Parish Post – July 18, 2019

Dear Parish Family and Friends,

This Sunday is the deadline for backpack donations for Scott’s Run Settlement House. Donations of backpacks for any school age, from pre-kindergarten to high school, will be distributed to needy local school children. 

Please bring backpacks to the Sunday School room and place them in Ann Pahl’s cradle, which is in the corner by the window to the far right side (from the doorway).

If you don’t have time to shop or would prefer to make a monetary donation, Aurie Acciavatti will be making a trip to buy backpacks. Please give Aurie either cash or a check made to her with “backpacks” in the memo line by July 21. Backpacks should be brought to church by Sunday, July 21 so that they can be delivered to SRSH by the July 26 deadline.


ALTAR GUILD:  (TEAM 3) Renee Beard, Lynn Harper, Alice Meehan, Richard Morris, John Pearson, Allyson Perry, Lynda Waggoner
FLOWERS:  Linda Yost

8:00 AM 
USHER/GREETER: Becky Dinsmore

10:30 AM 
ACOLYTES: John Beall / Bob Acciavatti / Anna Robbins
READERS:  1st reading: John Taylor  2nd reading: Beth Royall
GREETER: Sarah Whitty
USHERS: Carol Roberts Spears / Roy Spears
COUNTER: Beth Royall
COFFEE HOUR:  Claycombs & Fellowship Committee
NURSERY CARE: Bethany Kulchock, Tyler Rigby
SUNDAY SCHOOL:  The Youth Group (supervised by Angela Carver)

July 21:        Outreach Committee Meeting – 9:15 am
Aug. 2:          Pahl Trail Work Day – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Aug. 10:        Pahl Trail Work Day – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug. 11:         Stewardship Committee Meeting – 9:15 am

An asterisk notes outside organizations using our facilities; italics indicate diocesan or community events elsewhere. Please note the following deadlines for our church publications. Wednesdays for Parish Post items, Thursdays (noon) for changes to the Sunday Bulletin, and the 22nd of each month for newsletter items. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Members of the Youth Group, supervised by Angela Carver, will be teaching Sunday School July 7 through the end of August.

The Youth Group will have two more upcoming Trail Work Day to maintain Pahl Hill and create an outdoor worship space:

  • Friday, August 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 10 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Questions: Angela Carver / / 309-287-627

“And thus it is impossible to separate works from faith, quite as impossible as to separate burning and shining from fire. Beware, therefore, of your own false notions and of the idle talkers, who would be wise enough to make decisions about faith and good works, and yet are the greatest fools.”

Women of the Diocese are asked to hold the dates of September 20-22 open for the Women’s Conference, sponsored by Diocesan Women’s Ministries. The theme of the retreat is “Graced,” led by  The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Byers Walter. The weekend conference will take place at Peterkin in Romney. Check out the brochure for more information.

Are you on Instagram? You can follow us @st.thomasabecket
And if you have photos from church events that you’d like posted on our Instagram, text them to Natalie: (208) 360-2787.

Currently the Leins are looking for  monetary contributions toward the cost of purchasing  a washer/dryer set. If you would like to contribute, you can either contact Richard Morris, send checks with “washer/dryer” in the memo line to the office, or place them in the offering plate on Sunday.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to Wheeling, WV to join in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry invites us to join him in The Way of Love.
Tickets are available here for the October 5th event.
There is limited seating for October 6th. Contact St. Matthew’s for tickets. More information is available here.

Update: Saint Matthew’s will be privileged to have Presiding Bishop Curry as our guest preacher on Sunday, Oct 6 at 10:30 am.  We have seating for a little more than 100 available in the sanctuary. There are also 32 seats in the balcony in the rear of the sanctuary.  You will need to be physically fit to climb the stairs to sit there. We would like people to form themselves into groups of four if possible as each section of our pews seats four. If you would like to reserve one of these seats for the service please contact Mary Paull, our parish administrator, at 304-233-0133.  She is typically in the office from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
–The Rev. Mark Seitz

Another Update: St. Thomas a Becket is planning to rent a 15-passenger van to attend the October 5 event. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex if you are interested. If you plan to attend, you must purchase your own tickets from WesBanco Arena.

Reminder:  Names on the Continuing Concern list will appear in alphabetically divided groups throughout the month. 

Persons recently in need of prayer:  Bennie Allison; Ozzie Ayscue (Grace Ayscue’s father); Jenece Baker (Roy Spears’ cousin); Mildred Baker (Brenda Swearingen’s aunt); Deborah Bentley (from Marlin Dehoff); Derbie Bernard; Emily Black (from Jason Robbins); John Chanas (from the Fedans); Fr. John V. Di Bacco Jr.; Dustin; Barbara Eller; Wendy Fedan (the Fedans’ daughter-in-law); Marty French; Alice Frost; Donna Fry (from the Dutkeviczes); Ronny Girlinghouse (Brenda Swearingen’s cousin); Jeanette Hopkins (from the Dutkeviczes); Jerrey Hoyt; Kay Hubbard (Dorothy Skidmore’s cousin); Alice Kellison;  Eldon Kocher (Renee Beard’s father); Elsa Meyer; Joe Mogyoros; Julius Mogyoros (from the Fedans); Christy Farris Morris; Anne Mudgett; Lindsey Novinich;  Lenae O’Dell;  John Pearson; Nina Perelli; Sandy Poulson; Sam Richardson; Teresa Richardson (from Aurie Acciavatti); Joni Roberts (from Carol Roberts Spears); Paul Roberts (Carol Roberts Spears’ brother); Joseph Sharley (Jim Sharley’s brother); Jennifer Smith; Mary Frances Smith;  Amanda Street; Christine TallJoe Tomtishen (from Fr. Tony); Donna Vereecke (Linda Durfee’s cousin); Eb Werner (from the Fedans); Bertha Wilson.

Persons for whom we have continuing concern: (Last names I-M) Dean Innerst (Marlin Dehoff’s cousin); Amina Marie Jackson (Florita Montgomery’s great-niece); Jill Jenkins; Ray Kesler; Kris Krajnak; Derry Krause; Donna LeTourneau (Carol Roberts Spears’ cousin); Emory Lehosit (Nancy Walker’s uncle); Shannon LeNoir; Barbara Hoyt Leonard (Jerrey Hoyt’s daughter); George Marshall; Sydney McDonald; Mike Meehan (Kevin Meehan’s brother); Laura Motter (from Cheryl Prichard).

We pray for those in the military and other branches of service: James Berard (Elmes’ son); Fr. John Bethell; Trevor Davison; Mac Durfee (Linda Durfee’s nephew); Michael Handlan (Patty Harman’s nephew); Allen Hartley; David Hartley (Susan Butler’s nephew); Justin Izzo; Erin Kilroy; John Maxwell; Neil Reynolds; Jake Robinson; Fr. Tony Setley; Michael Stellato; Phillip Steve; Lee Zaniewski; and all deployed persons.


Regular Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (except holidays)

Worship Schedule
Sunday – 8:00Holy Eucharist I, spoken
10:30 amHoly Eucharist II, with music
nursery care and Sunday School