WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER
May 14, 2021
Ascension of the Lord (May 13th), Mural in Bristol, United Kingdom
CALENDAR
This Week's Schedule

Both churches are open for drop-ins from 10:00 am–1:30 pm Monday through Friday. The Rector is generally at CCI on Tuesday and Thursday, and SMC on Wednesday and Friday during those hours. It is always best to make an appointment to be sure the Rector is available.

Friday, May 14
5:30 pm Evening Prayer-ZOOM

Saturday, May 15
Vestry Retreat

The Rector will be on vacation from 5/16-5/22. Please call Nancy Mclaughlin at  610-688-1110 in the case of a pastoral emergency.

Sunday, May 16
The Rev. David Laquintano, Celebrant and Preacher
Recognition Sunday
8:30 am CCI: Outdoor service, in person
9:30 am CCI: Holy Eucharist with music, in person and online (live stream)
9:30 am Sunday School for all-ZOOM
11:00 am SMC: Holy Eucharist with music, in person

Tuesday, May 18
1:00 pm Bible Discussion-ZOOM

Wednesday, May 19
No Noonday Prayer

Friday, May 21
No Evening Prayer
CCI: Christ Church Ithan, 536 Conestoga Road, Villanova, PA 19085
SMC: St. Martin's Church Radnor, 400 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Both churches are handicap accessible.

CCI Live Stream link for all live stream services https://www.christchurchithan.org/live
SMC YouTube Channel to watch services, hear sermons, and to see music videos.

If multiple services are scheduled during the week on the CCI live stream, only the most current service will show. Later services will show when the previous service is complete.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SMC AND CCI GRADUATES!
Kaitlyn Tierney
The Alto Soloist at Christ Church Ithan, Kaitlyn Tierney, has been working on her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in vocal performance at Temple University for some time. She is in reality a mezzo-soprano.

Kaitlyn performed her final recital Friday, April 16 and has successfully defended her degree.

We may now call her Dr. Tierney. The recital was live streamed at the university. To hear and see it go to:
Catherine Piergiovanni

Catherine is at St. Martin's and graduates from Haverford High School in June. She is attending St. Joseph University in the fall. Her parents are Joseph and Amy Piergiovanni.
Chloe Wynn

Chloe is graduating from Conestoga High School this spring. She is at St. Martin's and works part-time at Kilwin’s ice cream shop in King of Prussia. In the fall, Chloe will go to Trinity College Dublin, where she will study English. Her parents are Kathy and Matt Wynn.
ROGATION PROCESSION—Bless God, Bless our Neighborhood at St. Martin's on May 8th
BOOK CLUB
The next Book Club meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, May 25th at 7:30 to discuss “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. Her thesis is that Americans’ current obsession with race is somewhat misplaced, for there is a deeper and more intractable system that hides behind the chimera of race, and that system is properly called American caste.
 
At the next meeting we will discuss if we want to take June, July, and August off and reconvene in the fall.  Please come to the meeting with several suggestions of summer reading for the group and a suggestion for our next meeting, probably in the fall. All are welcome! Contact Nancy Breitling (nanbreit@verizon.net) for the Zoom details.
ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year B)

This is the final day of Zoom Sunday School this spring. We will recognize all the children and teens who participated in any way throughout this pandemic year. They thoughtfully and enthusiastically prayed, shared their home lives, sang, danced, and interpreted scripture so we can share how God's Holy Word applies to our lives in present times. It took heroic work on the part of many adults to sustain this program non-stop from March 2020 through the summer and the 2020/2021 school year. This is an opportunity to say "thanks" to our youngest members.

Look in future e-newsletters and on social media for tips to walk with Christ throughout the summer. We can all participate!

Zoom Sunday School begins at 9:30 am Eastern Time.
Zoom Meeting Details
Meeting ID: 977 8051 9998
Passcode: HHRMatt
"Recognition Sunday" is May 16th.
We extend deep appreciation for everyone who helped our children and teens stay engaged throughout this pandemic, including Emily and Derek for the gift of music. Special thanks to the extended families who participated each Sunday, then also contributed videos and pictures for our pageant, helped produce the "Alleluias" on Easter Sunday, submitted recipes for the Souper Bowl fundraiser, and engaged in faith conversations outside of church throughout the seasons. We are all called to nurture and treasure each child as a gift from God.

Zoom Sunday School will take a break starting May 23.
BIBLE DISCUSSION
Jonah: The Runaway Prophet

Most people don't know the second half of the Book of Jonah. You probably heard about the belly of the fish with Jonah then eventually walking toward Nineveh. But what was next? Jonah tried to quit, several times, but with God giving instructions quitting was not easy. This book of the Bible not only reinforces how God can lead us in directions that challenge us, but also is a cliff-hanger. We don't hear the end of the story! So this conversation is your opportunity to have both an overview and to relate to Jonah, the recalcitrant prophet. All are invited to join us next Tuesday at 1 pm to discuss Jonah's ongoing struggle with God. You are welcome, and no preparation is needed.

Zoom Meeting Details

Meeting ID: 938 4282 6315
Passcode: martin
Or call using your phone
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
MUSIC NEWS
The Favorite Hymns Series

We will conclude the favorite hymns series on YouTube on Sunday. Each week the children and teens sing the "Our Father" and are sharing this favorite music with everyone on May 16th. The week's premiere is "The Lord's Prayer," with Emily Barth on the piano and Derek Anthony Wilson as the soloist. Listen on Sunday at 10:15 am—
PASTOR VERONIKA'S SERMON SERIES
You never need to miss a sermon. Just use the links below. These links allow you to listen to the sermon from the prior Sunday and include an archive of the sermons from past weeks.

Listen to audio of Veronika's sermons:

The Rev. Veronika Travis' Sermon on May 9:

A link to the sermons playlist archive on the St. Martin's YouTube Channel:
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
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