Announcements

August Mission

Red Door Campus Ministry

Red Door Ministry is our Campus Ministry at Radford University. The mission for July and August 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.

Thanks to those who helped with the event at Bisset Park Saturday. 

There will be a Parish Meeting at 11:00 on Sunday September 8 to discuss the continuation of Grace Rooms and Red Door campus ministry.  Please make every effort to attend.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M)—The plan is to visit in 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). 

Lectionary Lunch—will resume on Thursday, September 5 at 12:00.

Adult Forum this Fall

9:15-10:15 on Sundays

1st Sundays - WL:JG 

2nd Sundays - Conformation

3rd Sundays - Listening Group

4th Sundays - Deacon's Hour.

 

Preparing for Next Sunday

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Psalm 71:1-6

Hebrews 12:18-29

Luke 13:10-17

Next week’s Old Testament reading begins a nine-week cycle of readings from Jeremiah. The first selection is the account of the prophet’s call and commission. Given the challenge Yahweh set before Jeremiah, welcome reassurance is given in Psalm 71, which expresses confidence in Yahweh’s ability to provide assistance and stability in times of trouble. Sinai and Zion provide the reflective images of the epistolary text from Hebrew’s which invites us to join the pilgrimage that ultimately leads to the heavenly Jerusalem. In the Gospel reading, Jesus’ healing of a crippled woman serves as the occasion for exposing the hypocrisy of biblical interpretation that insists on literal observance at the expense of human need.

Weekly Roles

Please contact the Parish Office if you are able to fill in for Coffee Hour on August 25. Thank you!

Serving Grace August 25, 2019

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

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Lee Slusher (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
TBD

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Beth Gaspard, and Jennifer Hand

Serving Grace August 18, 2019

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

Lector
Paula Downs(8a)
Ann Walker (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Jack and Traci Brockway

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Beth Gaspard, and Jennifer Hand