CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMFORTER

September 22, 2022

Let’s include our community in helping raise money for Ukraine via our Baby Blanket Quilt Raffle. There are flyers in our church foyer that you can take to your hair salon, nail salon, barber shop, bank, or your favorite restaurant and ask them to display them. Raffle tickets are available in the church foyer or from Carol Kane (706-421-0558). Please help in doing whatever you can to support the people of Ukraine. The drawing will be on Sunday morning at church, November 6, 2022.


The Rector's Forum

The Rector’s Forum meets this Sunday, September 25 at 9:15am for a continued discussion and study of the Henri Nouwen book, “Following Jesus: Finding our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety”. We meet in the downstairs classroom. A nursery is provided.


Kids Club 219

Kids Club 219 meets Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the downstairs classroom. Each week we follow the liturgical calendar using Lesson Plans That Work from the Episcopal Church. This Sunday, we look at the gospel reading, Luke 16:19-31.


Follow along at home!  https://lessonplans.episcopalchurch.org/year-c/.

Worship Resource for this Sunday



Join us for in-person worship this Sunday at 10:30am. The service will continue to be broadcast live on our Facebook page each Sunday morning.

Service Bulletin

PARISH NEWS

Join us Thursday, September 29th from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Parish Hall for Dinner Church. We will enjoy a pot luck meal with good fellowship and the Eucharist. Sign up in the foyer to bring a dish.

On Sunday, October 2 at 10:30am, we will have our annual Blessing of the Animals. Bring your well behaved pets to church that day—that’s right—you can bring your pets to church. Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.  Following the service you can receive individual blessings for your animals.

Altar Guild is a "behind the scenes" ministry that prepares the altar for all services. No experience is needed, all training will be provided. The only prerequisite is a desire to become more involved in the church. Please prayerfully consider becoming a member of the Altar Guild. For more information contact Karen Sheppard at kshepp55@yahoo.com or 706-631-4399.

Stewardship "Kick-off" is coming!

Our 2022 Pledge Campaign will kick-off Sunday, October 9th. Our theme this year is More Than Enough, and reminds us that in and with God and God’s grace we always have more than enough to give and to share for the sake of God’s Kingdom.

The Holy Comforter Men’s Group meets Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00pm at Pizza Central, 526 N Belair Road in Evans. Hope to see you there!

The Book Club meets Wednesday, October 12 at 10am in the Parish Hall to discuss the book, We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg. All are welcome! 

 

The novel features three women, each struggling against over- whelming odds for her own kind of freedom. Set in Mississippi in 1964, it is the story of a mother with polio, her black caregiver, and the 14 year old daughter caught in between of childhood and responsibility. Each will find her own path to independence, understanding, and peace. A gift to all three.

 

For more information about The Book Club, contact Mary Kelly at marykelly919@comcast.net. 

Church Grounds Clean-Up

Saturday, October 15 we are having a church grounds clean-up day from 9am to noon. If you have a chainsaw, please bring with you. This is a great service opportunity for youth seeking volunteer hours.

Healing Service in October

On Sunday, October 16 at 10:30am we will have a service of healing. The Healing Service is a celebration of the Eucharist and includes readings and prayers specifically geared toward healing. The service will include the offer to be anointed with Holy Oil by Father Glenn. Anointing with oil is prescribed by St. James (James 5:14) to be used for healing and recovery (physical, emotional, spiritual). 


Laundry Love Outreach Ministry

Our newest Holy Comforter ministry: Laundry Love Outreach Ministry. We are looking for three volunteers to help on Wednesday, October 19th from 2:45 - 5:00pm at the Peanuts Laundromat located at 1931 Walton Way in Augusta. 

 

Holy Comforter will serve at Peanut’s Laundry on the third Wednesday of every month.  We are also accepting monetary donations. For more information, contact Pam Vanscoy at pvanscoy@comcast.net.


Upcoming Youth Events

Events in October:


10/15 Church Grounds Clean-up @ Holy Comforter [9am-12pm] - It's all hands on deck as we prepare the church grounds for winter. This is a great service opportunity for those in need of volunteer hours.


10/23 CSRA Episcopal Youth Pumpkin Fest Party hosted by Saint Bartholomew’s @ 471 West Martintown Rd., North Augusta, SC [5-7pm]. Pumpkin carving, Compline, Dinner. Contact: Meredith Holodak: mholodak@comcast.net or 803.634.9698. Please RSVP by 10/20.

 

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!


11/6 CSRA Episcopal Youth Y'all Saints Soiree hosted by St. Paul’s @ 605 Reynolds St., Augusta [5-7pm].  Crypt exploration, Saint's Bingo, Dinner. Contact: Kim Butler: kbutler@saintpauls.org or 706.833.8541. Please RSVP by 11/3.


11/27 Advent Wreaths @ Holy Comforter [after worship] - Youth are invited to join this church-wide event to make your own Advent wreath.


12/4 Youth Christmas Party @ Holy Comforter [5-7pm] - Join us for food, games, and a gift exchange.


12/24 Christmas Pageant @ Holy Comforter [during the evening service] - Youth are welcome to help with the Christmas pageant by serving as readers or helping the younger children behind the scenes. Contact: Mallory Halterman: mallory.halterman@gmail.com. 


STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
GIVING


AUGUST FINANCIAL REPORT


WAYS TO GIVE
  • 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.
There are several ways to give. You can go on-line to our website at www.holycomforterchurch.org and click on Giving at the top right hand corner. Or, you can mail checks to: Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Fury’s Ferry Road, Martinez, Georgia, 30809.  
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

For those in need of healing: Chastity Foster, Helen Waldron, Marc Mexia, Maurica Bourne, Cheryl Williams, Debbie Harrison, Annie Paschal, Jenna McKie, Esteban Celis, Gail Allen, Laura Leach, and Joy Waldo

   

For those celebrating birthdays: Brad Green, Debbie Sue Jackson, and Bill James

 

For those celebrating anniversaries: Duncan and Ayn Colsh

 

Thanksgiving for our partnership with Martinez Elementary School, The Claiborne, and Kairos Prison Ministry.

  

For those who are homebound: Loren Waldo  

 

For the safety of Steve Recupero and all those who serve abroad.

SERVING THIS SUNDAY

Preacher/Celebrant

The Rev. Glenn Palmer


Lay Eucharistic Minister

Carole Nelson

Polly Simon


Acolytes

Jack Morris

Emma Morris


Reader

Carol Kane


Altar Guild

Sharon Attaway


Altar Bread

Mallory Halterman


Prayer Team

Glenn Fulghum

Carol Kane


Pre-Service Greeter

Harriet Myers


Ushers

The Redding's


Vestry Person of the Day

Mallory Halterman

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