Parish Post – September 5, 2019

Dear Parish Family and Friends,

This Sunday is the annual Welcome Home Picnic after the 10:30 service. The Fellowship Committee will provide chicken; please bring a dish to share!

Rev. John Lein’s church email address is
The church office’s email is being transitioned to
The old office email address will still work ( but it will forward emails to the new address, and Natalie will gradually start sending emails from
Please make sure these new addresses are in your contacts so they don’t get flagged as spam. 


ALTAR GUILD:  (TEAM 2) Rose Dutkevicz / Alice Meehan / Mary Lou Rudolph
FLOWERS:  Linda Yost

8:00 AM 
USHER/GREETER: Becky Dinsmore

10:30 AM 
ACOLYTES: Linda Yost / Bob Acciavatti / Dori Heiskell
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Corey Farris / Matt Heiskell
INTERCESSOR: Aurie Acciavatti
READERS:  1st reading: Carol Roberts Spears  2nd reading: Byron Nelson
GREETER: Sarah Whitty
USHERS: Angela Carver / Madelyn Carver
COUNTER: Beth Royall
COFFEE HOUR:  Welcome Home Picnic
NURSERY CARE: Bethany Kulchock, Tyler Rigby
SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Angela Carver

Sept. 8:         Welcome Home Picnic after the 10:30 service
                          Finance Committee Meeting in the parlor after the 10:30 service
Sept. 11:        Backpack Feeding Program at 12:30 pm at Scott’s Run Settlement House on Wednesday
Sept. 12:        Vestry Meeting at 6:30 pm
Sept. 15:        Outreach Committee Meeting at 9:15 am
                          Special Events Committee Meeting at 12:00 noon
Sept. 21:        Fall Cleanup Day from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on Saturday
Sept. 22:       Formation Hour Begins for children, youth, and adults from 9:15 – 10:15 am each Sunday
                          Stewardship Committee Meeting
Sept. 28:       Acolyte Training at 10:00 am on Saturday
Sept. 29:       Local Harvest Luncheon after the 10:30 service

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 (morning) for changes to the Sunday Bulletin, and the 22nd of each month for newsletter items. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Formation classes will begin, church-wide, on September 22, during the 9:15 – 10:15 am hour. Rules require the presence of at least two adults when teaching children. In anticipation of this, both Angela Carver and Corina Chang will need assistant teachers and/or teacher coverage.

  • Angela will need assistant teachers during the 9:15-10:15 am formation hour for youth (grades 6-12).
  • Corina will need assistant teachers both during the 9:15-10:15 hour and the children’s chapel service (which takes place during the Rite II service, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm) for children (pre-K-5).
There are two sign-up sheets on the narthex table. Lessons and resources will be planned and ready for you. If you can help, please sign up!
If you’re available, consider helping on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, with a Fall Cleanup Day to work on the grounds around the church. Bring work gloves (and/or any tool you have a preference for). Questions: Kathy Fedan / 

Tom Brown has been transferred from Mon General to the Madison Center. Visits would be appreciated!COFFEE HOUR
There are some open coffee hour dates in September; the sign-up sheet is on the cupboard (outside the kitchen) in the parish hall. Thank you for participating in this important ministry!LOCAL HARVEST LUNCHEON
The Special Events Committee is delighted to present a Local Harvest Luncheon featuring the bounty of the Morgantown Farmer’s Market on Sunday, September 29, following the 10:30 am worship service. The cost is $10 for adults, free for children under 12, and $25 for families with two or more children over 12. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Thomas a Becket Capital Projects fund.

We brought nothing into this world, so that we can take nothing out . . . .” (I Timothy 6:7); “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return” (Job 1:21).

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.

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. The sign-up sheet in the narthex is almost full. 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; Jenece Baker (Roy Spears’ cousin); Deborah Bentley (from Marlin Dehoff); Derbie Bernard; Emily Black (from Jason Robbins); Tom Brown; Arthur Caspary (Betsy Sharley’s nephew); John Chanas (from the Fedans); Marian Connor; Ruby DelaMata (from Margot Racin); FrJohn V. Di Bacco Jr.; DustinBarbara Eller; Wendy Fedan (the Fedans’ daughter-in-law); Marty French; Alice Frost; Donna Fry (from the Dutkeviczes); Jeanette Hopkins (from the Dutkeviczes); Jerrey Hoyt; Kay Hubbard (Dorothy Skidmore’s cousin); Alice Kellison;  Eldon Kocher (Renee Beard’s father); Joe Mogyoros (from the Fedans);Julius Mogyoros (from the Fedans); Anne Mudgett; Lindsey Novinich;  Lenae O’Dell; John Pearson; Sandy Poulson; Sam Richardson; Teresa Richardson (from Aurie Acciavatti); Joni Roberts (from Carol Roberts Spears); Paul Roberts (Carol Roberts Spears’ brother); Jeff Rousell (from Aurie Acciavatti); Linda Rousell (Aurie Acciavatti’s cousin); Dorothy Skidmore;  Jennifer Smith; Mary Frances Smith; Amanda Street; Christine Tall; Autrice Thomas (from Alice Meehan); John Unger (from Jeff Fedan); Frances VanScoy (from the Meehans); Donna Vereecke (Linda Durfee’s cousin) Eb Werner (from the Fedans); Bertha Wilson; Mary Yocco (from Aurie Acciavatti). 

Persons for whom we have continuing concern: (Last names E-H) Greg Elmes; Eric Elza (Stacey Elza’s father); Fred Farris; Guy Fedan (Jeff Fedan’s brother); Nancy Frazer; Bob Freshcorn; Michael Frownfelter; Ronny Girlinghouse (Brenda Swearingen’s cousin); Ron Hanson; Joe Harworth; Martha Hawkins; Sarah Healy; Justin Heydon; Betty Hicks; Michael J. Hoyt, Sr. (Jerrey Hoyt’s son).

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.

Our prayers and sympathy are offered to the family and friends of Delores Morris (Richard Morris’ grandmother), who died recently. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.


Regular Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (except holidays)
Natalie will be out of the office Sept. 12 – Sept. 20

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