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Church of the Holy Comforter eNews | February 19, 2021
We are looking for volunteers to help provide meals to longtime parishioner, Claire Hill. Claire has health challenges and is unable to prepare meals for herself. Please sign up online HERE. Questions? Please contact Katherine Longhi.
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Help us update our database by including your photos. Please log in to the database and upload a photo of yourself (individual, not families). Also, download for your cellphone the App called “Realm Connect,” giving you access to each other’s contact information on your phone. For "Realm Connect," use the same login you use to access Realm on your computer.

Please contact Peggy Miller for login information.
Thanks to the 22 Youth Ministry families that cooked the chili and cornbread for our Shrove Tuesday Chili Dinner and Ashes To-Go! Thanks also to Lolly Mixter for keeping track of the signups and providing the ashes and prayer. And thanks to the following youth who packed meals and braved the cold to hand out over 100 meals and ashes to 52 families: Sydney Coute, Colin Boam, Landon Grant, Nolan Grant, Johnny Nussdofer, Alex Nussdorfer, Graham Miller, and Seth Parcel.
Chili Dinner and Ashes To-Go
Chili Dinner and Ashes To-Go
Chili Dinner and Ashes To-Go
Things to Remember
Holy Comforter Preschool and Kindergarten Dining for Dollars
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, help support HCEP&K (Holy Comforter Episcopal Preschool & Kindergarten) by ordering To-Go from Fosters Grille at 138 Maple Ave W, Vienna. 20% of proceeds will go to HCEP&K! Then order desert from Nothing Bundt Cakes at 129 Maple Ave W and 25% of proceeds will go to HCEP&K! Mention HCEP&K at pickup.
Zoom Annual Parish Business Meeting
Sunday, March 7 following the Worship Service
Samaritan Ministry’s 2021 Next Step Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 20; 10–11 a.m. Featuring Emcee Yamiche Alcindor, PBS Newshour White House Correspondent. Learn more HERE or HERE.
Juggling, Yo-Yo Tricks, Gymnastics, Singing, Magic, Mime, Dancing, Comedy—All Are Welcome!

Holy Comforter's Youth are organizing a Virtual Talent Show for this spring and they want you to be a part of it! The talent show will help raise money for Helping Hungry Kids, a local non-profit. All ages are invited to perform. Please sign up online HERE to participate.

Thanks to those who have submitted videos! Keep them coming! Deadline for submission is March 8.
Pennywise Volunteers
A Lenten Request from PENNYWISE

We are open every Sunday Noon–4 p.m. and need workers to cover those hours. Sundays are an open time for anyone who would like to work for 2 hours and see what volunteering at Pennywise is all about. Click HERE to see what is available for March and April. Or to sign up for Tuesday–Saturday shifts, contact Helen Mertz or Mary Coulombe. This would be a great way to fulfill your promise of service for Lent.
This Saturday and Next Saturday!
Writing Workshop
Register by 4 p.m. Friday, February 19
Writing Through Troubled Times
Saturday, February 20; 10 a.m.–Noon

Feeling stressed? In this 2-hour Zoom workshop, learn writing techniques that can help you transform and move through stress. Register online (free). Learn more.

Register by 4 p.m. Friday, February 26
Sacred Scribe: Writing Spiritual Memoir
Saturdays: Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20; 10 a.m.–Noon

In this 4-week Zoom workshop, explore the evolution of the spiritual and sacred in our lives through writing. Register online ($40). Learn more.
Navigating the New Normal:
Finding God in Your Body
Zoom Yoga with the Rev. Ann Gillespie
Saturday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m.

This interactive offering is a combination of yoga, meditation, and God, tailored to help you manage your body, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable clothes and you’ll need a yoga mat and a blanket. More information HERE.
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Livestream Worship Service: 1st and 3rd Sunday
Pre-Recorded Worship Service: 2nd and 4th Sunday
Zoom Worship Service: 5th Sunday
Healing Prayers (Zoom): 1st Sunday. Learn more.
Men Praying for Men (Zoom): 3rd Sunday. Learn more.
Drive-In Church: 2nd and 4th Weekend. Learn more.
This Sunday
Church Entrance
Livestream Worship Service
9:30 a.m.

The service will be available on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Coffee and Fellowship Hour immediately following on Zoom.

Download the Service Bulletin.
Download the Prayer List.
Give online HERE (Select "Operating Fund").
Or Give by texting to 73256
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Men Praying for Men
This Sunday, February 21
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Men tend to be reluctant to request prayer for themselves or others. Ray Wadlow and Dan Harris will be available to pray with men this Sunday following the Livestream Worship Service. Your privacy will absolutely be respected. Join the Zoom meeting HERE. You will be in a Zoom waiting room until your time to be prayed for. More information HERE.
Coffee and Cellphone
Fellowship Hour on Zoom
This Sunday; 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Grab your coffee or tea and join us online for fellowship and conversation. Come talk about what's on your mind. All are welcome, especially newcomers, for Zoom fellowship—a chance to see one another and chat online. Join Zoom meeting HERE. More information HERE.
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Sunday Bible Study:
The Acts of the Apostles
10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Join us this Sunday, February 21, for the final class on the Acts of the Apostles. This is a chance to raise issues that may still be on your mind after reading and discussing Acts over the past weeks. The Rev. Ann Gillespie will join us to help answer questions.

Join the Zoom gathering HERE.
Meeting ID: 989 8222 5684
Passcode: 4ZAaFi
What’s Next for the Sunday Bible Study Group?
Jonah (Feb 28–Mar 14)
1Thessalonians (Mar 21 and 28)
Paul’s Letter to the Romans (Apr–May)
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Sunday School for Pre-K–4th Grade
This Sunday; 10:30–11:15 a.m. via Zoom

More information HERE. Questions? Contact Brynn Pacitti.

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Sunday School for 5th and 6th Grade
This Sunday; 10:30–11:15 a.m. via Zoom

Learn more about our curriculum HERE. Join on Zoom HERE. Questions? Please contact Brynn Pacitti.
Sunday School 7th–12th Grade
This Sunday; 10:30–11:15 a.m. via Zoom

All students will receive a Zoom invite prior to the class. If you would like more information about our Youth Ministry, please contact Denis McMullan. Learn more about our curriculum HERE.
Central Farmers Market Hours:
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Sundays, January–March
  • Navigating the New Normal: Finding God in Your Body - via Zoom; Learn more.
  • Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Companionship - By appointment; Learn more.
  • Grace Space - Tuesdays, 7–8:30 p.m.; Learn more.
  • Virtual Reiki Relaxation Sessions - by appointment; Learn more.