The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
July 19, 2020
 
"We invite everyone to share communion around God's altar. 
We strive to be a welcoming and relevant Christian community doing what matters through prayer, worship, teaching, outreach, fellowship, and service.  
 
We will demonstrate the real life application of scripture, tradition, and
reason by providing a safe place to respond to each other's needs,   
hurts, joys, and interests." 
 
Resurrection Episcopal Church
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-865-9680

www.resurrectionsautee.com

 

"The Episcopal Church in White County"

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In This Issue
Pastoral Care Corner
Vestry Letter
Church Workday
Nonnemakers' New Address
2020 Annual Giving
Women's Bible Study
Youth Blurb
Prayers of the People
   

Sunday, July 19
Video worship emailed

Tuesday, July 21
10:00 Exercise Class

Wednesday, July 22
7:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, July 23
7:30  Youth Check-in & Debriefing by  Zoom Online

Friday, July 24
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Sunday,
July 19, 2020
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Genesis 28:10-19a

Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23

Second Lesson
Romans 8:12-25

Gospel
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
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8:15 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice

10:30 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice
Resurrection  Cycle of  Prayer
 
7/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger
    
7/20 Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, John & Mahalious Mitchell, the Mitchell family
            
7/21  Art & Joanna Moylan, Nancy Neel, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family
    
7/22  Barbara & Will Overton, Don & Cathy Parrish, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
      
7/23  Nancy Phillips, Ron & Debbie Phillips, Genny Phillips, Jim & Heather Pisano, Gil & Hope Pollitt

7/24  Perry & Carol Prescott, Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees

7/25  Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family, Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Terry & Louise Savoy
July 19-25
 
7/19  Devin Gregoryk, Jan Kay

7/20 Ron Brown

7/21 Cliff Greer

7/23 Jane Mellinger
 
7/24 Chuck & Jaymi Hampton
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Welcome to the latest edition of our eNewsletter.
  
Wherever you are on your faith journey, may you discover God's spirit here at Resurrection. May you experience God's love and feel God's blessing as you participate in the life of the parish.  
  
If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact the parish office, a member of the clergy, or a member of the vestry.  Please do not hesitate to let us know of any needs that arise.
Pastoral Care Corner

Seven parish members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Stephen Hall is receiving hospice care in his home for pulmonary fibrosis.

Pray for all of our sisters and brothers who are dealing with the challenging consequences of this pandemic.

Dear Resurrection Family,
 
First and foremost, we the Vestry want to extend our best wishes to all of you who are navigating life and faith under these uncomfortable circumstances. We have received your responses from our parish questionnaire and combed through every single response as well as analyzed your collective voice.
 
On June 17th, Bishop Wright provided safety protocol directives for parishes to consider when deciding whether to regather, and to date only 5 parishes in the diocese have submitted plans for approval. Due to the recent COVID spike in Georgia, those five have since rescinded their plans.
Since providing protocols for regathering, Bishop Wright has also sent an email to parishes mentioning three significant changes:
  • Spikes in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization have increased rapidly
  • Governor Kemp has extended the State of Emergency until August 11
  • 1400 health care workers have petitioned Governor Kemp to "close bars and nightclubs and prohibit indoor gatherings of more than 25 people including places of worship to slow the rapid increase of infection."
Bishop Wright has urged parishes to consider these factors when considering in-person worship while we do all that we can to monitor numbers and support measures to decrease transmission.

Your responses to the questionnaire show that the majority of our parishioners are unwilling to reconvene in-person right now, and most are willing to comply with safety protocols when we do regather: 28.6% responded with "wait quite a while" and 28.6% responded with "wait several weeks," which totals 57.2% wanting to wait. 42.9% said they are willing to return immediately with safety protocols. Therefore, the Vestry has decided to continue our recorded Sunday worship services for the month of July and reevaluate in August.
 
Just like the bishop, we acknowledge the void that many are feeling in being away from one another, our sanctuaries, and the sacraments. However, Georgia is currently number eight in the country for COVID-19 infections. We want you to know that we hear your concerns and frustrations, and we wrestle with these complications as well. In-person worship and Eucharist are what we desire and what we look forward to. 
 
The Vestry wants to begin offering more opportunities for building community connections through our Participation and Formation teams. We want to create more points of personal connection during the week. The Vestry will be encouraging you to join our "Resurrection Cares" Zoom meeting that will be scheduled for Wednesday evenings - details to follow. The Vestry has also been working on a fall plan to re-gather our community in different ways. In next week's e-newsletter, we will provide opportunities for August participation and formation, and of course recorded worship will continue to be available. Please continue to reach out to us and know that we value all your voices.
 
Faithfully,
 
Resurrection Vestry - Joe Cash, Ringo McCollum, Christina Ernst, Katie Hardy, Emily Nonnemaker, Marika Csatary, Denise Dorsey, Mary Geidel



Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  If you have a weedeater or gutter cleaners, please bring them with you.

Please wear a mask or maintain social distancing!

We need help in getting our grounds in order for the Preschool Open House July 22nd and 23rd, as well as for the actual opening of the school.  The playground needs some attention, the gutters need to be cleaned out, and weeds need to be pulled.

Please contact Denise Dorsey if you can help us give our beautiful property some much-needed TLC!

ddorsey1731@gmail.com / (706) 969-0514 (leave a message if no answer)



Thank you for being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God.   What a blessing and honor to be stewards of what God has given to us!  Thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at Resurrection and allowing Resurrection members to be beacons of light in our parish and out in the community.  No matter what amount you give to Resurrection, your gift makes a difference in the ministry and mission we do. As part of your spiritual discipline, we hope you will make sure to joyfully make your offering so we can continue to shine our light in the parish and in our community. 

Follow this link to make your tithe or offering online:   Make your tithe or make an offering

Thank you for being a blessing!
Women's Bible Study
1st & 3rd Thursdays

The Women's Bible Study Group is reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.  We are meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the Resurrection parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

All ladies are welcome to join us!  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dorsey 
(706-969-0514, ddorsey1731@gmail.com). 

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

Told in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's lives.


For July 2020
 
We pray for all members of our armed services; protect and defend our troops in deployments in combat zones. Pray for Reyna Cruz, Jamie Davey, Jordan Davey, Brett Turner, Jennifer Parrish, Bart Ziccardi, Robert Rish, Kayla Ziccardi, Frank Caruccio, Joseph Lorenz, Wayne Lovell, Jessica Stephens, Mitchell Stephens, Brandon Richards, Drew Camp, and Jason Gregoryk. Guide, guard, and protect all law enforcement and first responders, including Don Scalia. Please cover all health care workers with your blessings of protection and strength as they work to save lives, including Dr. William Koeppel, Marika Csatary, JM Kidd, Chloe Gedney, Jackie Hayes, Dr. Barbara Camp, Roxanne Hall, Susie Murray, Susan Smith, and Candler Kimsey. They need our prayers, thanks, and love in facing the uncertainty of this continuing pandemic.
 
Lord, God our healer, we pray for health and healing for all creation. Keep us steadfast in prayer and action to choose health and life in every situation. Protect all frontline essential workers as they bravely go about their duties. We pray for them and for the sick, the lonely, and their caregivers. Let them experience health and wholeness in your healing presence. Pray for Carol, Helen, Kelly, Bob, Lloyd, Stephen, Gil, Jennifer, Kevin, Jackie, Kelli, Luci, Sharon, Billy, Helen, Genny, Gordon, Jon, Opal, Glenda, Diane, Chris, David, Charlene, Scott, Genie, and Dennis. 
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-865-9680
   
PARISH STAFF 

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
The Rev. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Donna Brown, Administrative Assistant
Cassie Fincher, Preschool Director
Bailey White, Director of Youth Ministry
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
    
 
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum, Junior Warden (2020) - Compassion, Participation, Administration
Emily Nonnemaker (2020) - Administration, Participation
Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2021) - Formation, Administration
Katie Hardy (2021) - Compassion
Vacant (2021) - Participation, Compassion
Marika Csatary (2022) - Administration, Compassion
Denise Dorsey (2022) - Administration, Participation, Formation
Mary Geidel (2022) - Formation
 
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection