Thursday Parish Post – February 22, 2018

                                                                        

Dear Parish Family and Friends,

A REMINDER: Articles or information for the Newsletter are due today.

CENTERING PRAYER

The Centering Prayer group will meet this coming at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and is scheduled to meet every other Saturday from that date, same time.  All are welcome. For a copy of Centering Prayer Guidelines, contact Tom Waggoner, 412-691-4106 or Landtwaggoner@gmail.com .

 

EMPTY BOWLS

The Empty Bowls Monongalia annual SOUP AND BREAD LUNCHEON will be on February 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Hazel & JW Ruby Community Center, 500 Mylan Park Lane – Chaplin Hill Rd.  Tickets can be bought at the door for a minimum donation of $20 each.  Children under 10 years old eat free, but do not receive a ceramic bowl.

 

Blessings,

Linda

 

2 LENT – FEBRUARY 25 WORSHIP

CELEBRANT:  The Rev. Elizabeth Hadaway

ALTAR GUILD:  (TEAM 4) Grace Ayscue, Becky Dinsmore Patti Harman, Anne Greza; Susan Seitz

8:00 AM

LITURGICAL ASSISTANT:  Jeff Fedan

USHER/GREETER:  Debbie Zaniewski

10:30 AM

READERS:  1st reading:  Dede Burnell; 2nd reading:  Corey Farris

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Stacey Elza, Matt Heiskell

INTERCESSOR:  Ryan Claycomb

ACOLYTES:  Cary Johnson, Bob Acciavatti, Collin Claycomb

USHERS:  Betsy Sharley, Jim Sharley

GREETER: Alice Frost

SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADER:  Sally Tolka; SUNDAY SCHOOL HELPER:  Anne Greza

YOUTH CHURCH LEADER:  Angela Carver

NURSERY CARE:  Bethany Kulchock, Tyler Rigby

COFFEE HOUR:  Claycomb Family

COUNTER:  Stacey Elza

VESTRY CLOSER / ASSIST: COUNTER:  PJ Henry

 

CALENDAR DATES  

 

Feb 22:         March Newsletter Articles Due

Feb 24:         Centering Prayer, 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

                        Empty Bowls Soup and Bread Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hazel & JW Ruby Community Center.

Feb 25:         Property Committee Meeting, 9:00 in the Parish Hall.

Mar 8:            Vestry Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Mar 10:          Centering Prayer, 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

                        Altar Guild Training, 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Mar 11:          Mark Conner Scholarship Sunday

                        Outreach Committee Meeting, 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

Mar 14:          SRSH Backpack Feeding Program, 12:30 p.m. at Scott’s Run Settlement House.

Mar 22:          April Newsletter Articles Due

Mar 24:          Centering Prayer, 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Mar 25:          Palm Sunday

 

[An asterisk notes outside organizations using our facilities; italics indicate diocesan or community events elsewhere.]

 

***Please note the following deadlines for future 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. ***

PARISH DIRECTORY

I will be updating our current parish directory for the 2018 – 2019 year.  If you do not have your contact information in the current directory, please email the office at thomasabecket.wv@gmail.com.  We also include pictures in our directory; so please send a recent photo of you and your family.  You can also change your current information or photo if you wish.  I will be working on the directory throughout February and March so that we can have it in time for Easter on April 1.  All photos and information will be due one month from today― on March 15.

PARISH LENTEN PROJECT

This year, the Outreach Committee invites you to add the Health Right’s Showering Program to your Lenten observance by purchasing needed hygiene supplies.  The project’s donation baskets in the Parish Hall have been somewhat forgotten since the holidays. The holidays are gone.  But the need for hygiene supplies continues.  Pick up a shopping list from the project exhibit table in the Parish Hall.

EASTER FLOWERS:

We will be taking donations for lilies and other spring flowers to decorate our church for Easter.  The cost is $20.00, and the sign-up sheet is on the table in the Narthex.  Please clearly print your name and your dedications for the Easter bulletin insert.   Envelopes will be available for the payments – please include our name and the amount on the envelope  The last day we will be taking donations is March 25.

CONNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

On Sunday, March 11, in support of the Mark Conner Memorial Scholarship, the loose offering as well as any checks designated will go to the scholarship fund.  Your contributions help support the education of students in our parish.  Scholarship applications along with directions and award criteria will be available in April.

WARM COATS FROM WARM HEARTS

As the winter temperatures have dropped well below freezing this year, our hearts hurt for those in need in these inclement times. We will be collecting any winter suitable clothing (hats, gloves, scarves, clothes) in a bin the Parish Hall. They will be taken to Christian Help once a month (or as needed). Please contact Neha Lal (neha.lal@gmail.com) for any details.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

CHRISTIAN HELP MENTORS NEEDED – Christian Help’s Jobs for Life program is looking for mentors for the spring class beginning Monday, February 26.  On Monday, February 19, beginning at 6 p.m., a mentor training will be held at Christian Help.  The training will last approximately 45 minutes.  Cheryl Prichard has served as a mentor with this program and would be happy to answer questions.  If you are interested in serving as a mentor, you may contact Amanda Ejimofor, volunteer coordinator & JFL coordinator, at Christian Help, 219 Walnut Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.  Call the office at 304-296-0221 or email them at vounteercoordinator@motownchristianhelp.com.

WOMEN ON WELLNESS (WOW) Women’s Health Day – Plan to be part of Women’s Health Day on Saturday, March 3, at Chestnut Ridge Church. The schedule is:  7:15 to 9 a.m. registration, screenings, and breakfast; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. sessions. The $50 registration fee includes health screenings, breakfast, lunch, materials, and sessions.  No woman or girl is turned away.  Ask  about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.  There will be gift cards available to cover registration.  Women in the military, veterans, and wives or significant others of veterans participate free.  Register at www.wowicandoit.com (registration is required) if you wish to participate.  Sponsored by the WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health/Libera/RDVIC.

IN OUR DIOCESE

Peterkin Summer Camps

Camp Registrations

Summer Camp registration forms and camp descriptions for Peterkin 2018 are available on the Peterkin website.  If you have any questions, please contact the Peterkin office at 304-822-4519.   Printable forms can be found at http://www.peterkin.org/pages/camps.html

Counselor Applications

Applications for new counselors are available on the website and are due February 28.  If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Jordan Trumble at Peterkin or by email at jordan.trumble@gmail.com.  The application form is an online form and can be found at this website: https://wvdiocese.formstack.com/forms/peterkin_job_application_1

Spring College and Young Adult Retreat

Peterkin is hosting the Diocesan Spring College and Young Adult Retreat March 9-11.  This Lenten event is open to all high school graduates ages 18 to 30, and the cost is $50 (with scholarships available for those who need them).  For more information, please contact the Rev. Mike Hadaway or the Rev. Jordan Trumble.  The registration form can be found at this link:  https://wvdiocese.formstack.com/forms/collegeretreat

Spring Work Weekend

Peterkin’s annual Spring Work Weekend will be held May 18-20 and the cost is $75.  Work Weekend helps prepare Peterkin for the summer camping season ahead and offers time for fellowship and worship.  This event is open to those who are 21 years old or older.  To register, follow this link: https://wvdiocese.formstack.com/forms/workweekend18

PRAYER LIST

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

Persons recently in need of prayer:  Trudy Alexander; John Allan (Betsy Sharley’s nephew); Alice Ballas; Robert Brock; Tom Brown; Brent Cendana; Greg Elmes, Fred Farris; John Filios, Steve Game; Martha Hawkins; Dean Innerst (Marlin Dehoff’s cousin); The Rev. Dan Kimble; Donna LeTourneau (Carol Roberts Spears’ cousin); George Marshall; Amy Robbins; Anna Roberts (Carol Roberts Spears’ sister -in-law); Matthew Sachs; Carrie Sanders; Jesse Sanders; Jim Sharley; Thelma Sharley (Jim Sharley’s sister-in-law).

Persons for whom we have continuing concern:  (last names starting with I – N) Vicki Iber; Amina Marie Jackson (Florita Montgomery’s great-niece); Jill Jenkins; Ray Kesler; Greg Kocher (Renee Beard’s brother); Debbie Latanzi; Emory Lehosit (Nancy Walker’s uncle); Shannon LeNoir; Barbara Hoyt Leonard (Jerrey Hoyt’s daughter); Eliza Mazezka; Betty McCartney; David McCrory; Mike Meehan (Kevin Meehan’s brother); Slobodan Mitric; Anne Mudgett; Christopher Murdoch; Alex Nelson; Gail Nickens (Jeff Fedan’s cousin).

We pray for those in the military and other branches of service:  Erin Berard (Elmes’s daughter-in-law); James Berard (Elmes’s son); Michael Handlan (Patty Harman’s nephew); Allen Hartley (Susan Butler’s nephew); David Hartley (Susan Butler’s nephew); David Leonard (Jerrey Hoyt’s grandson); Neil Reynolds; Jake Robinson; Michael Stellato; Phillip Steve; Lee Zaniewski; and all deployed persons.

Our prayers and sympathy are offered to the family and friends of Jean Ann Hartley (Susan Butler’s mother); and Ann Sausen who died recently.  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Worship Schedule

Sunday                         8:00 a.m. (Holy Eucharist Rite I, spoken)

10:30 a.m. (Holy Eucharist Rite II, with music); nursery care and Sunday School with children’s worship

Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday        9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (except holidays)