Jesus and the Parable of the Lost Sheep, Painting by Melanie Pyke, Fine Art America

Weekly Sunday service information and parish newsletter.

The Reverend James Cravens

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September 11 - Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

+The Holy Eucharist+

Rite I 8 a.m. | Rite II 10 a.m.

Masks are optional.

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - child care in the nursery.

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite One

9:00 a.m. - Choir Rehearsal | Confirmation/Reception Class

9:15 - Adults - Morning Prayer & conversation in Pearson Hall

10:00 a.m. - Church School 

10 a.m. service in person & streamed via Facebook Live.

Coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service.

Service Leaflet

Sunday Readings

  • Exodus 32:7-14
  • Psalm 51:1-11
  • 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  • Luke 15:1-10 | Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.

Make Your Offering!

The Week of September 11

  • Monday through Friday - Daily 8 a.m. morning prayer and 5:30 p.m. evening prayer in the chapel.
  • Wednesday - 11:30 a.m., Lunch Bunch at Sugo's
  • Friday - AA Meeting at 7 a.m. in Pearson Hall.

Looking Ahead

  • Sunday, September 11 - fall startup: choir and church school return.
  • Friday & Saturday, September 23, 24 - Quilt Guild Garage Sale.
  • Sunday, October 16 - Relay for Life Book Sale at Parkfest
  • October 21, Diocesan Music Workshop, 3 p.m.
  • October 21, Synod Meeting for Diocese of Springfield
  • Thursday & Friday, November 4 - 5 - Fall Book Fair
Online Parish Calendar

Hopefully, you have received your surveys concerning the Rector Search. Please return your completed surveys by tomorrow. Your input is an important part of the process of identifying our next Rector!


Last Tuesday, we had the second of our Zoom conferences concerning ongoing issues in the parish. Among the matters raised were pastoral care for our homebound members, and establishing a chapter of Daughters of the King, a devotional group found throughout the Episcopal Church. The next Zoom conference will take place on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.


The Vestry meets after the second service next Sunday, August 18.

Kevin Babb, Senior Warden

Email the Senior Warden.

Have You Returned Your Survey?

Sixteen days ago two surveys related to the search for a new rector were sent to 87 parishioners. The deadline for submission was today, September 10. So far we have received surveys from 43 parishioners but are hopeful that a few additional surveys will arrive in the next few days. Every response is important but, at this point, we especially hope to hear from our younger parishioners. (Seniors have responded at a such a good rate that other responses are valuable additions that will balance our data.) Check your email dated August 25 to see if you still have the original "send." If not, email Marian Smithson at to request that the email with the surveys be resent to you.

Liz McKenney Wins SIUE Award

 The SIUE Graduate School has presented its 2022-24 Hoppe Research Professor Award to Elizabeth McKenney, Ph.D., associate professor in the SEHHB’s Department of Psychology. This award recognizes and supports SIUE faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their field of study.

McKenney's research project, “Advocating for socially just multi-tiered systems of support: School psychologists’ skills and needs,” will advance school psychologists’ understanding of effective advocacy toward the goal of creating socially-just Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

“School psychologists face cultural and structural obstacles that reduce the likelihood that they will effectively engage in the kinds of leadership and advocacy needed to ensure that all students receive appropriate and effective services,” McKenney said. “This project addresses this disproportionality by using MTSS, which focuses on providing students with an appropriate level of support through a public health model of service delivery.”

Learn more about McKenney's research.

Faith in Action Celebrates 24th Anniversary; Seeks Volunteers


On September 18 Faith in Action Edwardsville/Glen Carbon celebrates 24 years of service to seniors 60 and over who reside in the Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7.

Faith in Action volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, and beauty and barber shop appointments. In addition, the ecumenical, non-profit organization offers respite care, light housekeeping and companionship through visiting or reassurance calls. Helped by these free services seniors are able to maintain their independence as long as possible.

Currently, Faith in Actions is seeking volunteer drivers. Anyone interested should contact Executive Director Dee Jackson at 618-692-0480. By completing a one-hour orientation, showing a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance, providing references and completing a police background check, volunteers can be a part of a valuable team serving the community.

If you are interested in volunteering or making a difference through a financial donation, please take a brochure from the blue gift bag in the narthex.

King Charles III Becomes Supreme Governor of Church of England

By Kirk Petersen

[The Living Church, Sept. 8] Queen Elizabeth II, who as Supreme Governor of the Church of England ... died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96. Titular leadership of the Church now vests in her eldest son, King Charles III, who like all British monarchs will be styled “Defender of the Faith,” and who will probably appoint the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, said “we have lost the person whose steadfast loyalty, service and humility have helped us make sense of who we are through decades of extraordinary change in our world, nation and society.”

“Her resilience, her dignity, and her model of quiet faith and piety have been — and will continue to be — an example for so many. May she rest in peace and rise in glory,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry of the Episcopal Church.

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Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, has said that if he remains healthy, he plans to stay in office until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 in January 2026. King Charles, who is currently 73, would then appoint the 106th ABC.

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  • The Church School program seeks parishioners to teach during the 2022-2023 academic year. Church school occurs each week from the beginning of 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass until after the homily. Each volunteer teaches for one month of the academic year. If you can help,   e-mail Nichole DeWall at

  • Glen-Ed Pantry: The Pantry needs donations of cleaning supplies and personal care products as well as other items. Items can be placed in the basket in the foyer of Pearson Hall, across from the soda machine.
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