Notes and Quotes...
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:
- Father, hallowed be your name.
- Your kingdom come.
- Give us each day our daily bread.
- And forgive us our sins,
- for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
- And do not bring us to the time of trial."
And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.' And he answers from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
- Christian Education Committee: If you are interested in joining the Christian Education Committee, please complete the sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. A meeting time needs to be decided upon to discuss plans for the upcoming year of Christian Education for our Youth and to plan a workday for the sprucing up of the classrooms. Joining this committee is not a commitment to teaching but teachers are needed.
- Wanted: Non - Skid Socks: ECW will be collecting "non-skid" socks for Emerald Ridge Nursing Home as an ongoing service project. To contribute you can buy adult non-skid socks or see Carol Reuter or Tonya Davis with a money donation!
Sunday, July 24: during the 10:30 service, Rev. Hanks will bless the plaques that were purchased in memory of Curtis and Shirley Owenby and Martha Pendley. The nursery will now be called the Martha Pendley nursery and the office/meeting room downstairs will now be known as the Curtis and Shirley Owenby Room. Thanks be to God for the example of living and walking in the faith these members modeled for this parish.
Sunday, July 24: ECW meeting following the 10:30 service. Plans for future "fun-raisers" will be part of the agenda. All women of the church are automatically members of the ECW and are encouraged to become a part of this active and vibrant ministry.
Tuesday, July 26: The Redeemer Book Club will meet at the home of Dennie Boettcher at 6:00. The book to be discussed is "A Short Time to Stay Here" written by Terry Roberts. If you are interested in joining this group contact Dennie at 828-551-7139.
Wednesday, August 3: First Wednesday Covered Dish at 6:00 followed by Evensong at 7:00.
Wednesday, August 10: DOK to meet at 6:00 in the parish hall.
Saturday, August 13: From 1pm until 4pm will be a celebration of thanksgiving for Bishop Taylor's service to the diocese. There will be many activities at Kanuga Conference Center including a service of Thanksgiving led by Bishop Taylor at the outdoor chapel adjacent to the pavilion at 3:30.
Altar Flowers: If you would like to place flowers on the altar as a memorial or in thanksgiving, please place your donation in one of the colored envelopes found in the pews and add it to the plate during collections.
Prayers: If you are in need of special prayers such as RIP for family members or friends, healing, or any special situations, please call Diane Jackson at 768-0044 to add your prayers to our prayer chain. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain, talk to Diane Jackson
This Week's Worship Schedule:
|Sunday|| 8:15 AM
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