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, Kelly Inglebretsen
Tim McIntyre,Chris McMillin, Donna Nigro, Sharon Stewart,
David Jackson (Treasurer), Sarah Shelby Ginn (Clerk)
Staff: Andrea Tyre – Parish Administrator, Carleen Hicks – Sexton,
Gus Schreiber – Organist, Chrissy Hrivnak – Choir Director
Caroline McMillin - Director of Christian Formation
September 21, 2021
We are now offering all 3 services. Please join us for either the 5PM Holy Eucharist on Saturday or the 8AM & 10:30AM on Sunday.
HOLY EUCHARIST SUNDAY 10:30 AM LIVESTREAM FACEBOOK
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
RECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT: THE FAITHFULLY VIRTUAL
This one goes out with deep love and gratitude for the faithfully virtual, those who have stuck with us Sunday to Sunday via livestream. Many of you have been sitting in your virtual pews for week after week, and I am thankful for your engagement and presence among us. Whether you've been virtual since the pandemic began or you joined from your favorite college town the morning after the game, thank you for your continued presence among us.
One of the most surprising aspects of having a virtual congregation is receiving comments about the service from people I did not know were there. It's always nice to get a "good sermon, preacher" from someone in the congregation, and it's definitely nice to hear that from someone I didn't know had joined us.
The livestream is here to stay. I am very happy with what we can offer and I hope we can expand our online presence in strategic and productive ways. Of course, I am super thankful for Chris Brady for his expertise, and to Andrew Alderman who can do more than hold his own at the tech booth. We still need to train more livestream techs to give these guys some relief, so please consider helping us out!
So, to all our faithfully virtual who gather around the screen in pajamas holding a hot cup of coffee and a pet in your lap, thank you! Please make your presence known in any way possible by saying hello from your virtual pew. We will work to ensure that our virtual offering continues and we look forward to the next time we see you virtually or in-person!
Please remember to join us in the parish hall each Sunday morning for St. Columb’s Discipleship Lounge (The D.L.). It runs from 9:00 to 10:00 am but we are not checking roll or issuing “tardy slips.” It’s just an informal opportunity to get acquainted or re-acquainted with one another. There are activities for children and an area for us older parishioners to visit and discuss “religion” and/or “current events” (I know right), concerns, the pandemic, parish life or the latest book you’ve read or movie you have seen. We just want to re-establish the ties that bind us to this wonderful church community and get to know all of our parish family and what might better serve us all. Mostly, we want to offer our little people and big people the opportunity to socialize with one another.
There will be a collection box in the parish hall for items needed for upcoming projects.
Small toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, deodorant, nabs, adult socks, and gloves.
ADULT CHRISTIAN ED
ARE YOU READY?? For Sunday School, that is!! This Sunday (September 26) you are invited to the next meeting of "Columba's Coffee and Book Club" at 9:00 a.m. in the library. Led by Matthew Guinn and Jim Woodrick, the CCBC will feature a variety of books and topics for adults, beginning with an old-fashioned Bible study of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. Please bring a Bible and your favorite coffee mug. Donuts may or may not be present! If you have any questions, please call or text Jim Woodrick at 601-720-5136. See your there!!
Habitat For Humanity and the Episcopal Build Group are BACK!
After a nearly two year forced absence, we are finally back to helping a less fortunate family move into their new house! Habitat For Humanity and the Episcopal Build Group (St. Columbs, St, Andrews, St. James and St. Philips) will recycle a house in the Virden Addition neighborhood off of Bailey Avenue beginning Friday September 10th. This house was built by HFM in 2007 and is a 3 BR/1BA. Rehab will consist of major sheetrock replacement, upgrading and replacing mechanical systems, kitchen demo and replacement, floor covering demo/replacement, and complete repainting and other items as they appear. We are looking for up to 4 volunteers for the days and shifts listed below. St. Columb's has also agreed to provide lunch on 9/12. For more information please contact Arrington Widemire at 601-321-4017.
Friday September 24
Saturday September 25
Friday October 1
Saturday October 2
All shifts are morning (7:45AM-Noon) and/or afternoon (Noon to 4pm). Of course everyone is welcome to sign up for the whole day! Sign up sheets will be in the Narthex. Help us get the McDonald family into their new house by Christmas!
IONA HOUSE – we need 15-16 oz cans of Corn.
During the month of August we served 562 families totaling 1674 people. We distributed 730 bags of groceries totaling 11,000 pounds of food.
Please consider volunteering because we need HELP!
We have trained Stephen Ministers ready to walk along with you through a difficult time. Contact CJ for more information.
Centering Prayer will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The next Centering Prayer will be on Tuesday, October 5th in the Sulser Chapel.
The next DOK will be on Tuesday, October 12.
The next Joy meeting will be Tuesday, October 5 at 10am.
TALKING ABOUT GRIEF
The Talking About Grief group will meet Thursday October 14, at 12 noon in the Parish hall.
St. Columb's would like to give a birthday shout out to the following folks who will be celebrating their special day this week:
Ashley Bach - September 21
Audrie Sifford - September 22
Avery Thomas - September 26
Connor Westfall - September 27
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 290,074 305,835 345,942
Disbursements 334,343 350,730 346,695
Surplus (Deficit) (44,269) (44,895) (762)
Cash Balances 08.2021 08.2020
Unrestricted 134,385 161,512
Restricted* 176,105 170,910
Total 310,490 332,422
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
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.
SEPTEMBER 26th Liturgical Servers
Acolytes: Flynn Harless, Julia Harless, Jack Carter
Altar Guild: Grant, Schreiber, Sullivan
Children’s Chapel: Caroline McMillin
Greeters: Dick Largel
LEM: Andrew Alderman
LEV: Rebecca Grant
Live Stream: Chris Brady
Epistle Reader: Rebecca Grant
Ushers: Tim McIntyre, John Passons
Vestry: Keith Grant, Tim McIntyre
"Attention Greeters" - Meeting Date, Sunday, September 26, 2021
Please plan to meet with CJ and me for a short time on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 9:45 AM in Nena's Children's Chapel. We will discuss the Greeter duties and the dates on which you could serve. Thank you. Dick Largel
THE PRAYER LIST
For our Parishioners: Floyd King, Peggy Wilkinson, Floyd Sulser, Billy Boykin, Anne Derryberry, Dr. Karl Hatten Sr.,Cheryl Marbury, Paul George, Marian Alexander, Gwyan Covington, Virginia Earnest, Janice Jordan, Dick Largel, Judy Glenn, Tom Hardy, Bruce McKinley, Eddie Hales
For our Family Members: Marty Miller,Jane Guinn, Diane Horton, Rae Evelyn and Jerry Ginn, Peggy Whalen, Karen Parker, Rob, Holly, Jon & Georgia Haralson, Derrick Johnson, Reed Doyle
For our Friends and those in our Community: Jackie Stedman, Dale Bridges, Bobby Harrison, Darby Lamb, Lynne Jenkins, Jeff Nutt, Linda Reynolds, Kathy Hays, George Taquino
For the Faithfully Departed: Judy Hales Borthwick, Steve Stevens
The college students: Emma, Emily, Delaney, Lake, Grace, Caley, Haley, Charles, Luke, Noah, Alan, Zachary, Britain, Raegan, Connor, Miller, Maddie, Sydney, Gage, Georgia, Isaac, Phoebe, Audrie, Culley, Maren
The vestry, officers, and wardens of St. Columb’s: Kris, Andre, Matthew, Robin, David, Arrington, Keith, Donna, Elise, Chris, Tim, Sharon, Kelly, 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
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