Search for the LORD and his strength; continually seek his face. Psalm 105:4
This Sunday, we’ll hear how Moses meets the LORD, the great I AM. Moses sees a bush that is burning, but is not consumed. Rather than running away, he’s curious and takes a closer look. This Psalm encourages us to do the same…to take a closer look…to continually search for the LORD.
We can’t always see God’s movement and actions. We become busy getting things done. We become perplexed. Sometimes, our busyness and our cares drown out the voice of God. Maybe that’s why God has to show up to Moses in the burning bush. The Psalm offers an alternative…continually and in all things, search for God…seek God’s face…seek God’s guidance…rely on God’s strength.
Blessings as you finish your week and enter this holiday weekend….
Pow Wow Water Distribution, Saturday, August 31, 10am – 4pm
St. John’s is once again distributing water to guests at the pow-wow at Ken and Shelia Phillip’s place, 4116 Cumberland Falls Highway, Corbin. Come help us distribute water or help work the gate or come enjoy the music and singing and food. Cost to enter is $5.00. Kids Pony Rides & Petting zoo, too. Pony rides are $3.00 each. Gates open Saturday at 10am and Sunday at noon.
Rebecca’s Schedule:Rebecca’s schedule is changing. St. John’s will have Rebecca 50% of her time. She will spend one week in Corbin and one week at St. Agnes’ House, with every Sunday in Corbin. Rebecca will be in Corbin Tuesday through Thursday this week. Her Sabbath days will be Friday and Saturday. You can get a message to her by calling the church office at 606-528-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Forum: The Adult Forum is reviewing and discussing the 39 Articles of Faith, pages 867-876 in the Book of Common Prayer through September 28.
Godly Play offered for children. All children are invited to participate in this special program of spiritual development.
Godly Play Teachers needed. Godly Play teachers are needed. Training is provided. This is a wonderful program of spiritual development for children and we’d like to keep it going in the parish. Please let Rebecca know if you are willing to be trained and serve as a teacher for a period of approximately 1 month.
Interested in being a member of St. John’s? If you have been baptized in another faith tradition, and want to be a member of The Episcopal Church and St. John’s Church, plan to attend confirmation classes this fall. There will be 5 classes offered Wednesday evenings September 3, 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 6:30-7:30pm. If you are interested, please let Rebecca know. If you have already been confirmed in another faith tradition and would like to be a member of St. John’s, let Rebecca know, so you can be received into the church. If you are interested in baptism, also let her know. Baptisms, receptions, and confirmations will be done when the Bishop visits on October 19.
Confirmation classes are being held every Wednesday through October 1 from 6:30-8pm. All are invited. This week’s session will be creating your spiritual autobiography.
Celebration of a New Ministry: St. Philip’s, Harrodsburg, requests our prayers and presence at the service of Celebration of a New Ministry for the Reverend Peter Doddema as Rector, Sunday, September 7, 4pm.
Daughters of the King Fall Retreat, September 18-20, Cathedral Domain. Register by September 4. Registration forms are on the bulletin board by the kitchen.
Computer and Furnace Needed: The furnace located in the sacristy, which heats part of the social hall and hallways must be replaced prior to this winter. Cost is $2,250 for a furnace that will also be more energy efficient. We’ll also need to replace two more furnaces over the next two years: one that heats the parish hall and one that heats the rectory. Our computer also needs replaced and $600 will get us a new one plus the needed software. Donations for these two items can be put in the boxes back on the shelves in the parish hall.
Columbarium Niche: The Vestry has voted to donate a niche in the Columbarium to the family of Deacon Dane. A bronze plaque needs to be purchased to mark the niche. The cost is $208. If you would like to donate to the cost of this plaque, please let Gay Nell know.
Grow Appalachia! The Vestry has voted to move ahead to become a Grow Appalachia site for 2015. Please talk to the Vestry about your ideas, questions, and concerns. The Grow Appalachia website is http://www.berea.edu/grow-appalachia/
The Grow Appalachia Committee will meet after church on Sunday, September 7.
Flowers for the altar: Donations for flowers for the altar are accepted for any Sunday of the year. Please place your donation in the envelope, marking whether they are in honor of or in memory of someone.
Hymn Selection Group If you’d like to choose hymns for services, join this group. You will choose hymns for an upcoming service and then meet with the entire group to confirm the final selections. See Billy Hibbitts if you are interested.
Would you like to write Prayers of the People? If you are interested in writing these prayers (there are resources that can help with this task), please let Rebecca know by phone or email email@example.com.
United Thank Offering. Remember to get your box for your thank offerings for this ministry of The Episcopal Church. The next collection will be in the fall.
Are you interested in assisting with the Sunday service? Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Crucifers, Altar Guild Members and choir members are all important for each Sunday service. If you’re interested in serving, please let Rebecca know by phone 859-429-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.
- Everlasting Arm, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
- The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.