Church of the
   Holy   
 Comforter 

May 9, 2019


Weekly Calendar

Saturday, May 11
 8:00am Boy Scout Yard Sale

Sunday, May 12
 9:15am
Christian Ed.
 9:30am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Worship Service

Monday, May 13
 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, May 14
10:00am Prayer Shawl Meeting at Earth Fare
 7:00pm Jae Mars Puppy Class
 8:00pm Jae Mars Handling Class

Wednesday, May 15
11:00am Dig Deeper Bible Study
 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal

  

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Spring Term Ends
this Sunday
 
We finish up Christian Education for all ages Sunday, May 12. Thank you to the many volunteers who have given of their time to lead adult, as well as children's classes.  

Special thanks to Children's Ministry Director Ayn Colsh and Youth Minister Darlene Bourque.
 

Dedication of the Holy Gospel
 


We have retired our old Gospel Book which had been given in thanksgiving of the 50th Anniversary of Fred and Harriet Myers.  We dedicate a new Gospel in memory of Fred Myers by Harriet Myers this Sunday. 

Guest Preacher -  Sunday, May 19

Sunday, May 19th we welcome The Rev. Larry Jesion as our guest preacher and celebrant. The pastor, Cynthia Taylor, will be on vacation beginning the afternoon of May 12 - May 25.
 

PARISH NEWS


The Boy Scouts are having their annual yard sale Saturday, May 11th.

Come out and support the scouts!


If you would like to donate items to the sale, bring them by the church on Friday, May 10th at 5:30pm.  

If you have larger items to donate and would like the Boy Scouts to pick up your donation from your home, contact Philip Green at 706-877-2551.


Attention Graduates

If you are graduating from High School or College  this year, please contact the church office at 706-210-1133 or e-mail Vivian Vaiden at vivian@holycomforterchurch.org .  

We want to recognize your accomplishments at our service on Sunday, May 26.  Congratulations!



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.
 


Pentecost Celebration and Baptism
 
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. We will also offer the Sacrament of Holy Baptism that Sunday.   If you are an adult or have a child you wish to be baptized, contact the church office at 706-210-1133.



Picnic Pavilion


Ben Blake is building a picnic pavilion for the church as part of his Eagle Scout Project. It will be across from the church in the field to the left of the handicap parking. Thank you Ben!  


Vacation Bible School
 
We are joining with Church of Our Savior for Vacation Bible School (VBS), June 10 - 14. 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.
 

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.


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ADULT CLASSES
 
Adult Christian Formation

Sunday mornings at 9:15am


Rector's Forum
  
May 12:   In our final class, we begin planning for next semester. Bring ideas, topics, etc. that you would be interested in for next fall.
 

 
Parent Led Bible Study
 

May 12:  In our fast paced world, it's getting harder and harder to slow down and be more intentional, with ourselves and others (including our children). Join us as we explore the pages of Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist on our journey to embracing this messy, imperfect, yet oh so rich life we have to live. Facilitators: Mallory Halterman, Cheryl Spessert and others.


BLAST
Bible Learning Action Stations


Sunday, May 12: Fruits of the Spirit - Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self Control. As we grow in Christ, these attributes will be growing in us and transforming our character from the inside out.


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

April Financials

Actual Revenue as of April 30, 2019
$100,318.47
Actual Expenses as of April 30, 2019
$129,572.06
Surplus/Deficit as of April 30, 2019
-$29,253.59


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: Harriette Graham, Marjorie Sinclair, Ray Bourne, Vedder Jones, Sidney Morgan, Bill Dotson, Dennis, Pat Lewis, Jessica and Blake Harwell
 
For those celebrating birthdays: Marsha Varner and Beth Goolsby
 
For those celebrating anniversaries:     Bobby and Lorraine Banks. For the ordination of Cynthia Taylor to the priesthood.
   
Thanksgiving for our partnership with Lakeside Middle School.
 
For all our mothers in heaven and on earth.
 
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: Larry Garvey
 
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
Morgan Hooper, Amy Sheppard, Carole Nelson
Reader Morgan Hooper
Acolytes
McKenzie, Mallory, and Max Morgan
Altar Guild
Karen Sheppard and Patsy Porter
Ushers Mike Bourque and Duncan Colsh
Pre-Service Greeters Kathy McLendon and Sue Lesshafft
Prayer Team Robert and Linda Bargeron
Welcome Team Mary Kelly
Vestry Person of the Day Tab Carter