May 19, 2013
Welcome Guests: We are honored to have you worshipping at St. Patrick’s today. Please sign the guest book in the narthex and join us for coffee at the house at the end of the sidewalk. If you have any questions or would like to talk to a priest call Fr. Ray @ 400-6721.
Welcome Guest Choirmaster: Please welcome Mark Gersmehl who will be filling in for Kirk while he is in Europe.
Adult Sunday School: Fr. Chris continues his class at 10am.
SPY: Saint Patrick’s Youth: Will meet today, 1-3pm.
Bible Study: Wed May 22, 6:30pm at Fr. Ray’s. Covered Dish
ALPHA: Thurs., May 23, 7pm, Cole House.
Evening Prayer and Requiem Mass: Sat. May 25, 5pm. Give names of deceased to Fr. Ray.
Teacher Appreciation: Sunday, May 26 is the last day of Sunday School for children and youth. Teachers and Chapel Leaders will be recognized at both services. Chapel will continue in the summer.
Food Bank Sunday: May 25; needed this month canned vegetables.
Vacation Bible School Registration: Forms are available in the Narthex. VBS will be Mon. to Fri. June 17 to 21, 9:30am to noon. Adults and youth see Ms. Marty if you would like to help.
Birthday and Anniversary Forms: If you have not filled one out or need to update your info, please see the forms on the table in the Narthex. They can be given to Ms. Marty.
Coffee Hour: If you are interested in joining this ministry contact Kelli Morris, 678-429-1980.
St. Patrick’s Helping Hands of Love: Ministry for those needing special love from us. If you or a loved one is ill, having surgery, returning home, we will provide meals, help with errands, transportation, light housework, or whatever is needed that would be a help or a blessing. Contact clergy, staff, or Pam DeWolfe at email@example.com or 615-968-7219.
St. Patrick’s Cookbook: on sale for $10 in the narthex. It will make a great Mother’s Day Gift.
2013 Altar Flower Calendar: Posted on the door of Marty’s office in Cole House.
Fr. Ray’s Blog: Includes his Sermons, Rants/Ruminations, Reflections on the Lessons of the One Year Bible and Stump the Rector questions. Go to frkasch.com.
Close your eyes and imagine that you have suddenly been transported back in time to the year 1946. In your mind’s eye, see the persons in the pew in front of you. The man is wearing a uniform, with hash marks on the sleeve. He has just returned from Europe, where he served in the infantry. Next to him is his young wife, wearing a red hat with a jaunty feather. The Offertory Sentence is spoken. He reaches into his back pocket to pull out his wallet. Carefully, he removes a folded ten-dollar bill and places it in the offering plate. He is grateful to God for his safe return to his family and friends, for his homecoming to this church, where he was baptized twenty-two years before. He bows his head in thanksgiving. Over the many years since, he has put thousands of dollars in that same plate, Sunday by Sunday, as witness to his faith and gratitude. He is here in spirit now, in the pew where he always sat, in his beloved church, and many more are here with him. You are surrounded by a great cloud of unseen witnesses who have given so much. It is now your turn. Make your witness in giving, so that others will follow you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God -- Phil 4:6
Beth Mitchell - healing from MS
Amy Miller - breathing and physical strength
Pat Hopper – Olivia Debboli’s grandmother, cancer
Peter, Sunil and Sumi – emotional healing
Roland Parris – Andy Grosson’s stepfather, healing
Duane Maguire – Brent’s little brother, needs heart transplant
Margarette Devaney – relief - suffering, anxiety of Alzheimer’s
Thomas Stephens – Jim’s father, failing health
Tommy – John Drivas’ nephew, Lymnes disease, blood disorder
Melba – Dan Maxwell’s mother, recover from surgery
Linda Brown – friend of Sniders, stage 4 cancer, strength and successful treatment
Debbie Karns – heart problems, complications from broken foot
Robert Karns – loss of vision
Catherine Delaney – Joan’s mother, lung cancer
Trellis Stephens – Jim’s mother, recover from hip surgery
Larry Bryant – Pamela’s husband, spots on lung, brain, hip
Fred Champion – cancer possible returned, future biopsies
Cathy Norris – severe back pain
Edward Sewell – Kelly Stovall’s father
Anna Green – recover from hip replacement surgery
Tony and Peggy Johnson – Donna Allen’s parents, he recover from stroke, she strength and healing to care for him
Britt’s mother – cancer and breathing problems
Ken Carlsen – Carie Casselberry’s brother, COPD, doing well with cardiac rehab, PSA continues to drop
Tom Blow – bladder cancer, that he comes to know Jesus
Brenda Stonecipher – healing from cancer
Robin – Pam Dye’s sister, Bob Cole’s daughter, healing, strength for doctors and family
John Kearns – Hal’s brother, cancer
Myrna Copperman Supanick – not doing well with cancer
Linda Sicurezza – good results, healing from brain surger
Rebecca Jane – granddaughter of Fr. BE and Beth, healing
Helen Smaron – physical strength
Dennis Smaron – Recover from hip surgery
June and Jim – serious car accident, healing and help for transportation due to loss of car
Ruth Demarest – cancer and hospice, her family, Michelle and Cliff Warner, Jonathan and Gwendolyn, Julie Demarest, Chris Andrews and Alex
Andy Haines – Strength and wisdom
Jane Haines – comfort and care
Tyler Stovall – recover from bicycle accident
Rev. Steve Sallee – Knoxville, massive heart attack
Jean Hale – Eric’s mother, brain cancer
Rick Delima – viral encephalitis
Cyntia & Jason Bybee – son born with lung problems, now home; Jason, non-healing cellulitis
Levi Chance – that patch and glasses will fix lazy eye, no surgery
Kayle Griffin – unknown illness, lots of abnormal test results
McKenzie Napier – Jerry’s baby girl, recover from emergency surgery
Dan Maxwell – disorientation, undiagnosed illness
The Rt Rev’d Dr Foley Beach - Anglican Diocese of the South
ADOTS Prayer Calendar- New Life in Christ Anglican Fellowship, Newnan GA
The Rt. Rev’d Keith Ackerman - Bishop of Forward in Faith
St. Andrew’s Anglican/Nashville, Fr. Jim Guill
St. Michael’s Anglican/Gallatin, Fr. Pete Minton
St. Matthias Anglican/Nashville, Mrs. Susan Crane
St. Stephen’s Anglican/Tullahoma – Fr. Joel
Hope Lutheran Church/Murfreesboro, Fr. Freddy Richardson
Holy Family Anglican Church/Hendersonville – Fr. Jeff Jones
Christ the King Anglican Church/Winchester, Fr. Bill Midgett
Church of the Redeemer/Chattanooga – Fr. Tom Waddell
Tenn. Deanery of ADOTS – The Very Rev’d Ray Kasch - Dean
The Rev’d Ronnie Meek/Springhouse Worship and Arts Center
St. Brigid’s Anglican Church ? (future church plant)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and in the Middle East
Safety for our armed forces, victory over terrorism, peace
God’s protection, blessing and safe return for the Dearmans as they travel in Europe
Lt. Michael Grant – deployed to Kuwait
Sebastian –come to know the love of God in Jesus Christ
Evan and Rachel Aldridge – missionaries to Dominican, 2 yrs
Lee Stewart – Chris Grosson’s grandmother
Fedaa Salib – peace in Egypt, for her husband to come soon to USA and her sister to get a visa to come to USA
Faculty/Staff of the Anglican School of Ministry, Little Rock AR
Bonnie and family – she has terminal cancer
Melinda and Michael Holt – Adrian’s daughter, safe, healthy pregnancy
Hana Reykalla Fouad’s husband – find a job, Egyptian Christian refugee
Kenny and Tara Stephens – safe and healthy pregnancy
H.H. and J.H. – safe and healthy pregnancy
Mark Toler – Joy Thompson’s brother, salvation
Pamela Norton Bryant – peace, mercy, grace to give care to her husband and be able to work
St. Patrick’s Choir – growth and guidance and blessing
Blessings on St. Patrick’s Vestry – Mark Miller, Michael Grant, Joan O’Shields, Donna Allen, Gwendolyn Hamilton, Chris Grosson, Dorrence Stovall, Carl Barringer, Treasurer, Adrian Dye, Jr. Warden, Steve Thompson, Sr. Warden
Departed and Those Who Mourn
For our Enemies
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred., cruelty and revenge,: and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP. p.816)
A glorious Spring
St. Paul wrote to the Ephesians, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” As a practical way of following this command, customs have evolved to aide our corporate worship.
Silence: It is our custom, upon entering the Nave (worship space) to maintain silence. We enter, first dipping our fingers in the font and make the sign of the cross. In this way we renew our baptismal covenant and set ourselves apart for the worship of God. We genuflect before the Real Presence of Christ in the Tabernacle as we enter our pew and we kneel to say our prayers to prepare our hearts and minds for worship. Because others are doing this also, we run the risk of interrupting their prayers if we do not maintain silence. We speak to God before the service. God speaks to us during the service. We speak to one another after the service.
The Altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their anniversary by Donna and Richard Allen