuesday, December 2nd.
If you have any questions about the process or anything else, contact me and I will be in touch with you. Thanks, Marilyn Knilans
MISSIONS BOARD NEWS
At our September meeting the Vestry approved the Missions Board's recommendations for these vital ministries (and if you click on their names, you will be linked to their web pages
CATHEDRAL COUNSELING CENTER: $2,000
To purchase a table in honor of Nancy and Dale Nichols at the Center's October 2 "Fabulous!" Gala, featuring Dale Nichols as a member of The Northern Trust Exceptions band, which is the evening's entertainment.
Cathedral Counseling Center helps people make sense of their lives during difficult times through professional, affordable mental health services. Cathedral Counseling fulfills its mission by providing psychotherapy and psychiatric services on a sliding fee scale based on income.
Experienced clinicians participate in the mission by contracting their services at a portion of the market rate. They also build and support the professional community through commitment to high standards, education, training and supervision.
MAGDALENE, INC.: $2,300
To provide 10 scholarships at $230 each for the October 12-14, 2014 annual Thistle Farms National Conference.
Magdalene, Inc. is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction, and life on the street, and it is supported through Thistle Farms and Thistle Stop Café, which sell products made by the women, and by donations.
At this past Sunday's Practices I wore the latest in clergy fashion to highlight this incredible ministry.
As I mentioned during the announcements, Ingrid and I visited the Thistle Stop Café, which employs these courageous survivors, just after it opened in the summer of 2012.
Since then the Missions Board has supported Magdalene, Inc., and Ingrid and I offered Thistle Farms baskets for this year's and last year's Preschool Silent Auctions.
I also voiced the hope that some of us might make a trip to Nashville to see this remarkable ministry.
Last week, Becca Stevens, who founded this ministry, led our Clergy Conference at Techny Towers.
It was a powerful clergy conference, and also a lot of fun.
Along with other Thistle Farms products, she unveiled their new jerseys (thanks to Thistle Farms for the first picture, Meredith Chandler for the middle three pictures, Fred Herlocker for the last picture, and Ida Butler for her video.
Taken in the Chapel at Techny Towers. Becca Stevens is next to me, on the right. The two persons on the left are wearing "LOVE HEALS" caps.
Heading to the back for the Procession after welcoming the congregation.
And heading back to make announcements after passing the Peace.
These jerseys were designed to be "anti-Selfies" with the face out of sight!
GET READY FOR ANOTHER DIALOGUE SERMON THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19!
Notice the questions have changed! Bring your answers to the 8, 9, or 11 o'clock Practice:
1. If you were preaching, what would be the first sentence or two of your sermon?
2. Does this passage touch your life today?
3. Is God inviting you to change?
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10:
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead— Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.
The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax." And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?" They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's." When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
In your prayers this week, please remember the sick, especially Josefina Scanlon, Judy Stevens, Diane Hanik, Bonnie Wener, Allen Hucks, Richard Babcock, Dick Hobbs, Maryellen Davis, Nora, and Judy McCann;
our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné; and
for the faithful departed, especially Clarence Millerschoen.