Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Announcements for Week Ending August 19th, 2007


Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin is Wednesday, August 15th ~ 6:00 pm – Rosary ~ 6:30 pm – Mass ~ Pot Luck Dinner to follow. Bring a dish to share. Join us for good food and warm fellowship. Sign up sheet in the back of church.

Mark your calendars for a NON-FICTION Book Club Event. On Thursday August 30th at 7 pm, we will read and discuss American Fascists by Chris Hedges. This book takes a hard look at a particular strain of American fundamentalism and the rise of anti-reason, anti-science religious fervor. The book challenges mainstream Christianity to examine how the faith is articulated in a world where fear is rising and subject to manipulation.

Upcoming Events

A Dinner Night will take place at the Lotus Garden on Saturday, August 25th at 6:00 pm. Cost is $15.00. Sign-up sheet in back of church.

A Theater Night will take place at the Gaslight Theater in October. More information will follow.

Opportunities for Service and Giving

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate our “in-gathering” for Habitat for Humanity “Habistore.” There will be a very short organizational meeting right after the 10:00 am Mass on Sunday, August 19. If you cannot attend, please send Priest Angela an email, or call her at the office 886-7292. We need people to help load the truck on Sunday afternoon September 9 and on Tuesday afternoon September 11.

Something new and different is planned for the training and encouragement of Lectors. If you have a little extra time (less than 2 hours) and would be willing to help Priest Angela organize the September 15th workshop, please give her a call or send her an email.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! GUEST MINISTRY will be hosting a “Guest Luncheon” for newcomers on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH AFTER THE 10:00 AM MASS. Won’t you join us in showing hospitality at this fun and important event? The next Guest Ministry meeting will take place Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm in the Womble Library. Call Al DeAugustine or Carol Brandon for details or simply show up on August 14th or 28th.

Are you interested in Confirmation? Renewal of Baptismal Vows? Or studying the Rite of Baptism? Then mark your calendars for the evening of September 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This class is required for anyone preparing for Baptism (or parents and godparents of infants). We will look at the history of the Rite, what we as Episcopalians believe about Baptism, and how we actually conduct the Rite. This call is also highly recommended for anyone considering confirmation or renewal of Baptismal vows. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending so we can insure that sufficient materials are available.