Month: October 2014

Prayer Requests

Judy King, long time RE Missionary in Brazil, has requested prayer.  She spent yesterday in the Emergency Room and has fluid in her lungs and may have heart failure.  Pray that they can find the solution to the problem and get her medications stabilized,  She will see her cardiologist on Friday and is trying to get some much needed rest.

Pray also for the Rev. Don March of St. Michael’s in Enola and his wife Donna.  Donna’s brain tumor has regrown more than doubling in size since her last MRI.  Pre-admissions testing has been completed and Donna will be scheduled for surgery soon.


All Saints’ Day Information

First of all — remember to set your clocks back on Saturday night or you’ll be at church an hour early!

Second — In celebration of All Saints’ Day, please plan to stay for lunch.  We will have a bit of a party following the service.  Please bring your best pot of chili for a chili-cook-off and a side dish (crackers, salad, dessert, etc.) to share.

Third — Also to celebrate the saints above and the saints beneath, please either come in the costume of a favorite saint, or bring something to remember a saint who has been important in your own life as a Christian (picture, etc.)   You can also choose to put on your costume following church — or just put something on that reminds you of a saint.  (Like a chef’s hat for St. Lawrence, or a dragon mask for St. George, etc.)  We’ll have some fun with that….some martyrs had rather horrendous deaths, so this might be an opportunity for a few to go for the gory. for those so inclined.

See you Sunday!

Sunday School Parents Take Note!

This coming Sunday, November 2, will be the first day of Christmas Play practice for the children of the church (ages 2 through ?) during the Sunday School hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  (Please remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night or you’ll be very early!)

The Children’s Christmas Play is a wonderful tradition in our parish.  The children will practice on Sundays during Sunday School and will present their offering on Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 for the whole parish, and then again on Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 at Livingston Care Center for our brothers and sisters there. If you have any questions, please see Barb Zepernick.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon Amanda Roberts and Susan Carlock will be performing music for four hands and two pianos! The recital will take place at 2 p.m. in Schuster Hall at Wright State University. Admission is free.


Schuster Hall is located in the Creative Arts Center.

REC Board of Foreign Missions

Attached is the most current copy of the REC Board of Foreign Missions newsletter.  Please take a look at it to see some of the great things that are happening for Anglican Christians around the world!

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Also, the Rev. Canon Bill Jerdan of the BFM will be our guest preacher this week.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear a wonderful man who serves the wider Anglican church in the world.

Good News — Prayers Answered!

The nurse for Marianne’s Oncologist just called to let us know that her ct scan of yesterday showed “improvement across the board”. We praise God for this good news and ask you to keep her in your prayers.

Bishop Dan Morse


Update — Natalie Mathis

A lot of you have been asking for a progress report on Natalie Mathis, so I took this from her Natalie’s Support Group page on Facebook, to bring us all up to speed.  Thanks be to God!  The news is encouraging and positive!

Update for Day 107: Natalie had another really good and positive day, keeping in mind that when we say that, Natalie is still bedridden and

is challenged by pain and a limited ability to move. But all the same, she is making consistent progress and for this we are thankful! Sisters

Katie and Allie, along with Arlo and Allie’s dog Zoe helped encourage Nata  with a great visit. Natalie has been spending increasing time in the

activities room, mostly painting and drawing. Today she made pictures for her hospital neighbors. Natalie has spent the last several years

traveling about the world to help others and make a difference wherever she is. Her attitude of caring and giving has not stopped just because

she has been hospitalized since July 1st. Despite her pain and challenges Natalie continues to amaze with her ability to empathize with and care

about those around her who are suffering.


Prayers: Please continue to pray for Natalie’s full recovery and for plans  for next steps in her treatment. A mutual friend of Megan provided me with

her father’s phone number. I have been in touch and was updated that Megan (in a Portland-area hospital with severe Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome) has regained

her eyesight and hearing, though she remains nearly completely paralyzed and with a trach. Please keep Megan in your prayers too. Thank you!

Youth Retreat Parents Take Note

Brenna and Ruben Ruiz would like to have a very brief meeting immediately after church this coming Sunday (October 19) to go over details with the parents about the Youth Retreat the next weekend.  Please plan to stay a few extra minutes — or stay a little longer  and join a lot of us for lunch — after church on Sunday.

Friday Night at the Movies!

The high school Sunday School class is sponsoring a Movie Night this Friday evening (October 17) at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for their upcoming retreat.  A fun, family-friendly evening will include a great movie, movie snacks (popcorn, candy, drinks, etc) and lots of good fun.  A modest donation of $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family covers it all and will provide a wonderful time for you, as well as making an investment in our young people>  Please feel free to bring blankets and pillows if lounging on the floor to watch movies is your thing! We hope to see all of you there Friday evening!

Could Your Family Survive a Lengthy Power Outage?

A number of people in the parish have embarked on something called “The Joseph Project” to raise awareness of how to be prepared to withstand a lengthy power outage.  (Remember Hurricane Ike a few years ago?)  Working together they have assembled some ideas to help all of us get ready for such an eventuality.  Following the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, October 18, various items and ideas to help you prepare will be on display in the kitchen at 9:00.  You are welcome to come in and see what kinds of things are available and receive suggestions as to how your family can be prepared.  The display will also be available on Sunday, along with additional ideas, at the Adult Sunday School session.

Men’s Breakfast This Saturday

The men of the church will be having their monthly breakfast on Saturday, Oct 18 at 7:30.  Men who have anything that would be supportive of the Joseph project (catalogues, books, emergency heat/light, etc),  should bring it to share with others.  At 9:00, all the materials/objects brought in will be on display in the kitchen.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Joseph project (emergency preparedness/surviving an emergency) is welcome to come and see what is needed for various levels of preparedness at 9:00.

Synod Information for all Parishioners

The Synod of the Diocese of the Central States will hold its annual meeting on Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, at Trinity REC in Mason, OH.  We have just received information that all interested people are invited to attend as observers, free of charge.  Clergy and others who will be voting must pay the $50 registration fee which also includes lunch.  However, anyone may attend to see what happens, to meet other clergy from the Diocese, etc.  (Lunch would be on your own.)  If you are interested, please see Deaconess Candy for more information.

Gala Registration Closes Friday

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