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 Ginn (Clerk)
Staff: Andrea Tyre – Parish Administrator, Carleen Hicks – Sexton,
Gus Schreiber – Interim Organist / Choir Director
June 6, 2021
IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS BACK!
We are now up to 125 per service!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!
**SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE - Beginning June 6 and through the month of July
we will only offer the Sunday 10:30am service.**
HOLY EUCHARIST SUNDAY 10:30 AM LIVESTREAM FACEBOOK
Sermon for Second Sunday after Pentecost
I’m excited to announce the appointment of Chrissy Hrivnak as our new Choir Director! Chrissy has extensive experience as a vocal teacher within the Episcopal church and beyond. She joins us from St Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt where she has been assisting her husband Michael with his position as Parish Music Director. She has been attending St. Columb’s since Easter and has been that angelic soprano you’ve probably heard recently from the choir.
Chrissy will spend the month of June working in the background in meetings and rehearsals with choir members. Her first Sunday will be July 11. I’m excited to see what her wonderful personality and leadership will bring to St. Columb’s!
Please welcome Chrissy, her husband Michael who will help from time to time, and their children John and Maren!
Chrissy Hrivnak has been immersed in music for her entire life. She grew up among church and school choirs in Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Vicksburg, and throughout greater Jackson, MS. After graduating from Millsaps College, where she received an undergraduate degree in Music ( Voice ), she went on to earn a M.M. degree in Voice Performance from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music where she also completed coursework for a D.M.A. degree in Voice Performance. As a soprano soloist, Chrissy has performed with choirs and orchestras in the Midwest and South, and internationally in England, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden. In addition to singing, Chrissy has also excelled as a teacher specializing in Applied Voice. She has been a member of Behaven University's Music Faculty for the past nine years, and has also taught at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mount St. Joseph University, and California State University at Los Angeles. Wherever Chrissy has taught, she has been an enthusiastic advocate for Arts Education and creative expression, and has been recognized as a Volunteer of the Year by Jackson Public Schools. As a church musician, Chrissy has contributed to the Music Ministries of United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal churches, most notably as the Women's Choir Director at St. Thomas Church in Terrace Park, OH, where she also assisted with the Children's and Parish Choirs.
Chrissy loves working with singers from all backgrounds and experiences, especially those who have yet to discover their voices. She believes that there are wonderful opportunities for growth and connection at every age. Her motto is: "Inspire to Aspire". In addition to music, she loves puzzles (especially Sudoku), coffee, long hikes in nature, watching soccer, and teaching. Chrissy lives in Madison with her husband, Michael, Maren ( age 20 - a rising senior Music Major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN) and John ( age 17 -- a rising senior at Madison Central High School). Chrissy loves St. Columb's Church because of its warmth, joy, enthusiasm, dedication, and deep desire to love and serve God.
FROM YOUR DEACON
If you are in need of a driver, please call the church office.
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 @ 769-216-9098 *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” meetings will resume Thursday June 17th at 12:00 pm in the library.
The St. Francis Garden is looking good! Take a peek out the windows when in church. Please thank Mariella Doyle, Doris Carpenter and Rob Manuel, and Mary Eileen and John Passons for all of their hard work. Day lilies have been removed and are in a little red wagon located just to the left of the sidewalk to the columbarium for anyone who would like to take some home. There are small containers available, but you might want to bring something larger if needed.
St. Columb's would like to give a birthday shout out to the following folks who will be celebrating their special day this week:
Bruce McKinley - June 8
Sawyer Thomas - June 9
Gigi Buck - June 10
Eileen Duckworth - June 10
Tom Shelby - June 10
Isaac Watts - June 11
Jean Bulloch - June 12
Tucker Goff - June 12
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.
YTD 2021 YTD Budget YTD 2020
Receipts all sources $204,488 $218,919 $198,043
Disbursements $189,055 $195,831 $210,849
Surplus (Deficit) $ 15,433 $ 23,088 ($ 12,806)
Unrestricted $160,512 $178,628
Restricted $171,910 $145,572
Total $332,422 $324,200
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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. You may also sign up on the flower board located in the narthex.
Altar Guild: Grant, Schreiber, Sullivan
Lay Eucharistic Visitation: Cathy Halford
LEM: Gordon Stewart
THE PRAYER LIST
For our Parishioners: Floyd King, Peggy Wilkinson, Floyd Sulser, Billy Boykin, Anne Derryberry, Dr. Karl Hatten Sr., Glynn & Eugenie Bradshaw, Cheryl Marbury, Paul George, Marian Alexander, Gwyan Covington, Virginia Earnest, Janice Jordan, Dick Largel, Judy Glenn and family, Gloria Mitchell, Christy Bradshaw
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, Nivea, Leigh Ziller, James Anderson, Darrell Troth, Walt Taylor, Jackie Stedman, Dale Bridges, Bobby Harrison, Darby Lamb, and all those recovering from COVID-19
For the Faithfully Departed: Tommy Pegg, John Martin Harris, 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.
Please contact the church email at email@example.com for any announcements to be included in the Cantor
by Tuesday no later than 10:00 am.