The Small Church with the Big Heart!

June 29, 2017, Vol. 123

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 2
Choir practice: 8:30a
Holy Eucharist:  10:00a

Monday, July 3
Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:00a

Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Office will be closed
Wednesday, July 5
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p
Hosting lunch at Camp Happy Sands
Tuesday, July 11
Executive Committee 8:30a
Men's Group at noon

Tuesday, July 18
Vestry Meeting 8:30a

Wednesday, July 19
DOK Meeting 11:00a

Friday, August 18
Women at the Well Concert TBD

Advent's Calendar of Events
Women at the Well Musical Presentation performed by
      B & B on the Rock
Friday, August 18th at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Please save the date!

About Women at the Well
Women at the Well is a musical meditation, a concert, and an experience: A collection of songs written from the points of view of some of Christ's women disciples.  Since the inception of the program in 2000, musicians/songwriters Brenda DeKeyzer Lowry and Joshua "Bubba" Murrell have presented their original music in churches, parish halls, private homes, retreats and beyond.  They perform as B & B on the Rock.
Who were the women who followed Christ? Mary sings her baby to sleep and sings of the Universal Miracle of Birth. The woman whose faith led her to touch Christ's cloak to receive healing shares her discovery of the power of love.  The adulterous woman who was to have been stoned recognizes what real love is.  The unnamed woman who baked the bread for the Last Supper shows us how all gifts are important, and we are all miracles. You will hear from the woman at the well in a blues song as well as from the women waiting at the cross.
These disciples, and many others, tell their story through song. Some are quietly contemplative; others elicit laughs and the urge to dance along. All encourage introspection, thought, and a realization that we have a lot in common with these women of 2,000 years ago.
Walk the path with us and enjoy the music of B & B on the Rock as they present Women at the Well at Advent Church, Friday August 18.
For more information on this musical presentation by B & B on the Rock please visit their website at:
COTA Hosting Lunch at Camp Happy Sands  (located at Johnson Beach)
Wednesday, July 5

It has become an annual tradition -providing lunch for the campers at Camp Happy Sands.
If you are not familiar with this camp, it is for under-priviledged children to get away and experience camp life and the beach - an experience they may not otherwise have.

We will be serving Domino's Pizza for lunch, as well as providing snacks for the children to enjoy throughout the day.

We encourage you to make a donation to fund the lunch, as well as volunteering to help serve the lunch.  Checks may be made out to COTA and marked for Camp Happy Sands.  Volunteers may contact the office or call Carolyn Eiland at 251-962-4999.

Please come and help if you can.  Carolyn Eiland is the contact person.  Her phone number is 251-962-4999.  We greatly appreciate your support!
Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:  Jerry Fuller, Janet Gilmore, Carol & John Waller, Charlotte Befay, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Margaret Scott, Joe Dorsett,  Priscilla Condon. 
Our friends: Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Jerry Gogdell, Rylee Hale, Bruce Teare, Daniel Rosson, Sara Jane Mitchell, Kimberly Morton, the Fishburn family, Scott and Casey Ellyson, and the Cubbages.

(Note:  As a new month comes in, please review the Prayer List and advise the office of anyone who can now be removed, or of anyone you would like to add.)
Birthdays and Anniversaries
July Birthdays:
Linda Weaver-Melton (07-01)
Keith Moore (07-07)
Evelyn Long (07-11)
Charles McDonald (07-16)
Don Lewis (07-18)
Hazen Mudgett (07-23)
Lauren Moore (07-28)

July Anniversaries
Donna & Dennis Ellis (07-02)

If you have a birthday and/or anniversary that you would like us to recognize, please get the information to the office.  Just call 251-961-2505.
Ministry Schedule 

July 2
July 9
Greeter & Usher:   
Paul Condit Pamela & Paul LaBrosse
Eucharistic Minister
David Long Kenny Lomers
Evelyn Long Billy Cunningham
Prayers of the People:
Donna Ellis Kathy Cunningham
Sharon Paine & Paul Condit Marilyn McGuane

Please note:  If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please find a substitute.
A bit of humor from Rachael
Helpful Prayer
Billy had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he had thought it over and then said a prayer. "Fine", said the pleased mother. "If you ask God to help you not misbehave, He will help you."
 "Oh, I didn't ask Him to help me not misbehave," said Johnny. "I asked Him to help you put up with me."


The Mission Statement of the Episcopal Church of the Advent is to provide opportunities for worship, fellowship, joy, spiritual growth and community service, all for the love of God.

Vestry, Church Staff and Diocese

Jean Ray - Sr. Warden
Kenny Lomers - Jr. Warden
Kathy Cunningham - Vestry Clerk
Don Lewis
Gloria Sims
Sandy Dorsett

Church Staff and Treasurer
Rachael Johnston - Parish Administrator
Cheryl Josephson, Treasurer
The Rev. Mark W. McDonald - Vicar

Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
The Rt. Rev. J. Russell Kendrick

Episcopal Church of the Advent | 12099 County Road 99, Lillian AL 36549  | 251-961-2505 | |
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