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July 9, 2018

Article by: Thomas Ramsay

Good Morning All Saints’ Family,

Sunday morning was sunny and cool, a beautiful day! There were 14 people at the 8:00 AM service and 30 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost. Tom Ramsay was the Officiant for Morning Prayer Rite II at both services. The Processional Hymn was, “Ye Servants Of God, Your Master Proclaim.” The Canticles were, “Blessed Be The God Israel, Who Comes To Set Us Free” and “How Wondrous And Great Thy Works, God Of Praise!” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 6:1-13

Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

We learn from this passage of Jesus’ journey to his hometown and how the people were astounded by how he gained such wisdom and did not believe him. He instructs his disciples to go and clear out all unclean spirts and if they are not welcome, to shake off the dust as a testimony against them. They went out and cured many. The Offertory Hymn was, “Amazing Grace” and the Office Hymn was, “There Is A Balm In Gilead.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Spread, O Spread, Thou Mighty Word.”

The altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in celebration of Carol Crowe’s birthday by her family. The Sanctuary Lamp and the bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Melissa Madden to the glory of God and in celebration of Ronnie Scanlon’s birthday. The Vigil Lamp was given by Stella and Drew Elder to the glory of God and in celebration of Carol Crowe’s birthday.

The Coffee Hour was full of laughter and chatter, as usual. The Coffee Hour was hosted by “Amana.” There were cupcakes and cake for all to enjoy with their coffee, tea and ice tea.

Rector Away

Father Byrne is attending the National Altar Guild Association Triennial at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. He will return on July 12th. In case of an emergency, please call Senior Warden, Tom Ramsay, or Junior Warden, Nancy Benedict.

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Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday!

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