The Small Church with the Big Heart!

May 19, 2017, Vol. 117

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 21
Choir practice: 8:30a
Holy Eucharist:  10:00a

Monday, May 22
Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:00a

Tuesday, May 22  
Angel Hands 10:00a

Wednesday, May 24
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p
Sunday, May 28
Special memorial day music by choir  at 10:00a Eucharist

Thursday, June 1
  Sharing Faith Dinners

Tuesday, June 6
Vestry Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 13
Vestry Meeting: 8:30p

Advent's Calendar of Events
New Contemplative Prayer Group -  Mondays at 11:00 A.M

Advent is pleased to announce the formation of a new prayer group that will help all who regularly attend learn and grow through the intentional practice of contemplative prayer.

Mark and Martha are jointly starting this group and we sincerely hope you will join us in the foyer of the main church building every Monday at 11:00 A.M.  

At each prayer meeting we will.
-  Opening prayer
-  Short reading concerning contemplative prayer. 
-   Read from Scripture or Meditation. - Lectio Divinia 
-  20 minutes of silence - listening for Christ's Word and activity in our lives.
-  Follow up, Discussion and motivation if needed.
-  Blessing and Dismisal

Also, we will be finishing around lunch time and I hope that this group goes and break bread together from time to time.

Please join us at 11:00 A.M. every Monday.

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. 

Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:  Carol & John Waller, Charlotte Befay, Jerry Fuller, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Margaret Scott, Priscilla Condon.  Our friends: Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Jerry Gogdell, Rylee Hale, Bruce Teare, Kay Clapp, Glennie Massey, Daniel Rosson, and the Cubbages.
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 21
May 28
Greeter & Usher:   
Linda & Bill Alumbaugh
Cheryl & Warren Josephson
Eucharistic Minister
John Corbett
Kenny Lomers
John Corbett
Warren Josephson
Prayers of the People:
Jan Corbett
Cheryl Josephson
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

    A business man was interviewing applicants for the position of divisional manager. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable person for the job. He asked each applicant the question, "What is two and two?"  
    The first interviewee was a journalist. His answer was "Twenty-two."  
    The second applicant was an engineer. He pulled out a slide rule and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001.  
    The next person was a lawyer. He stated that in the case of Jenkins v. Commr of Stamp Duties, two and two was proven to be four.  
    The last applicant was an accountant. The business man asked him, "How much is two and two?"  
    The accountant got up from his chair, went over to the door and closed it then came back and sat down. He leaned across the desk and said in a low voice....  
    "How much do you want it to be?"  
    He got the job.

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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