The Rt. Rev. Brian R Seage, Bishop
The Rev. C.J. Meaders, Rector
The Rev. Cathy Halford, Deacon
Wardens: Kris Mink - Sr. Warden, Arrington Widemire – Jr. Warden
Vestry: Andre Ducote, Robin Gourley, Keith Grant, Matthew Guinn, Tim McIntyre,
Chris McMillin, Donna Nigro, Elise Stewart, Sharon Stewart,
David Jackson (Treasurer), Sarah Shelby (Clerk)
Staff: Andrea Tyre – Parish Administrator, Carleen Hicks – Sexton,
Gus Schreiber – Interim Organist / Choir Director
May 11, 2021
IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS BACK!
We are now up to 125 per service!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!
HOLY EUCHARIST SUNDAY 10:30 AM LIVESTREAM FACEBOOK
Sermon for Sixth Sunday of Easter
RECTOR'S REFLECTION: MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH
Youth Sunday is awesome, but it's not enough.
Every year we do this really great thing we are doing this Sunday. We ask our youth to take over the roles in the liturgy and one senior to deliver the sermon. We call this thing Youth Sunday. It happens at most if not all Episcopal churches. It happens once a year. It's great, but it is not enough.
The church needs you to help us actually be the church.
Did you know that when you are baptized you are considered a full member of the church and when you are confirmed you are ready to take part in church leadership? The church benefits from having your voice and your perspective on the way things are going. Not feeling Sunday worship? Tell us! Tired of sitting around in classrooms listening to one person? Let us know! Want to create a St. Columb's Insta? Have at it!
With that, I want to give us three goals to work on for fall.
1. Add a Youth Vestry Representative to join our vestry meetings and give you a voice in the leadership of this church.
2. Recruit youth to join in committee work as we plan events and shape the mission and ministry of the church.
3. Add youth to more traditional adult roles in the liturgy (readers, ushers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, etc.)
I hope these three goals will be a beginning of something new and life giving in our church... because...
Youth Sunday is awesome, but it's not enough!
**NEW SLOTS ADDED**
Can I buy you a cup of coffee?
I'd like to invite you to a one on one conversation with me over a cup of coffee... on me. The conversation will be a chance for us to get to know one another better and for me to offer pastoral care and spiritual direction. We can meet at the local coffee shop or I'll make you a cup at the church. If you don't drink coffee (why?) then I will make an equally attractive beverage available to you, if there is such a thing.
And, of course, we can sit distanced from one and other and raise our masks for each sip.
Sign up for a spot on the calendar. I look forward to our conversation! Click here to reserve your spot
FROM YOUR DEACON
ANN SMITH ELEMENTARY PICNIC
As we all know, this was a tough year for all students, especially some of our youngest. As is part of our outreach, St. Columb’s will host a picnic for the 4-year olds on May 19 at Ann Smith Elementary. At the end of the year, the letters of the alphabet are reviewed. The letter of the day on May 19 is P. So P for PICNIC, PIZZA, POPCORN, POPSICLES, PINK, AND PURPLE!!! We will also give gift cards to the two teachers. If you would like to help with this celebration, please let Mary Margaret Woodrick or Betty Jo Mahaffey know. Many thanks for your help!!
Please remember that as the days and weeks and months go on, there are people who will continue to need someone to take them to appointments and pick up groceries and prescriptions for them. If you are willing to be that special someone, please call the office or me so we can put your name on the list. This ministry is so important. I hope that it will continue into the future.
Youth Sunday is coming this weekend May 16 at the 10:30 service! Youth Sunday is the Sunday that our worship is lead by our youth, including a Senior Sermon which will be offered by Phoebe Guinn, daughter of Matthew and Kristen Guinn. In addition, we will send our seniors out with a blessing as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. Please check out the list of our seniors below and let's get ready to celebrate them and all our youth on Youth Sunday!
The church will celebrate Pentecost on May 22 and May 23 with two great events. "A Taste of Red Wine" will hosted by our ECW after the 5 PM service. It will be held outside in the breezeway of the church and offer wine, fruit, and cheese. Then, Sunday morning after the 10:30 service our Men's Club will host a Red Beans and Rice Luncheon outdoors with drinks and sides. Please come and celebrate these wonderful feast days!
Spring has sprung! Thank you ,Lord! Calling all who have green thumbs and would like to come and work in our St. Francis Garden or Columbarium Garden. If you enjoy seeing God's beauty and having a part in taking care of our church campus, please call Doris Carpenter or Cathy Halford.
We need any variety of 15-16 oz canned vegetables. Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots etc.
CENTERING PRAYER has resumed in person on Tuesdays at noon. There will also be a virtual option for those who are not yet ready to return. Kris will be emailing the link on Mondays. For more information, please contact Kris Mink *Centering Prayer will NOT be meeting during the month of June*
The next JOY! will meet in July. Kris will email with details on date and time.
TALKING ABOUT GRIEF
“Talking about grief” is not meeting at church presently but if you need a listener you may call Kate Largel or Gus Schreiber.
CONGRATS TO OUR 2021 SENIORS!
St. Columb's would like to give a birthday shout out to the following folks who will be celebrating their special day this week:
Suzanne Bailey - May 11
Carrie Mansell - May 11
Caroline McMillin - May 11
Matthew Holleman - May 12
Thomas Coleman - May 14
Billy Boykin - May 15
Gaye Townsend - May 16
Have a blessed day!
2021 REALM UPDATE
If you have a monthly auto draft through REALM and need to update it for the new year, please log in to your account and make the appropriate changes under the GIVING tab on your profile. If you have any questions please email or call the office.
Quarterly Giving Statements - Year to date giving statements were emailed last week. Please call the church office if you would prefer a mailed copy.
2021 Budget 2020
Income all sources 122,039 138,450 154,888
Total Expenses (144,708) (146,657) (169,812)
Surplus (Deficit) (22,669) (8,207) (14,924)
Unrestricted cash accounts 151,296 140,403
Restricted cash accounts 174,257 146,379
Total cash balance 325,553 286,780
ORDER YOUR BRICKS TO REMEMBER YOUR PETS WITH A NEW WAY TO PAY AND NO DEADLINE!
1. Enter your brick engraving information at the St. Columb’s Church website under “Worship”, choosing the 10th entry from the dropdown list (St. Francis Garden). If you choose to use the Realm/Giving credit card option, use ‘today’s date’ as 6 numbers in the place of a check number requested on the form. Pay $55.00 online or by check with memo St. Francis Garden brick.
2. You can give online by going to the same “Worship” dropdown list, choosing the 7th entry (Realm/Giving) and entering your information.
To pay for your brick, enter $55.00 and choose from the fund list, Pet Memorial Garden- 7th on the dropdown list in Realm/Giving.
If you have any questions about online giving, please email the church at email@example.com.
If you prefer to send a check, please send to the church address:
St. Columb's Episcopal Church
550 Sunnybrook Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Calling all youth from 2nd to 12th grade, you've been summoned to serve as ACOLYTES!!!
What is this strange word we've put before you? Acolytes are those who serve at the Lord's table and bring God's people into worship. They are earthly symbols of the angelic hosts in heaven. That's right... be an acolyte and pretend to be an angel! Your family already says you are a precious little angel anyway, right?!? Actually, the angels in heaven looked like 6 winged-serpents according to Isaiah. Maybe that's the kind of angel you'd rather be?
See you at the Lord's table!
SIGN UP FOR 2021 ALTAR FLOWERS OR PRAYER LIST
We are moving some of our on-going sign ups online. If you would like to sign up to donate altar flowers with special intentions or if you have someone to add to the prayer list, please sign up online or contact the church office.
Altar Guild: Brady, Doyle, Hawkins, Minninger
Lay Eucharistic Visitation: Alicia Ferguson
LEM: Arrington Widemire
THE PRAYER LIST
For our Parishioners: Floyd King, Peggy Wilkinson, Floyd Sulser, Billy Boykin, Tom Hardy, Bill Walker, Anne Derryberry, Dr. Karl Hatten Sr., Glynn & Eugenie Bradshaw, Cheryl Marbury, Tom Willard, Tommy Pegg, Paul George, Marian Alexander, Gwyan Covington, Virginia Earnest, Satya Packianathan, Janice Jordan, Maor Alderman, Dick Largel, Judy Glenn and family, Gloria Mitchell
For our Family Members: Polly Killough, Marty Miller, Janet, Teresa, Hamilton Francis, Jane Campbell, Jane Guinn, Grady Rowland, Diane Horton
For our Friends and those in our Community: Kevin Bass, Barbara Brooks, Nancy Martin, Merrie Gayle McNemar, Nivea, Leigh Ziller, James Anderson, Darrell Troth, Walt Taylor, Jackie Stedman, and all those recovering from COVID-19
For the Faithfully Departed: Dorothy Graham Parker and all those who have died from COVID-19
The college students: Emma, Emily, Delaney, Lake, Grace, Caley, Haley, Charles, Luke, Noah, Alan, Zachary, Britain, Raegan, Connor, Miller, Maddie, Sydney, Gage, Georgia, Isaac
The vestry, officers, and wardens of St. Columb’s: Kris, Andre, Matthew, Robin, David, Arrington, Keith, Donna, Elise, Chris, Tim, Sharon and Sarah.
Those serving in our armed forces: Suzanne, Nicholas, Preston, David, Matthew Paul, Andrew, Chase, Beau, Casey, Matthew, Marc, Sarah, Patrick, Gus, James, Josh, Justin, Tad, Carter, Jack
For our clergy: our presiding bishop, Michael, our bishop, Brian, our rector, CJ, our deacon, Cathy.
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