The Small Church with the Big Heart!

May 31, 2018, Vol. 163

Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 3
Holy Eucharist 10:00

Friday, June 8,
Centering Prayer, 9:00a

Wednesday, June 6
Executive Committee - 9:00a

Tuesday, June 12  
Men's Group at noon

Thursday, June 14th 
Barbecue Reading and Bible Tasting

Wednesday , June 13
Vestry Meeting, 9:00a

Wednesday, June 20
DOK Meets at 11:00a

Thrift Shop
Sales for the week were $1,377 and we served 130 happy customers.

 Volunteers are always needed!  If you would like to help, 3 hour shifts are available Tuesday through Saturday.  Also need sorters and organizers on Monday.  Remember, the Thrift Shop is a vital part of the church, so your support is not only appreciated but greatly needed!  Contact the office if you would like to volunteer.
Please keep in your prayers:
Our Congregation:   Carol Lewis, Paul LaBrosse, Doug Howie, Charlotte Befay,  Carol & John Waller, Jeanne and Charley Keenan, Hank Mudgett, Zeno Weir, 
Our friends:  Nancy Dickerson, Bryan Rider, Rylee Hale, Jackie and Malcolm Tuthill, Laura Abernethy

Please help us keep the prayer list updated.  If someone needs to be added, or if someone is "all better" and no longer needs our prayers, please let the office know.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

June Birthdays:
Janet Gilmore (06-01)
Jean Ray (06-07)
Doug Howie (06-09)
Carolyn Vokes  (06-17)

June Anniversaries:
Jean and Gerald Ray (06-09)
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 3 June 10

Greeter & Usher:   
Donna Ellis & Jean Ray Janet Gilmore & Donna Ellis
Eucharistic Minister
Kenny Lomers

John Corbett
Warren Josephson John Corbett
Prayers of the People:
Donna Ellis Jan Corbett

Amy Ewald Priscilla Condon

Please note:  If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please find a substitute.

Advent now has the ability to send text message reminders of Church events directly to you.  
You can sign up clicking this link and follow directions -   Flocknote

Or you can use your Mobile Phone to join by texting   ECOTA to 84576.  

Enroll Today!
A bit of humor from Rachael 
on Dogs and Cats

Upon entering a little country store, the stranger noticed a sign warning, "Danger! Beware of dog!" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. 
      "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" he asked the owner. 
      "Yep, that's him," came the reply. 
      The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?" 
      "Because," the owner explained, "Before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
  How To Tell the weather, 
Go to your back door and look for the dog. 
      If the dog is at the door and he is wet, it's probably raining. But if the dog is standing there really soaking wet, it is probably raining really hard. 
      If the dog's fur looks like it's been rubbed the wrong way, it's probably windy. 
      If the dog has snow on his back, it's probably snowing. 
      Of course, to be able to tell the weather like this, you have to leave the dog outside all the time, especially if you expect bad weather. 
      The CAT

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
Paul Condit - Jr. Warden
Betsey Sullivan - Vestry Clerk
Don Lewis
Sandy Dorsett
John Linquist

Church Staff and Treasurer
Charles Tucker, Minister of Music
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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