Second Sunday After Epiphany - January 19, 2020

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The readings may be found here .

Click to listen to January 12th The Rev. Dr. Bill Shaddox
Morsel for Meditation

Like John Bunyan’s pilgrim, having been captured by Giant Despair, I languish in the dungeon of Doubting Castle and need to be reminded that the key that would set me free is already in my possession. Worship has often proved to be that key; although on the surface it seems useless, it also necessary, a means of reconnecting with other people when acedia or dejection has isolated me. Worship grounds me again in the real world of God’s creation, dislodging me from whatever world I have imagined for myself. I have come to believe that when we despair of praise, when the wonder of creation and our place in it are lost to us, it’s often because we’ve lost sight of our true role as creatures – we have tried to do too much, pretending to be in such control of things that we are indispensable. It’s a hedge against mortality and, if you’re like me, you take a kind of comfort in being busy. The danger is that we will come to feel too useful, so full of purpose and the necessity of fulfilling obligations that we lose sight of God’s play with creation, and with ourselves.

Kathleen Norris, The Quotidian Mysteries:
Laundry, Liturgy, and "women's Work"
(New York: Paulist Press, 1998), 26 
(Madrid, Spain: Museo del Prado, 1635-40), oil on canvas. 37.3 cm x 62 cm.
Communion Hymns
A3#92 ( story )

A3#131 ( story )

Recessional Hymn     

Wednesday's Saint of the Day
Feast Day January 15th
(born c, 230, died January 15 , c, 341)
Fed by a raven and buried by two lions, St. Paul is traditionally regarded as the first Christian hermit, he is called Paul of Thebes from the Theban desert in Egypt. His story is told in the book "Life of Saint Paul the First Hermit" by Saint Jerome, between 375–376.

St Paul’s Monastery ( Deir Mar Boulos ) is traditionally believed to be on the site of the cave where the saint lived and where his remains are kept.  The monastery is located in the eastern desert mountains of Egypt near the Red Sea.  The Cave Church of St Paul marks the spot where St Anthony, “the Father of Monasticism” and St Paul, “the First Hermit”, are believed to have met. Learn more
Upcoming Events and Fundraiser
Sunday's 9:30am - 10:15am
Adult and Youth Sunday School
Gospel of John - Chapters 8 & 9

Beginning 01/17 - Friday's - 8:00am
Bible & Breakfast meets in Clardy Hall
Saturday, January 18th
St. Joseph Guild 8:00am
DOK 9:00am - Parlor

ECW General Meeting

Sunday, Jan. 19th - 12:20pm

"Open to ideas and suggestions for Year 2020
ECW Hospitality Ministry."


Monday, January 20th - 6:30pm

Sunday, January 26th - following 10:30am Service
Opportunities to Serve
Lay Ministry
8:00 am Lector/LEM
01/16: Bill Rolston
10:30am Old Testament
and Psalm Lector
01/19: Suzanne Taylor
New Testament Lector / LEM
01/19: CJ Cathey
01/19: Jacob Faunce, Mackenzie Taylor, Jeff Faunce
Altar Guild
01/19: Mike Lavigne, Beth Lachnitt
Vestry Persons of the Day
01/1:9 Mike Lavigne
Circle of Care (weekly)
01/19: Nancy Wyant, Mike Lavigne
Intercessory Prayer
01/19: Nancy Wyant, Elaine Hodge
Coffee Hour
01/19: ECW
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
 Bob Lanier, Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge, Beverly Gish, Cyndi Sehr, Faye Hamann, Dana Medford,
Alice Cooney, Diana Richards,
Mike Lavigne, Dru Ann Jamison
Wayne and Lillian McHenry,
Eileen Jenkins, Paula Reeves
Fr. Gordon, Dolores Miltenberger,
 We also pray for our Daughters of the King Ministry as they bring their strength and service together by praying for friends and for the people.

You may add people to the list by filling out a DOK confidential prayer card and putting them in the blue box located in the Narthex.
Contact our church office to add a name to our prayer list: 903-455-5030 or Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.
The Daughters of the King support your prayer needs and wishes. Each Sunday a prayer team will be available to pray with you after the Worship Service in the choir area after the 10:30 service. If you would like additional information, please see a DOK member.

They also have a intercessory prayer box on the table in the Narthex to deposit prayer requests. Prayer request cards may be found in the pews and beside the box in the Narthex. Daughters pray daily. All prayers are confidential. Each person is prayed for one month. If you wish for continued prayers, please complete another request card or contact a Daughter. You may call the church office (903-455-5030) and specify it is for the DOK intercessory prayer list. You can hand the card to a Daughter (she is always wearing her cross).
Sunday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II   10:30 AM
 Sunday School for Adults and Youth 9:30-10:15am Clardy Hall

Wednesday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   No Service Jan. 1st
Bible Study 6:30 PM

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