Announcements

 March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

UTO Boxes are available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.

African Team Ministries—There are Kenyan crafts for sale in the Parish Hall. Proceeds go toward educational supplies in Kenya. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
 
Lenten Series:  A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

Weekly Roles

The full list of Weekly Roles can be found here

Serving Grace March 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Dick Harshberger(10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Bette Wright

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace March 24, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Patrick and Jennifer Hand

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

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Red Door Ministry
March, 2019

Students are on Spring Break from Radford University this week. We have just experienced a very exciting month and are looking forward to the remainder of this semester.
 

The students are really enjoying the family dinner atmosphere of our dinners. With the large dining room table we sit, pray, and share our meal and week together. Several have commented the ‘family’ dinner feeling it gives and makes them homesick for. At our weekly group meetings we are continuing our book study Hurt Healer by Tony Nolan. The students have really been enjoying this study as we read the chapters during the week and discuss it together when we come together. Through the contemporary study of the Good Samaritan we are learning how to make peace with the hurt from our past so that we can help others.  

We are just beginning How2charist (an online medium made aware to me by our Rector, Kathy)and the students have been really receptive. Only a minority of our students have any understanding of the Episcopal faith and this multimedia experience through the Eucharist is presented in such a way to capture their interest and they are excited to experience the Eucharist at the end of the study together.

  There are several new students this semester and the group is growing closely knit. They have begun relationships outside of club which is a healthy outpouring of the group dynamic itself. We have some field trips planned for second semester including a trip to the Cascades as well as possibly a game of Laser Tag in Christiansburg.

In addition to Red Door, the facility is being used for Weekly meetings of UKIRK and a weekly meeting on Sunday evenings where the directors of UKIRK, and Unity hold a shared ministry worship service where all faith based collegiate clubs at Radford are invited to attend and worship and join in discussions regarding specific distinctives of the represented faith movements. Future plans for the facility use is the continued and further development of the residential program and possibly a collegiate targeted Celebrate Recovery movement.

There is a lot going on and we invite you to be a part. We need help weekly with the picking up of students for club and meal preparation. The student interaction would be a blessing for all involved; both the students and the volunteer. We still need some specific donations such as 5 desk chairs and dressers and some gray matching curtains. We have the ongoing needs of dish soap, paper goods, toilet paper, trash bags and household cleaners and hand soaps.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support.

Roger Cook

 540-855-4276

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Lenten Film Series

Faith and Film Lenten Series starts this March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 with the film All Saints, staring John Corbett. Sign up to share soup and/or bread.

All Saints Part 2 - March 20    Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

All Saints
Part 2 - March 20 

Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

Same Kind of Different as Me    Part 1 - March 27    Part 2 - April 3   Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 1 - March 27

Part 2 - April 3

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Come Sunday    Part 1 - April 10 Part 2 - April 17    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.