Attached are the bulletins for this weekend’s services, the 20th Sunday after Pentecost.  Pentecost 20 10-22-17 Saturday Pentecost 20


Just a reminder that the Men of the Church will meet for breakfast, fellowship, and prayer this coming Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 a.m.  While your editor doesn’t know who is doing the cooking this week — whoever it is, the food will be great!    You’ll be well fed, enjoy a great time of prayer and fellowship, and be on your way by 9:00 a.m.  All the men of the church are invited.

Tom Berger

Tom Berger became a member of the Church Triumphant this day, October 18, 2017.  Tom died peacefully in his sleep this morning. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Martha; brother, sisters, children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, friends and co-workers.  A Memorial Service will be held at Christ our Hope Anglican Church on Saturday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m.  Service will be followed by a Celebration of Tom’s life in the Green Room.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ our Hope Church, Hospice of Dayton, and/or cancer research.

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Tom.; and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, you will receive him more and more into your  joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The attached document contains the readings for The Feast of St. Luke which is observed today, Wednesday, October 18.

Propers-Feast of St. Luke

Almighty God, you called Luke the physician, to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: We pray that we, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine which he taught, may have all the diseases of our souls be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


The memorial service for Tom Berger, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 21, has been postponed.  If you have any questions, please call the church (937/985-2640).

The women of the church will meet for their usual Tuesday evening fellowship at Susie Current’s home — 30 Simms Street, Dayton — at 6:30 p.m.  All women of the church are invited to attend.

There is still time to decide to attend this year’s Diocesan Synod at Trinity REC in Mason, OH.  The date are Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26.

There is no charge to attend the meetings.  There is a Ladies’ Lunch on Thursday for which the church will pay the cost.  Men’s cost for their luncheon is $5.00 with the church picking up the remaining $15.00.  Reservations for the lunch must be made by Friday, October 20.

The Synod agenda/schedule is attached.  Please contact Dss Candy (candy.jacques@att.net) if you plan to attend.   2017agenda