Sunday March 14th, 2019 - 6th Lent-Lectionary Link Holy Eucharist Rite II - 10:30AM- Announcement Insert & Prayer List Join us at 10:30AM for a Rite II Eucharist celebrated by Rev. Alexis.
FUTILITY: We live in a tumultuous time. What corrodes us individually and institutionally is an abiding and advancing sense of futility! Does it matter? Who cares? Can anything change? The paralyzing toxin of futility is in the world and in the church. The saddest part of this futility is that it depends on willful spiritual amnesia. But, we have decided to remember the deeds of God from before and even now. What is alive in us is the familiar refrain, “Weeping turns to joy and seeds turn to bundles of grain.” New attachment to God’s purposes are our way forward. (Psalm 126.6) For Faith: Bishop Rob Wright 4/5/2019 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choir Practice after service this Sunday GARDENERS AT PEACHTREE ROAD FARMERS MARKET TOMORROW (8:30 – NOON): Tell your friends – they’ll be selling blooming perennials including woodland phlox and Solomon’s Seal, perennial herbs, indoor plants and plenty of tomatoes and peppers. Live music by Yusef Sharif and Chef Demo by Paula Seville of A MovableFeast SPIRITUAL PRACTICES SUNDAY SCHOOL: This Sunday we’ll join in the library at 9:30 for the sixth meeting in this Lenten series. Erin McDowell, our Candler Intern, will be reflecting on opening one’s self to God through Examining the Day. (As always this season, the class will be repeated at 6:30 Wednesday Evening. All are welcome even if you haven’t been able to attend previous sessions.) LENTEN ALMS: This week’s recipient is Atlanta Transit Angels, a local outgrowth of Abuela Responden (Grannies Respond), a group which gathered at the U.S. Mexico border in 2018, bringing attention to the crisis of family separation. Atlanta volunteers greet asylum seekers at the Greyhound Station several nights a week with fresh food, clothes, toys, and navigation encouragement for journeys to sponsors. “They get here and they have nothing and they are terrified. Maybe they were given a couple of sandwiches when they were released and they’ve been traveling for three days. . . If nothing else they have a welcoming face when they get off the bus.” www.facebook.com/AtlantaAboveGroundRailroadIf you are inspired to donate to Atlanta Transit Angels, please note on your check. Thank you. EASTER LILLIES: If you would care to contribute to the flowers on Easter in memory or in thanksgiving of a loved one, please write “Easter Lillies “ on your check and include the names of those being honored. You can also use one of the cash envelopes in the back of the church or email Liz with details (firstname.lastname@example.org) PLANT SALE: SATURDAY, APRIL 13: If you have been waiting for more stabletemperatures to plant your spring garden, the Seedtime and Harvest April plant sale is for you. We have over 30 varieties of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, and melons. Try a lilac bell pepper or a fiery hot little pepper called Datil; a Raspberry Lyanna tomato or a Red Rubin basil, one of six basil varieties available.. Perennial and annual flowers, indoor plants for bright light or low light,strawberries, everbearing raspberries -- everything is organically grown, and every purchase helps to provide a job for a gardener in our supported employment program. BAKERS NEEDED: Please get in touch with Marie (email@example.com) if you can contribute to the baked goods at the April 13th plant sale. SUNDAY LUNCH: Thank you to Deacon John for today’s lunch. If you are inspired to serve a Sunday meal, please speak to Trudy and Barbara to see what is needed. It is so appreciated by all, especially those for whom Sunday lunch is not a given. UPCOMING EVENTS: April 10: Spiritual Practices, Evening Prayer, Dinner (6:30 pm) April 13: Seedtime & Harvest Plant Sale (10 am – 2 pm) April 14: Sunday School, Palm Sunday Service, Choir Practice following service April 16 -25: The Friendship Center will be closed for Holy Week & Easter Week April 17: Tenebrae Service, Dinner (6:30 pm) April 18: Maundy Thursday Service (6:30 pm) followed by light dinner April 19: Good Friday Service (6:30 pm) followed by light dinner April 20: Easter Vigil (6:30 pm) followed by light dinner April 21: Easter Service (10:30 am) followed by Festive Easter luncheon April 24: Evening Prayer (6:30) followed by dinner April 27: Gardeners at Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market (8:30-noon) April 30: Friendship Center will reopen at 9 am