The Small Church with the Big Heart!

August 24, 2017, Vol. 130

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Friday, August 25
Contemplative Prayer: 9:00a

Sunday, August 27
Choir Practice: 8:30a (NOTE time change)
Holy Eucharist rite II: 10:00a

Wednesday, August 30
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p

Friday, September 1
Contemplative Prayer, 9:00a
Monday, September 4
Labor Day
Office will be closed

Sunday, Sept. 10
Stewardship Kick Off - 
Rib lunch after service

Tuesday, September 12
Executive Committee meeting, 9:00a
Men's Group at noon

Wednesday, September 13
BBQ & Blues Meeting, 5:00p

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Vestry Meeting, 9:00a

Wednesday, September 20
DOK Meeting, 11:00a

Saturday, Oct. 21
Barbecue and Blues

Mr. Charles Tucker 
Episcopal Church of the Advent's new
Minister of Music
We are very pleased to announce that Charles Tucker has been named Advent's Minister of Music.   

Charles previously served for twenty four years as the Minister of Music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pensacola.   Also, Charles has Masters degree in Theology and a Masters degree in Sacred Music from the Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas TX, and his wife, Mrs. Sammy Tucker, is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Pensacola.

Please introduce yourself to Charles as we warmly welcome him to the Advent community.

Many thanks for the tremendous support shown at our last meeting.  We welcome all of you to add your ideas and your willingness to help in the planning.  The next meeting is September 13, at 5:00p in Hovde Hall.

REMINDER - Merchant letters need to have follow up.

We ask that you not only present the merchant letter, flyer, and donation form, but that you talk to the people and tell them a little about this great event.  INVITE them to come!  We would also love for them to post the flyer in their place of business. 

Vendor sign up is going well.  We have seven confirmed to date.

The success of the event depends on YOU! 

The date for BBQ & Blues is set for October 21, so let's get going!  Lots to do!!
Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:   Jerry Fuller, Janet Gilmore, Carol & John Waller, Charlotte Befay, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Margaret Scott, Elaine Christansen  
Our friends:  Dan Olsen, Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Rylee Hale, Jackie and Malcolm Tuthill, Bruce Teare, Daniel Rosson,, Kimberly Morton, Eleanor, David Dylewicz, and the Cubbages.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

August  Birthdays:
Charles Keenan 08-06
Charlotte Befay (08-20)
Donna Ellis (08-27)
September Birthdays:
Carol Lewis (09-12), Joni McDonald (09-12), Audrey Fuller (09-20), Paul Kreamer (09-20), Miles Doolitttle (09-23), Warren Josephson (09-24), Buzz Lohmiller (09-30)

August  Anniversaries
Evelyn & David Long (08-10)
Marilyn McGuane & Bob Schwartz (08-15)
September Anniversaries
Kathy & Billy Cunningham (09-04), Martha & Paul Kreamer (09-17)

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 

August 27
Sept. 3
Greeter & Usher:   
Cheryl & Warren Josephson Pamela & Paul LaBrosse
Eucharistic Minister
Kenny Lomers David Long
Warren Josephson Evelyn Long
Prayers of the People:
Jean Ray Donna Ellis
Marilyn McGuane Sharon Paine

Please note:  If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please find a substitute.
A bit of humor from Rachael

 Week 5 of a series:  The Bible: Through the eyes of a child
Here's our version of the stories of the Bible if they were to be told by a child:

The New Testament"
 When the Old Testament was done, they started the New Testament.  Jesus was the Star.  He was born in a barn in the town of Bethlehem.  I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because then, when my mother says to me, "Close the door,  Were you born in a barn?" I could say, "As a matter of fact, I was."
Jesus argued a lot with the Chief Priests and Democrats.  He had twelve opossums.  Most of them were good, but Judas Asparagus was not.  He was so bad, they named a really yucky vegetable after him.
Jesus healed some people and leopards.  Then He preached to the Germans on the Mount.  But the Chief Priests and Democrats were mad at him and put Him on trial.  Pilot was too chicken to stick up for Him, so he just washed his hands.
Jesus died for our sins and came back to life again.  He went to heaven, but will come back at the end of the aluminum.  We can read about this in the Book of the Revolution.

So concludes our children's version of the stories of the Bible -   how these little minds 
interpret what they read and heard..  Hope you enjoyed it.

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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