St. Matthew's Weekly Newsletter
5th Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2019
Worship Schedule at St. Matthew's 

Presider: Paul Frolick
Deacon: Shelly Banner
Preacher: Paul Frolick
Organist: Jennifer Bearup
Acolyte:    
8:00am - John Vigliotti
 10:15am - Lambros Alamond
Altar Guild : Kate & Mike Croyle
Coffee Hour:   Sunday Punch
Lectors/ EMs:
8:00am - Cindy Adamowsky, Jackie Gates
 10:15am - Sarah Alamond, Pat Haight, Bill Hawkins, Courtenay McKeon
Nursery : Open but not staffed 
Tellers: Linda Chambers, Mary Beth Sullivan
Ushers: Jace Fetter, Chris Clarke, Jim Carruthers

Keuka Lake Wine Tour planned for Oct 12, 2019

Plans are being finalized for our 5 th Finger Lakes wine tour to beautiful Keuka Lake. The Keuka Lake area offers many of the original and award winning upstate wineries, interesting wine and gift shops, and spectacular sites.  On our way, our first tasting stop will be to Bellevue Winery and Castle at the top of Seneca Lake.   As with all wineries, time will be provided for strolling the gift shop and grounds.

Rolling on, we will proceed to the Keuka Lake wine trail, stopping at Keuka Springs Winery for wine tastings and lunch overlooking Keuka.  Bring your own picnic lunch, and enjoy their local picnic area; open a bottle of wine if you like! Following lunch, we will move on to Hunt Country, and finally on to famous Heron Hill.      

Our own chartered bus will leave from the church parking lot at 8:45 AM and return by 5:30 PM.  

Cost:  $65 per person which includes bus, a tip for driver, breakfast treats and coffee.  Bottled water will also be provided.   Payment is due by August 31 st  payable to St Matthews, please note  Keuka wine tour .  

Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board near the parish hall.  Friends and family are welcome!  (Age 21 and over)  Tasting fees of $28, covering all wineries, will be collected the day of our tour. Most wineries offer wine discounts in exchange.

Cheers!  More details will be provided at a later date.  This is our 5 th wine tour of the Finger Lakes; these are very relaxing, informing and a whole lot of fun.   Contact Dave Holloway if you have questions, phone 315-383-2314.
Pat Martin, health concerns 
Jill Stocking, health concerns 
Bob Murdock, recovering from surgery
Jennifer Bearup, recovering from concussion 
Mimi Sachel,  Amy Good’s Aunt , health concerns
Lawrence Mathews,  Larry Mathews father , passed away on 6/7
Rich Ackerman,  Amy Good’s cousin -in-law , passed away on 6/20
Haley and her family , friend of Courtenay McKeon , health concerns
Susie, Open Table attendee , diagnosed with cancer
Marisa Bertini,  Christina Stearns’ niece , undergoing cancer treatment
Susan, Linda Chambers’ sister , undergoing cancer treatment
Kathleen Fox,  friend of Dale Vigliotti , diagnosed with breast cancer
Betty, friend ofLaurel Iavarone , diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

Serving in Armed Forces:
Peter Guy,  grandson of Jim & Mary Beth Sullivan , Air Force Special Forces, New Mexico 
Paul Smith,  Penny Dugas’ grandson , Air National Guard
Sarah Gratien & David Gratien,  grandchildren of Sallie Jameson , Air National Guard
Leo Henry, attending West Point Military Academy
Benjamin McDonald,  son of Jodi McDonald,  Air Force,Wright-Patterson, Ohio
Matt Hidy & Mina Hidy, grandchildren of Alice Hidy, U.S. Coast Guard, Japan
Brighid O'Neil,  daughter of Tom & Mary O’Neil , Captain, NYC Police Dept.

Ongoing:
Alec Stearns, Jennifer, Laura McGaffick, Cheryl Familo, Susan White, Vyrna Brown, Cherie McCauley, Bill Braun, Fr. Edward Caldwel
In the Diocese ...
An invitation to prayer and faithful action from Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe:

(The Messenger) On Friday night, July 12th, faith and community groups have organized more than 600 vigils taking place across the country, drawing attention to the suffering of migrants at the US/Mexico Border. 

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe will be speaking at the vigil in  Syracuse . She invites all Episcopalians to join her there, at one of the sister vigils in  Binghamton Ithaca , or  Watertown , or to light a candle and pray at home. 


An excerpt from Bishop DeDe's invitation

"Adults and children are suffering, and as followers of Jesus, we are commanded to respond.

Regardless of our political opinion, our common ground as Christians is our desire to be faithful to God, fulfilling Jesus’ commandments to love our neighbors, to care for the widow and orphan, and to offer water and basic comforts to those who suffer. And as Episcopalians, we all seek to fulfill our baptismal vows: honoring the dignity of every human being and striving for justice and peace."


Looking for more ways to help?

The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande and neighboring dioceses are engaged directly in ministries with migrants and asylum-seekers on the US/Mexico border. Rio Grande's  asylum seekers information page  has information about how to donate to support ministry on the border, along with regular video updates from Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn and other resources.

Episcopal Migration Ministries has compiled r esources and statements from around the Episcopal church , including this  one-hour webinar  about the current situation at the US/Mexico border.

Please explore these resources, learn, and help in all the ways that you can. 
(The Messenger) Protect yourself while you're online. We want our diocesan community to be aware of these two recent issues:

Phishing:

The issue:  Churches and dioceses are reporting an increase in "phishing" attacks. Scammers will send fraudulent emails impersonating a church leader, usually asking for money or gift cards. In our diocese, someone recently attempted to impersonate our Canon to the Ordinary on Facebook Messenger.

What to do about it:  Diocesan staff will never contact you via social media to request donations or to discuss financial matters. If in doubt, call the diocesan office at (315) 475-6596. This  article from the Diocese of Newark   can also help you spot phishing attempts. 
 
Zoom video-conferencing security vulnerability:

The issue:  Our diocese frequently uses Zoom to conduct video-conferences. Recently, a security vulnerability was discovered in the Mac version of Zoom that would allow hackers to access and control users' webcams. 

What to do about it:  Zoom has released an update for all Mac users to fix this security vulnerability.  Here's how to install it.  And whether you use a Mac or a PC, tech experts are recommending you change your Zoom settings so that you will automatically start meetings with your video off.  Here's how to change that setting.
New Beginnings Summer Youth Retreat

New Beginnings is a FREE summer retreat weekend for youth entering grades 6 to 8 at the White Eagle Camp & Conference Center in Hamilton. Explore your relationship with your peers, family, friends, self, and God in small groups led by adults and high-school-age students. If you are an adult or young person entering grades 9 and above, please sign up here to serve as a Team member, providing hospitality, support, and leadership for the New Beginnings retreat!  Please register on the website by Thursday, July 18th. There is no cost to attend this retreat. In addition to registering, all participants and Team members under the age of 18 must also complete, print, and bring to the event a medical release form (available at  cnyepiscopal.org/medical-release ).

Drop-off: Thursday, July 25th at 4:00 p.m. (Team, please arrive at 1:00 p.m.)

Pick-up: Saturday, July 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Questions about this event may be directed to Tory and Kristen Blum, Co-Coordinators of Youth Ministry, at (607) 743-9229 or  tblum@cnyepiscopal.org .
In the Community...
Liverpool is the Place Concerts

When: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm every Monday and Wednesday
During June, July & August. Starts June 3rd

Where: Johnson Park, Village of Liverpool

What: Free music in the park! Bring your families, lawn chairs, and food if you'd like! There will be snacks and drinks available for sale.
315-457-4633 
stmatthews_office@verizon.net
www.stmatthewsliverpool.org
Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-12:00pm