The Small Church with the Big Heart!

May 4, 2017, Vol. 116

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 7
Choir practice: 8:30a
Holy Eucharist:  10:00a

Tuesday, May 9    
Executive Committee: 8:00a
Angel Hands 10:00a
Men's Group at noon

Wednesday, May 10
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p

Friday, May 12
Episcopal Night at the Ball Park, Pensacola Blue Wahoos:  530p

Saturday, May 13  
Gathering at the home of Doug Howie (see below)

Sunday, May 14  
Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 16 
Vestry 8:30a

Wednesday, May 17 
DOK Meeting 11:00a

Advent's Calendar of Events

Sharing Faith Dinner at Advent- June 1st - Save the Date

Priscilla Condon is Advent's Coordinator for this event.  Save the date and be on the look for more details as June 1st draws near. 

Check out Spring at Advent
When you arrive at the Church on Sunday, please notice past year's Easter Lilies in the front gravel driveway.  The lilies are beginning to bloom and look beautiful.  If you would like to donate your Easter Lily this year to add to this year-after-year beauty, feel free to "dig a hole" and plant it among the ones already established.
Let's have a party!

Everyone is invited!
When:  Saturday, May 13, from 5:00 to 7:30
Where:  The home of Doug Howie located at 14645 Innerarity Point Rd., Pensacola (waterfront on the intracoastal). 

Directions: from Lillian, take Bauer Rd. to right turn onto Sorrento Rd., then turn right at red light onto Innerarity Rd (CVS on corner, Publix on left) and travel 1.9 mi. to two driveways on the left where someone will help you park.

Wine and cheese will be served.   Comfy casual dress.
Please RSVP to the church office at 251-261-2505 (Monday through Thursday 9:00 to 1:00) or call Doug at 850-492-0354.

Advent's Finances Through March 30, 2017


March Actual
March Budget
YTD Actual
YTD Budget
$25,617 $17,821 $97,253
$15,223 $19,476 $77,014 $50,928
Fund Balances 

Operating Account:         $16,042
Thrift Shop:                      $11,178
Building Fund:                 $20,839
Special Events:                $7,637
Memorial Fund:                $7885
Building Maintenance:    $3,201
ECW Fund:                       $12,983
Outreach Fund:                $1,710
Total Fund Balance:        $81,476

These numbers are from the Treasurer's report given the April 18, 2017 Vestry Meeting.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

May Birthdays
Priscilla Condon  (05-08)

Haden & Tim Tirey (05-06)

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 

May 7
May 14
Greeter & Usher:   
Janet Gilmore & Donna Ellis
 Pamela & Paul LaBrosse
Eucharistic Minister
David Long
Cheryl Josephson
Evelyn Long
Warren Josephson
Prayers of the People:
Donna Ellis
Jean Ray
Sharon Paine/Janet Gilmore
Audrey Fuller

Please note:  If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please find a substitute or call the office.
A Bit of Humor from Rachael
Wired for sound
Back in the days before many churches had wireless microphones, a preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mic, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mic cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered,"If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"
  Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.
 Looking up, he asks the Lord. "God, what does a million years mean to you?"  The Lord replies, "A minute."   Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?   
The Lord replies, "A penny."   
Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"   
The Lord replies, "In a minute."   

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
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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