July and August 2014
From the Rector:
We have entered the phase in the life of the church known as the "summer slump." As people travel and recreate, church attendance declines and as a result, so does church income. In response to the attendance decline we have a single service each Sunday at 10:00a.m. during the month of July. This year two Sundays will have music like 11:00a.m. and two will not, like 9:00a.m. This helps provide a "critical mass' for worship, but not for income. I ask you to be thoughtful about this problem by keeping your pledge and gifts to the church as current as possible.
Melissa and I will be on vacation the month of July. The out of town part will be abbreviated because of responsibilities for Melissa's mother’s recovery from very serious injuries sustained in an automobile accident. We are thankful for the prayers of the parish for Elise Grabe and ask that they continue through a challenging recovery process.
Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian/Anglican
(from the comedian Robin Williams, who is an Episcopalian, on an HBO special)
10. No snake handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them.
7. You don't have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. Church year is color-coded.
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry - none of the guilt.
2. You don't have to know how to swim to get baptized.
And the # 1 reason to be an Episcopalian:
1. No matter what you believe, there's bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you!
July Services Reminder:
During the month of July, all services are at 10am only.
Sunday School & Youth Group on Summer Hiatus
We will resume in September.
Flower Chart Sign Up
There are still two weeks in
August left on the flower chart.
Would someone like to volunteer
for Aug.3rd or 10th?
The choir and chimers are
on hiatus until September.
Busy Hands We will meet on Saturday,
July 5 and August 2nd from 9am-3pm. If you like knitting,
crocheting or sewing, this is the place for you! Yard sale will be August
English Language Study Program Needs Housing
On July 17th youth from China will be coming to Live Oak for the above program to improve their English language skills while experiencing American life and culture. They will leave around August 1st. If you are interested in having a student in your home, please contact Jahnie Economou; (1-678-640-1609 or at: email@example.com
The Boat House at Camp Weed is Almost Finished
Submitted by Joe Chamberlain
Special thanks to the Damon family, John Cotner (architect), Bob White and the Bishop's Men from all across the diocese, the men from Grace Mission and Fr Mike Snyder. Not much remaining to do, just a little trim, water line and some lighting.
Thanks to our own Glenn Miller for his hard work!
We seem to be collecting pans, trays, dishes,serving plates, etc., etc. Please check out the kitchen counters, cabinets, rolling cart, and shelves over the ice machine to retrieve any utensils that may missing from your kitchen.
We need ushers for the following services:
Please call Ellen at the church office.
If you can help our youth group by providing a Wednesday night dinner, please sign up on the Dinner Angel sheeton the bulletin board or notify Tammy Williams at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Hour/Flower Charts
The 2014 Coffee Hour and Altar Flower charts are posted in the parish hall. Be sure to pick your special dates and sign up early.
Daughters of the King
The next meeting will be on July 1 at 6pm. All ladies of the church are invited to attend for the meeting, dinner and study.
Men’s Night Out
The Wednesday and Friday night meetings begin at 7:30pm and a new Ladies meeting has been added at 5pm on Saturdays.
GODLY GAZETTE NOW AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL
If you would like to receive your gazette by email, please notify the church office and we will remove your name from the snail mail list and add it to the email list. Thanks for your help in helping manage our budget. Don’t forget to visit our website. Most, if not all, of the newsletter is posted online. You may let Ellen know @ email@example.com http://www.stlukesliveoak.org
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