Farewell Reception for Margaret Peel this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

The Comfortable Word
Church of the Holy Comforter Weekly eNews | July 13 , 2017
Summer Worship Schedule 

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

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

Wednesday
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
Margaret Peel
Farewell Reception for Margaret Peel
This Sunday, July 16 at 11 a.m.
Please plan to attend the festive reception for Margaret this Sunday following the 10 a.m. service. Come to McGill Hall to share in party refreshments and a special sendoff for Margaret as she begins the next phase of her ordained career.
 
Farewell Gift: The "purse" is a longstanding tradition in bidding our clergy farewell. Please send or drop off your donation in the Church Office payable to Holy Comforter with "Margaret's Purse" written on the memo line. You may also put your donation in the offering plate this weekend.
Tom Riley
Shrine Mont Parish Retreat:
Telling Our Faith Story
September 8-10
Join us for a lighthearted Parish Retreat led by parishioner Tom Riley. With wit and wisdom, Tom will share amazing stories of answered prayer and invite us to share our own experiences of faith and restoration. Get to know each other better and experience the increased trust and intimacy that telling your faith story can bring. Watch this space for registration information coming soon.
MUSIC
Register by July 31!
Summer Choir Camp
August 21-25 and August 27
Do you know a young person who loves to sing? Don't miss this opportunity to introduce them to choir! Holy Comforter's Choristers participate meaningfully in Sunday worship from an early age, develop discipline, confidence and leadership skills, and get a great music education. And it's fun! Learn more. Download a Choir Camp Information Sheet and Choir Camp Registration and Medical Forms.

ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION 
Noah_s Garden
Interested in Nature and Reading? 
Summer Book Study Continues
This Sunday, July 16; 11:10 a.m.; Lillian Croy Room
Please consider joining the Stewardship of Creation Committee's (SOCC) Summer Book Study Group centered around stewarding God's creation at home. We are reading Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of our own Back Yards by Sara Stein. On Sundays in July, we'll meet for about an hour following the 10 a.m. service. Feel free to bring a snack, coffee, etc. with you. Questions? Contact Adrienne Stefan or Margaret Bain.
OUTREACH
NEW
Summer Collection for
The Pantry at Oakton High School
This summer we are collecting donations for The Pantry at Oakton High School, where students in need can shop for non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, and household items. Donations that cannot be used by The Pantry will go towards our next Britepaths client deliveries on Sunday, November 12. Download a flyer HERE for more information on The Pantry's needs or see the flyers at the Britepaths display in the narthex. If you have questions or would like to help with our November Britepaths deliveries, please contact Susan McGuire or Colleen McGuire. Thank you for your support!

CHILDREN & YOUTH
NEW
Youth Mission to Chicago
Check out the Youth Mission Blog and please pray for our group as they return today: Heavenly Father, guide these pilgrims on their journey home. Keep them safe in your arms and seeking you with every step. AMEN.
VBS 2016
Donations for Hogwart's VBS
Please consider donating the following items:
  • Shoe Boxes -- to have on hand just in case a student forgets to bring one in from home. We want to ensure that everyone has a treasure chest to collect, store, and take home their handouts and crafts.
  • Stuffed Animal Sheep -- for a new activity with Hagrid. No sheep is too small or too large.
Please leave donated items on the Children's Ministries table in the narthex or outside the Children's Ministries Office downstairs. Questions? Contact Linda Lee Malone.

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