Church of the
   Holy   
 Comforter 

June 6, 2019


Weekly Calendar

Sunday, June 9
 9:30am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Worship Service

Monday, June 10

 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, June 11
10:00am Prayer Shawl Meeting at Earth Fare
 7:00pm Jae Mars Puppy Class
 8:00pm Jae Mars Handling Class

Wednesday, June 12
10:00am Dig Deeper Bible Study

  

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Pentecost Celebration 

This Sunday
June 9
 
We celebrate our Church Feast Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of God's Holy Spirit upon God's people and is considered the birthday of the Christian church.   The color symbolizing the Holy Spirit is red, so wear something red.


Looking for Volunteers

Come join us this Sunday, June 9 at 2:30pm to help decorate for Vacation Bible School.  We meet at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Rd, Augusta.

Babies on board!


We have a swallow's nest right by the entrance to the office and the parents are VERY protective. For the next couple of weeks, please let us know in advance when you are coming to the office and we will let you in through the upstairs front door. Otherwise you will become a target for the dive bombing birds. This is a stock photo and the babies are not yet in the fledgling stage so give them the time and space to develop.


PARISH NEWS


Comings and Goings
 
Administrator Vivian Vaiden is on vacation the week of June 10th. The office will be open by appointment only.  Music Director Brad Green is also on vacation this week.  Pastor Cynthia Taylor will be attending a church conference in Sewanee June 12-14 but can be reached for pastoral emergencies so we still have you covered!
 

Register for Vacation Bible School

June 10 - 14

 

We are joining with Church of Our Savior for Vacation Bible School (VBS), June 10 - 14, 6pm to 8:30pm. We'll meet at Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Rd, Augusta. Adults and older teens are encouraged to assist with VBS. Email Ayn Colsh at acolsh@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Please fill out and print the form below and submit to Ayn Colsh.  *Make a note of your child's t-shirt size on the form.

 

Picnic Pavilion

Despite the heat, we had a large group working on the pavilion under the direction of Ben Blake (who is barely visible in the left hand corner of the first picture). This is Ben's Eagle Scout project for the Boy Scouts! Also pictured are Bill Liebel and Julie Blake (Ben's mother). Thank you to Ben, his parents, The Holy Comforter Men's Group and so many others who are making this a reality.







Summer Doldrums
 
Summer is always rough on church budgets with so many people on vacation and Holy Comforter is no exception. Just like summer weeds, the church deficit can grow rapidly. It's easy to keep up with your pledges, even while out of town, by going to our web site (www.holycomforterchurch.org) and using Pay Pal. And at church you can always use the Square Reader in the foyer. And yes, we still take checks and cash!
 

Altar Flowers
Consider a gift of Altar Flowers for our worship service.  You may give the flowers in thanksgiving of a special occasion, to honor someone or in remembrance of a loved one. Contact the church office for flower guidelines. 


Daughters of the King (DOK)
 
The Order of the Daughters of the King is open to all women in the Episcopal Church. A daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service, and evangelism. We are all at different stages of our Christian journey - some have just begun and some have been on this path for a long time. But no matter where we are on our sacred journeys, our primary goal is the same - to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others. 

For those interested in joining the Daughters of the King, contact Judy Smith at judy_b_smith@comcast.net.
 

Book Club Meeting


Announcing a new book club! The book for our summer read is White China: Finding the Divine in the Everyday by Molly Wolf, available through Amazon. On Monday, August 12 at 10am, we meet at the church to discuss the book. Starting in September we will meet at the church every other month on the 2nd Monday at 10am. 



Questions?  Contact Mary Kelly at marykelly919@comcast.net or 206-859-8418.  
 

Access Your Church Account On-Line
 
You can now access your church account information on-line.  The link below will take you to our Church Sign-in.  All first time users will need to follow the prompt that says, "Need a Login? Click here."  You will be sent an email to create a password for your account.  


If you need help, contact the church office at 706-210-1133. We are happy to help.


 Download the Free Church Life App
for our on-line directory



Once you have set up your account (above), you may wish to download the "ACS Church Life" app.  This will give you access to our church directory on your phone.  Visit the App Store or Google Play.





VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 
Assisted Living Outreach

 


In the spirit of "love thy neighbor", Holy Comforter has reached out to a pair of our assisted living neighbors (Elmcroft and The Claiborne) to explore how we might partner together. Residents at both centers welcome human interaction through everyday activities like playing cards, knitting, singing, arts, crafts, movies, baking and even taking trips to stores. Interaction with children and young adults is very special, especially during Holidays (think, Adopt a Grandparent).
 
If you are interested in this new outreach opportunity, please let us know by contacting the church office or by clicking on here. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Fred Hoogland at 770-335-7942.
 
 
Providing Those in Need with Beds




ReStart Augusta is a nonprofit that builds and brings beds to children, families, and veterans in our area who are in need. We have an opportunity to spend a Saturday morning building and painting beds. No experience is necessary. We reserved Saturday, June 22 from 9am-12pm. We can all go out to lunch afterwards! Contact Mary Kelly at marykelly919@comcast.net or 206-859-8418. We need a headcount by Friday, June 7th.
 

WAYS TO GIVE


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

May Financials

Actual Revenue as of May 31, 2019
$123,600.94
Actual Expenses as of May 31, 2019
$160,276.41
Surplus/Deficit as of May 31, 2019
-$36,675.47


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE


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: Randy Davis, Eileen Knott, Chris and Adrian Graham, and Scott Weisneski
 
For those celebrating birthdays: Caroline Kimbrough, Joyce Shaw, Michelle Anthony-Hopper, Brooke Belair, Mallory Halterman, and Gayle Jolley
 
For those celebrating anniversaries:     Scotty Nead and Susan Porterfield, Bill and Sue Lesshafft, Loren and Joy Waldo
 
Thanksgiving for our partnership with Lakeside Middle School.
 
For the safety of all those who serve abroad, including Mariel Morgan and Alexander Abate.
 
For those who are homebound: Corky Angleman, Marjorie Sinclair, Donna Garvey, Bobby and Lorraine Banks, and Joan Jackson
 
For the departed: Cooper Nowell, son of Linda Bargeron
 
For all who have died for the Christian Faith and for those who have persecuted them.  And for all the faithful departed.
   

SERVING SUNDAY


Preacher/Celebrant The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Janet Byrd, Morgan Hooper, Matt Kottyan
Reader Jim Ellington
Acolytes
McKenzie, Mallory, and Max Morgan
Altar Guild
Patsy Porter and Karen Sheppard
Ushers Mike Bourque and Duncan Colsh
Pre-Service Greeters Kathy McLendon and Sue Lesshafft
Prayer Team Dory Reuter and Pam Coffey
Welcome Team Duncan Colsh
Vestry Person of the Day Mallory Halterman