Holy Comfort Box Program Begins This Sunday!

The Comfortable Word
Church of the Holy Comforter Weekly eNews | January 11 , 2018
Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, January 13
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Sunday, January 14
7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choristers (Children's Chapel available)*
10:10 a.m. Adult Forum and Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Adult Choir (Children's Chapel available)*

Wednesday, January 17
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

*childcare available
Holy Comfort Box
Holy Comfort Box
Registration Begins
This Sunday, Jan. 14
Starting this Sunday, you can register your young adults (18-24) for this year's Holy Comfort Box Program. In late February/early March each registered young adult living away from home (i.e., at college or in the military) will receive a gift box of "Holy Comfort" at his/her away-from-home address. This program is coordinated by ECW (Episcopal Church Women), in cooperation with several other parish groups. Bring your young adult's address with you to church and fill out a form to complete the process. Or download a Registration Form HERE to print and complete in advance. Return the completed form to the Holy Comfort Box table in the narthex, or email the information to Joni Langevoort. Questions? Please contact Joni Langevoort.

Lyndon Shakespeare
Farewell Reception
for Lyndon Shakespeare
Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10:10 a.m.
Our Interim Rector, Lyndon Shakespeare will conclude his ministry at Holy Comforter on Sunday, January 21. A festive reception bidding farewell to Lyndon, will be held between the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services on that day. Please join us McGill Hall as we thank Lyndon for his ministry among us and wish him God-speed.

The "purse" is a long-standing tradition in bidding our clergy farewell. Please send or drop off your donation in the Church Office payable to Holy Comforter with "Father Lyndon's Purse" written on the memo line.
To You All Hearts Are Open
Gestalt Pastoral Care
Register Now!
Opening to Grace Retreat
Saturday, Feb. 3; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Led by Alexandra MacCracken,
Gestalt Pastoral Care Minister
This retreat features Gestalt Pastoral Care, a model of healing ministry that integrates Gestalt growth work with Spiritual companioning and healing prayer. Gestalt Pastoral Care rests on the belief that God's healing Grace is available to us, and that God desires to heal holistically -- body, mind, spirit, emotions and social context -- in a way that is unique to each person. The cost is $150 for a full participant and $80 for an observer/intercessor. Register online HERE. Space is limited and participation will be on a first come, first served basis. Questions? Contact Alexandra MacCracken.

Adult Forum
This Sunday, Jan. 14; 10:10 a.m. in McGill Hall
Martin Luther King Jr. and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry -
Becoming the Beloved Community
On this Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join in a conversation on the intersection of Dr. King's vision of the "Beloved Community" and Bishop Michael Curry's initiative for the work of reconciliation in the Episcopal Church: "The Beloved Community is the body within which we promote the fruits of the spirit and grow to recognize our kinship as people who love God and love the image of God that we find in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation." Grab a cup of coffee and join us in McGill Hall! Read more HERE. Learn about future Adult Forums HERE.
Save the Date!
Lenten Quiet Morning
Saturday, Feb. 17; 9:00 a.m. to Noon followed by Eucharist (all in the Chapel)

Moms_ Group
Save the Date!
Ladies' Night
Tuesday, Jan. 30 ; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Holy Comforter Moms' Group
Please join us for a discussion on family nutrition facilitated by Aimee Davis, fellow Holy Comforter mom whose three "almost" grown children didn't always want to eat their veggies! This will be a collaborative conversation on how to create healthy food habits when life is busy and find alternatives to fill in the nutrition gaps. Please email Aimee Davis if you have a specific topic/concern you want to add to the discussion. Also, feel free bring a favorite family recipe to share! Light refreshments will be served during this event. All are welcome.

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