Generous God, whose Son Jesus Christ enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany: Open our hearts to love you, our ears to hear you, and our hands to welcome and serve you in others, through Jesus Christ our risen Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Image credit: Johannes Vermeer, 1655, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary.
Hospitality permeates nearly all that we do as children of God. See below for several opportunities where you might open your hearts to love Christ in others:
Camp Kanuga Day Camp is underway! The kids have enjoyed the week so far with games, crafts, and today - water sports! Check our Facebook page for silly, sweet pictures of the crew.
Join us this Sunday afternoon, July 21, at 2 PM to celebrate the completion of the Apostles Build project! We’ll gather at the Raven Moss home, 222 Lindsey Avenue. Let us show our gratitude to all the hard-working and generous people who gave so much to help their neighbor. Praise be to God for the blessing of good samaritans!
Peaceable Kingdom VBS is just around the corner – July 29 through August 2! We could still use a little more help: could you serve as a teacher or recreation coach? Could you donate a book or some toiletry items for our VBS service project? The Sunday bulletin will have details. Contact Elizabeth Floyd if you want to help, email@example.com.
Our Children’s Worship program is in need of volunteers. Teenagers through seniors with a love of children are encouraged to prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve as storytellers or greeters. Contact Elizabeth Floyd if you have an interest, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not too early to seek sponsors for our Thanksgiving Day Race to be Thankful. We could use an enthusiastic, charismatic and possibly well-connected person to help obtain sponsors from area businesses and companies. If this sounds like you and you are willing to help, please contact Kim Russell at email@example.com or 344-8009. Compensation includes a free t shirt and a great amount of appreciation.
Pastoral Care in Transition: Fr. Bolle will be available for our pastoral needs throughout his time as our interim rector. You may reach him by phone at 864-554-3240 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 11 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)
Saturday, July 13 9 AM Altar Guild Preparations
This Sunday, July 21
8:30 AM Holy Eucharist I 9:30 AM Adult Choir Rehearsal 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist II
Monday, July 22 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)
Wednesday, July 24 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Thursday, July 25 5:30 PM Yoga at COR (Gathering Place)