The Small Church with the Big Heart!

June 8, 2017, Vol. 120

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 11
Choir practice: 8:30a
Holy Eucharist:  10:00a

Monday, June 12
Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:00a

Tuesday, June 13 
Vestry: 8:30
Men's Group: 12:00

Wednesday, June 14
HE and Healing Service:  12:00p
June 18: Father's Day

June 17 through June 27
Father Mark's Vacation

Wednesday, June 21 
DOK Meeting: 11:00a

Wednesday, July 5
Hosting lunch at Camp Happy Sands

Advent's Calendar of Events
Advent is Recording the Sermons on most Sundays.

For those who did not make it to church this past Sunday, we thought we would bring the Church to you.  So we now record our Sermons on most Sundays and they will be posted each week in our email newsletter, our website, and our Facebook page.  

For the latest Sermon preached please click on the link below.

Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:  Carol & John Waller, Charlotte Befay, Jerry Fuller, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Margaret Scott, Joe Dorsett, Kenny Lomers, Dan Olsen, Priscilla Condon. 
Our friends: Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Jerry Gogdell, Rylee Hale, Bruce Teare, Kay Clapp, Hoyt Massey, 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
June Birthdays:
Janet Gilmore (06-01)
Jean Ray (06-07)
Doug Howie (-6-09)
Carolyn Vokes (06-17)

June Anniversaries:
Joni & Mark McDonald (06-04), 
Jean & Gerald Ray (06-09)
Elaine & Albert Christiansen (06-14)
Cheryl & Warren Josephson (06-15) 
Leslie & Kenny Lomers (06-24)

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 

June 11
June 18
Greeter & Usher:   
Pamela & Paul LaBrosse
Linda & Bill Alumbaugh
Eucharistic Minister
John Corbett
John Corbett
Billy Cunningham John Corbett
Prayers of the People:
Kathy Cunningham Jean Ray
Audrey Fuller & Sharon Paine Marilyn McGuane

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

   Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban neighborhood. They parked their truck the end of the alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house, a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they checked her gas meter.
Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged his younger coworker to a foot race down the alley back to the truck to prove that an older guy could outrun a younger one.
As they came running up to the truck, they realized the lady from that last house was huffing and puffing right behind them. They stopped and asked her what was wrong.
Gasping for breath, she replied, "When I see two men from the gas company running as hard as you two were, I figured I'd better run too!" 

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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