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Sunday Evening Service to begin this fall
“So, what is this Sunday evening service that we will begin in the Fall?” some may be asking. Well, allow me to share a few thoughts. Earlier this year, I formed a committee of persons (Vestry members + five other parish volunteers) who met on three occasions (February, March, and April) to pray and to converse, with a view to discerning what the Lord may be asking us concretely to do as we move forward. One of the ministries that emerged from this discernment (“Moving Forward: Parish Visioning and Planning”) is a Sunday Evening Service. Continue reading for more information.
Looking for a Facebook Page Manager
Allison Porter has been managing the Parish's Facebook Page for some time and now is no longer able to do so. Her husband, Patrick, has accepted a new position in Savannah, Georgia and they will be moving very soon.
Many thanks to Allison who has put a lot of time and effort into our Facebook presence.
If you are interested in seeing if this may be a good fit for you, please contact Susan Hawfield.
From the Desk of Father Dominique
"WOMAN, YOU ARE SET FREE FROM YOUR AILMENT."
These are Jesus' words in this Sunday's gospel (Luke 13:10-17) to a woman who appeared as he was teaching in the synagogue. She had been crippled for eighteen years, and was unable to stand erect. She enters the scene, and says nothing. She requests nothing. She simply appears. And Jesus responds.
Woody Allen is credited with saying, "showing up is 80 percent of life". The same holds largely true in the spiritual life: "showing up is 80 percent of life with God". If we simply show up, if we are faithful in this way, Jesus responds. Jesus sets us free. Such is the nature of divine love. This may sound too good to be true. Let's just say that it is good and it is true.
To read more of Father Dominique's letters to us click here.
Mark your calendars for these events in late Summer and the Fall
Sunday, August 28: Nationals Outing
Saturday, September 3: “Paint the Undercroft” party (tentative)
Saturday, September 17: Newcomers Day—anyone new, new-ish, new-er, anyone who has arrived in the past year, or perhaps over a year ago but is still getting his/her bearings, please join us for a day of theological inquiry, fellowship, prayer, and joy in the Lord.
Sunday, September 18: Sunday Evening Service
Sunday, September 25: Coffee Hour Lecture: The Ministry of Deacon, Deacon Fred
Sunday, October 2: Sunday Evening Service
Saturday, October 8: Blessing of Animals
Sunday, October 16, Coffee Hour lecture: The Beauty of the Liturgy, Professor James W. Farwell, Professor of Liturgy at V.T.S.
Saturday, October 22: Parish Hike
Monday, November 14: Theology Uncorked
Saturday, December 3: Advent Quiet Day (at St. Anslem’s Abbey)
Wednesday, December 14: Messiah, by George Frideric Handel