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January 10, 2019

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, January 13
 9:15am Christian Ed.
 9:30am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Worship Service
11:30am DOK Meeting
 5:00pm Adult Confirmation
 5:00pm Youth Group
 7:30pm Youth Confirmation

Monday, January 14
 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, January 15
10:00am Prayer Shawl Meeting at Earth Fare
 6:00pm Centering Prayer
 7:00pm Jae Mars Puppy Class
 8:00pm Jae Mars Handling Class

Wednesday, January 16
11:00am Dig Deeper Bible Study
 6:15pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, January 17
 6:00pm Girl Scouts


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Changing of the Guard
The New Year has ushered in lay leadership changes. Judy Mellinger has stepped down as head of the Altar Guild; Karen Sheppard is now taking the helm. Judy Smith now chairs the Prayer Team, taking over for Jackie Pitts. And Mike Cox, of the Men's Group, is stepping down and Bill James is the new contact person. Thank you all!


Daughters of the King
There will be a brief meeting of the Daughters of the King after church this Sunday, January 13.


Cursillo Reunion
There is a short meeting for all who have participated or are interested in Cursillo on Saturday, January 19 at 2pm at the home of Linda Dinkins, 1038 Ardrey Circle Evans. RSVP at 706-755-8124.

Men's Group Meeting
The Holy Comforter Men's Group meets January 20 at 6:00pm, at the Rack and Grill, 3481 River Watch Pkwy. **Please note time change.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Our Annual Parish Meeting is Sunday, January 27 after our worship service. As part of our meeting we will have elections for two slots on the Vestry, elect delegates to our Diocesan Convention and approve the 2019 budget. Current Vestry members Fred Hoogland and Dave Blake are eligible to run for a second term and both have indicated their willingness to run again. However, other nominees are welcomed.
This will also be a celebration of all that God has done for us and through us in 2019. Nomination forms for Vestry and Diocesan convention delegates are available in the foyer or at the link below. A nursery will be available and a light lunch will be served.


  Pastoral Care Team Formation

January 30 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
I am seeking people with a heart for God and the people of God to be part of our Pastoral Care Ministry. There will be an organizational meeting Wednesday, January 30 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Questions? Contact me at - Cynthia Taylor





This is a national, one day focus on hunger that is scheduled on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3. On this day, youth across the nation raise money for Food Banks. Put at least $1 in the soup pot and bring non-perishable food. And thank you for your support.


Adult Christian Formation

Sunday mornings at 9:15am

Rector's Forum

January 13: Reflections on an African Mission:   Cheryl Spessert recently spent time in Ethiopia as part of the Three Rivers Mission. She'll share her experiences and biblical reflections as well as the difficulties that arise in trying to solve Third World problems without engaging in partnership.

January 20:  Conclusion of our series on Jon Meacham's book,  The Soul of America:  The Battle for Our Better Angels.  

Parent Led Bible Study

January 13:  This class will meet with the Rector's Forum

Bible Learning Action Stations

Sunday, January 13:  The children will learn more about the visits and gifts of the Magi.

Sunday, January 20:    Jesus Heals - some of the amazing way s Jesus healed and performed miracles as he traveled.


Sunday, January 13

Middle school meets from 5:00-6:00pm.  
Topic: Compassion and Acts of Mercy Part 2.  

High school meets from 6:30-7:30pm.  
Topic: Building Community-worship and serve.   

Both groups will meet for dinner and fellowship from 6:00-6:30 pm.  

Sunday, January 20

Youth group will have a Scavenger Hunt from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Dinner is provided.


You can make a gift to Holy Comforter in a variety of ways:
    •  Use the Square Reader in the foyer for debit/credit  cards
    •  Go to our website, click giving and use Pay Pal
    •  Make checks out to Holy Comforter and/or give cash  and  put it in  the offertory  plate on Sunday.
    •  Remember Holy Comforter in your will.
    •  For those with an IRA account, consider using your   Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as a way to give.
    •  All gifts are tax deductible


Persons remain on the list for two weeks; those with chronic needs continue to be prayed for by our Prayer Chain. You may add prayer requests at the lectern by the toy box. 

For those in need of healing: Raylin Lentz, Carol Kane, and Oliver Owens
For those celebrating birthdays:   Teresa Kezer, Tab Carter, Ellie Connolly, Gordon Prettelt, and Max Morgan
Thanksgiving for our partnership with Lakeside Middle School.
For the safety of Joseph Haddow and all those who serve abroad.
For those who are homebound: Corky Angleman, Marjorie Sinclair, Donna Garvey, Bobby and Lorraine Banks, and Joan Jackson

For all who have died for the Christian Faith and for those who have persecuted them.  And for all the faithful departed.


Preacher/Celebrant The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Matt Kottyan, Darlene Bourque, Jenny Frey
Reader Tab Carter
Brittney Kezer, Alexander Saunders, Grady Riser
Altar Guild
Heather Schneller and Karen Sheppard
Ushers Thomas and Ashley Saunders
Altar Bread
Pre-Service Greeters Julie and Kate Blake
Welcome Team Mary Kelly
Prayer Team Judy Smith and Harriet Myers
Vestry Person of the Day Steven Hahn