The Small Church with the Big Heart!

April 6, 2017, Volume 113

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, April 9 - Palm Sunday      
Choir Practice 8:30a
Holy Eucharist 10:00a  
Tuesday, April 11    
Angel Hands 10:00a-12:00a

Wednesday, April 12   
HE and Healing Service at 12:00p

Thursday, Aprill 13 
Maundy Thursday Service at 5:30p

Friday, April 14 
Good Friday Service at noon
Tuesday, April 18
  Vestry Meeting 8:30

Wednesday, April 19
 DOK Meeting 11:00a



The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday 

Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week as we live, learn, mark and inwardly digest the journey that Jesus made to the Cross which started with his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  This is the week to deeply experience what God has done and is doing for all of us through his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  

The Liturgy of Palms will begin in Hovde Hall.  Come one, come all as we journey through the life, death and resurrection of Christ this Holy Week. 

Last Sunday to sign up for Easter Lilies

If you have not yet signed up for this year's lilies, please do so this Sunday.  The sign up sheet is in the Narthex and you will need to indicate if you are dedicating the flower in memory of someone or in thanksgiving for something or someone.  The cost of each plant is $12.  Please make your check payable to COTA and indicate "for lilies".
Plants will be delivered on Thursday, April 14, and will be displayed for our enjoyment on Easter Sunday.  


New Look for Website

We have made changes to our Website.  Please take a moment to check it out.  I think you will like the changes.

Please Keep in your Prayers... 
Carol and John Waller, Jeanne and Charlie Keenan, Jerry Fuller, Hank Mudgett, Charlotte Befay, Margaret Scott., Nancy Dickerson, Jackie and Malcolm Tuthill, Byran Rider, Diane Weith,Cameron McLaughlin, Renee McLaughlin, Linda Antone,  Kay Clapp, Rylee Hale, Jerry Cogdell, Bruce Teare, Glennie Massey

Birthdays and Anniversaries

April Birthdays
Jeanne Keenan  (04-06)
Paul Condit (04-08)
Linda Alumbaugh (04-14)
Kathy Cunningham (04-14)
Kate McMullen (04-14)
Jana Graves(04-24)
Bunny Gamble (04-26)
Cooper McDonald (04-28)
Grace McDonald (04-29)

No April anniversaries
Ministry Schedule 

April 9
April 16
Easter Sunday

Greeter & Usher:   
Jana & Hank Graves
  Linda & Bill Alumbaugh
Eucharistic Minister
Cheryl Josephson
John Corbett
Warren Josephson

John Corbett
Prayers of the People:
Donna Ellis
Jan Corbett
Kay Lohmiller & Sharon Paine
Marilyn McGuane

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
Grandpa was always going on about the good old days, and the lower cost of living, in particular. "When I was a kid, my mom could send me to the store, and I'd get a salami, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves o' bread, a magazine, and some new blue jeans...all for a dollar!!"
Then Grandpa said sadly, "You can't DO that anymore.....they got those video cameras everywhere you look."

and one more......
 Larry's class were on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals.
One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.
'Yes,' said the policeman 'The detectives want very badly to capture him.
Larry asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture ?

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
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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