Announcements

July Mission
Red Door Campus Ministry

Red Door Ministry is our Campus Ministry at Radford University. The monthly mission for July will be to help with additional support beyond what is provided by the Diocesan Higher Education Committee to continue its missional work among the collegiate community at Radford.

Donations received this month will go toward covering the costs of food items not otherwise provided on regular Monday Night meetings, outreach events, gifts given during finals week, and student attendance at retreats and work weekends at ministries like Boys Home and Grace House. This funding will also support other campus groups like UKirk.

Becoming the Beloved Community Pilgrimage at Bisset Park August 17 starting at 3:30—Dr. Wornie Reed, Professor, Sociology and Africana Studies, Director, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Tech will be speaking.

August Kids—August Kids will be held on Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00a-12:00p and 4:00p-6:00p at Central United Methodist Church. Income eligible Radford families may participate. Letters and applications will NOT be mailed this year. Applicants will need to attend the screening process. For your application please provide a photo ID, proof of address, social security card or birth certificate for each child, proof of financial eligibility.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).

Coats for Kids is Seeking Donations—Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts will find a good home when donated to the annual Coats for Kids drive sponsored by the Radford Clothing Bank. Coats for Kids provides in-good-condition winter wear for school children (pre-school through high school) throughout the New River Valley. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.The coats will be distributed in early October at the Clothing Bank.


 Preparing for Next Sunday
Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21
 
In next week's Old Testament reading from Hosea we have the well-known and quite moving portrait of Yahweh, the ever-patient father, attempting to raise the recalcitrant child Israel. It is a poignant scene as Yahweh withholds his anger and extends compassion to Israel. A similarly moving portrait of the steadfast love of God is sketched in Psalm 107, a psalm of thanksgiving. Our epistolary reading for next Sunday from Colossians sketches a profile of behavior that results from our union with Christ. Expectations for a morally responsible life are set forth quite clearly. The gospel lesson contains Jesus' parable of the rich man whose fields produced abundantly but whose life was focused only on accumulating more. What themes do you find in these readings?


Weekly Roles

Serving Grace July 28, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Michael Cluver (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Bruce and Bonnie Cunningham

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Jonhston

Serving Grace August 4, 2019

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

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

Counters
Sherri Carper and Kristi McCraw

Coffee Hour
Dennis and Margaret Galecki

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Beth Gaspard, and Jennifer Hand


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