Notes and Quotes...
Luke 14:1, 7-14
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Our first meeting on Saturday, August 20 was a huge success. The relaxation we experienced lasted quite a while after the session finished, and we all agreed that it was something we really wanted to continue. It didn't take as long to get settled as originally thought, since we all were eager for it to start.
For those of who want to join with us, you will need to bring two pillows (one for your head and another for under your knees) and a mat or blanket to lie on. Our next session will be on Monday, September 19th at 6:00 PM, in the church.
- Annual Reports are Due: The Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 18th after the 10:30 Service. Chairs of the various committees, groups (DOK, ECW, Treasurer, Rector etc.), please write up your report and give it to Bill Smith by September 11th for inclusion in the Annual Meeting Reports packets.
- 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, August 28: ECW Meeting: following the 10:30 service. All women are urged to attend.
Wednesday, September 7, First Wednesday Pot Luck Supper begins at 6:00 in the Parish Hall to be followed by Evensong at 7:00.
Wednesday, September 14, DOK meeting at 6:00 in the Parish Hall.
Sunday, September 18, Annual Parish Meeting: following the 10:30 service. Each and every member of the Church is urged to attend.
Wanted: Back to School Items: ECW will be collecting back to school items for Woodfin Elementary School during the month of August. To contribute, buy any of the school items on sale in the stores at this time. If you would like to make a money donation, see Carol Reuter or Tonya Davis.
Thank You to the July Flower Guild: Many thanks to Gail Lunsford and Jeannie Penley for their time and talent used to create the beautiful flower arrangements on the altar, the organ, the vestibule and in the Parish Hall.
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
Choir Practice in the Church