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The Comfortable Word
Church of the Holy Comforter Weekly eNews | August 10 , 2017
Summer Worship Schedule 

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II *

7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

*childcare available
Children's Chapel, Adult Forum, and Sunday School are on hiatus for the summer.

Readings This Weekend
Event Highlights
Senior Saints BYO Lunch
This Friday, August 11; 11:45 a.m.; McGill Hall
Our program will be a presentation by Pets on Wheels, a volunteer organization that takes comfort dogs to visit our neighborhood residents in long-term care facilities. The presentation will include some of the dogs who participate in this wonderful program. Bring your own lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided. If you would like to bring a dessert to share, please contact Barbara Fitzsimmons.
Washington Nationals
Buy tickets by August 21!
Faith Day with the Washington Nats
Saturday, August 26; 4 p.m.
Nats versus the NY Mets
We are getting a block of seats together. Tickets are $20 each. If you wish to come, please sign up online HERE or call the Church Office at 703-938-6521. Drop off your payment to the Church Office or pay online HERE (Select "Operating Fund" and write "Nats Game" in the memo line). Please contact the Rev. Valerie Hayes if you can help coordinate a carpool.
Shrine Mont
Get out of town, relax, and enjoy fellowship!
Shrine Mont Parish Retreat:
Telling Our Faith Story
September 8-10
Join us for a lighthearted Parish Retreat led by parishioner Tom Riley. With his unique humor, Tom will share amazing stories of answered prayer and invite us to share our own experiences of faith and restoration. Registration forms are available for download HERE and in the Church Office and the narthex. Drop off or mail your completed registration form along with your payment to the Church Office. You may also pay online HERE (Select "Operating Fund" and write "Parish Retreat" in the memo line).
Join the Shrine Mont band!
If you are attending the Shrine Mont Parish Retreat and you play an instrument, we want you to help with the music at the worship service! Any instrument is welcome, but guitars are particularly appreciated. Please contact David Kelley for more details.
The week of July 31 through August 4 Holy Comforter was transformed into the Hogwarts School and inundated with Harry Potter enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to the students who attended, teenage prefects and adult professors donned costumes and immersed themselves in the world of Harry Potter.
The list of people to thank is long and includes every single person of this parish who has been so supportive during the month and a half of disruptions and inconveniences. On behalf of all the participants of the Hogwarts VBS, thank you for your support, patience, and encouragement.
Last Chance to Sing...
The last Summer Pickup Choir date will be next Sunday, August 20. If you have ever considered joining the choir, your chance to try it out in this casual way is almost over! For this limited time, you can still join us in the choir room at 9:15 a.m. for a brief rehearsal; then sing at the 10 a.m. service. No vestments needed; no midweek rehearsals, no long-term commitment. Questions? Please contact David Kelley.

Gri-Abbot Family
Please join the Meal Train
for the Gri-Abbott Family

What is a meal train? There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy and less stressful.

You can view the Meal Train HERE. Please share the link with others.
The Pantry
Summer Collection for
The Pantry at Oakton High School
Ends This Sunday, August 13
Many thanks for your donations to The Pantry at Oakton High School, where students in need can shop for non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, and household items. Our parish and Vacation Bible School families have contributed over 700 much-needed items. The last Sunday to drop off donations at our narthex display will be this Sunday, August 13. Please see the flyer HERE for more information on The Pantry's needs. If you have any questions or can help transport donations to Oakton High School the morning of Tuesday, August 15, please contact Susan McGuire. Thank you for your support!

Sign Up for Friday EfM Class
  • Curious about the Bible?
  • Interested in church history?
  • Like to discuss theological implications of current events?
  • Wondering how your values and beliefs shape and inform your personal ministry?
If so, EfM may be for you. Learn more and register.

Reserve by August 20!
Senior Saints Tour of Virginia Tech's
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
& Lunch at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
Friday, September 1
$30 per person includes bus transportation, tour, and lunch. Please make your reservation (no later than August 20) by giving your check to Peggy Miller in the Church Office, made out to "Holy Comforter" with "Senior Saints" in the memo line and note if you do or do not need a seat on the bus. The bus will leave Holy Comforter at 10 a.m. Have questions? Please contact Barbara Fitzsimmons. Learn more about Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
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