November 2—Service Schedule Change—One Service at 10:30 A.M.

 Bishop David is Coming for Confirmation

Confirmation 2

One Service

Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Reception Follows

Reminders for this week

Monday, October 27 – Bridge Tournament, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Narthex

Tuesday, October 28
Morning Prayer, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Chapel
Yoga, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Nursery
Financial Peace University, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Nursery

Wednesday, October 29
Choristers Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Church
Choir Practice, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church

Friday, October 31 – Happy Halloween
Soul Kitchen, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Narthex & Kitchen–Last scheduled Soul Kitchen until January 2015

Saturday, November 1
Gretchen Nelson’s Celebration of Life, 11:00 a.m., Church

Day Lights Savings Time! Fall Back! Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed!

Sunday, November 2 – Welcome The Rt. Rev. David Rice, 10:30 a.m. only

Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. – ONLY, Church
Reception, 11:30 a.m., Narthex

Children and Youth
Next Sunday, On November 2, the Bishop is coming and will be our preacher and celebrant. There will be no Children’s Chapel that day so that we can worship as one family. A festive reception will follow the service, so there will be no youth luncheon and classes that day.

St. John’s Bells Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Church

Day Light Savings Time!

On Saturday, November 1 before you go to bed, remember to turn your clocks back one hour.  Sunday, November 2 when we “Fall Back!”

Men’s BBQ, November 9, 5:30 p.m.

Please note that the Men’s BBQ is scheduled for Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chapel Hill Curb

Work has begun on our Chapel Hill landscape design! Phase one includes the new curbing which will help keep the soil and new plantings in place. Stop by to take a look. (But please don’t leave the sidewalk to explore. Thanks again to all who worked so hard to provide the fabulous Mexican dinner and to all those who attended. -EHB+

Sunday, November 9 “All Good Gifts”—2015 Annual Stewardship Campaign

This year’s annual campaign is designed to help us reflect on the gifts we receive and the gifts we have to offer. As we launch the campaign, your vestry invites your participation in one of three presentations which will be offered on November 9. The same presentation will be offered following both services and at the adult forum time at 9:30. Come learn about our the impact of our campaign and some of our special needs for 2015.

All Souls’ Commemoration

Our local celebration to remember those dearly departed will take place on Sunday, November 9 at both services. This year a formal reading of those buried in the Memorial Garden will be held and new plaques for the garden and columbarium will be blessed in the liturgy. Members of the congregation will have an opportunity to name out loud those loved ones who are now in the nearer presence of God. There will not be a sign up sheet this year, as in the past. -EHB+

Sermon from 10/26

The Rev. Randy Knutson
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25
October 26, 2014
Listen to this…Sermon 2014.10.26 RK

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it.’ And
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
What could be truer? What could be simpler?
These are embedded in our worship together, in more ways that we might suspect. Listen to this Collect that began our Diocesan worship in Friday night:
“O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Or what our Confession will contain later in this Eucharist:
“We have not loved you with our whole heart;
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.”
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Soul Kitchen Dinner, Friday, October 31

The next Soul Kitchen Dinner will be Friday, October 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Soul Kitchen Dinner – Important Update!
Soul Kitchen Dinner for the months of November and December have been cancelled. The next scheduled dinner is January 30, 2015.The Soul Kitchen Dinner shares a simple, nutritious meal and fellowship with anyone who comes through our door.

Gardening Laborers Needed

Volunteers are needed to do the work of preparing the ground in front of the chapel so that the landscape can be planted. There is a sign-up sheet at the Ministry Table. This will be fairly labor intensive work.

Help Feed Our Youth!

Please consider taking one Sunday this fall to bring and/or a simple lunch for our twenty youth and teachers. A sign up sheet is on the Ministry Table. We are looking for one course easy meals. We also need volunteers to help set the tables and clean up afterwards. Many thanks for this special ministry with our youth.