Sunday October 6th, 2019 Proper 22-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.
CONFRONTATION: Jesus wasn’t meek and mild. You don’t publicly execute meek and mild people. You crucify people who confront the system. Life with Jesus then and now is 50 percent comfort and 50 percent confrontation. If Jesus’ words and example aren’t confronting you about how you live and what you treasure, then maybe you haven’t met the Jesus of the Bible. Two thousand years ago Jesus rode a donkey into the big city to let everyone know peace had come to down. Not a cheap peace or a false harmony like the ones we sometimes prefer. Not a “just let sleeping dogs lie” kind of peace, but a confronting peace that insists on justice and truth. A peace that won’t allow us to call darkness light or bitterness sweet. An incision-making peace necessary to drain infection. This is the Jesus who confronts us for love’s sake. (Matthew 21:1-13) For Faith: Bishop Rob Wright (originally published 11 April 2014) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MESSAGE FROM THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: Although part of our stewardship at Holy Comforter is to pledge our time and our talents for the work of the church, we may sometimes feel that we aren't needed. We sometimes take for granted that everything will be done -- that the church and the grounds will be clean and the gardens watered, that the altar will be set and hymns posted on the hymn boards, that someone will greet us and hand us a bulletin, that prayer books and hymnals will be in their proper slots, that someone will prepare and serve meals, that someone will drive a van to pick up community members. For the church and the Friendship Center to run smoothly, we need all of us working together. If you feel that you have nothing to offer, just ask, "What can I do to help?” SUNDAY SCHOOL- Starting in November we will be having Sunday school at 9am through November and December. The vans will be running earlier to give our friends who are coming from personal care homes a chance to participate in Sunday school. The curriculum is designed to reach a wide variety of cognitive functions and abilities so the "lessons" will be experiential. All are welcome. Reach out to Erin for questions. SUNDAY LUNCH: Thank you to Barbara Jamison and Trudy Caruso for this Sunday’s lunch.This summer Souper Jenny, who in the winter donates 50 quarts of soup a week, is providing a donation of water, bananas and PB&J sandwiches for Sunday lunches. This is greatly appreciated, but it’s not quite enough for those who have no meal on Sundays. If you are inspired to serve or augment a Sunday meal, please speak to Trudy and Barbara to see what is needed. It is so appreciated by all, especially for those for whom Sunday lunch is not a given. UPCOMING EVENTS: October 12- Plant sale and name your price art sale October 30- Halloween Party in Parish Hall November & December- 9am Sunday School