August 23, 2022
SKIP AHEAD TO:
WATCH OUR 10:30 SERVICE OF HOLY EUCHARIST EVERY SUNDAY!
BAPTISMS, CONFIRMATIONS, RECEPTIONS, & REAFFIRMATIONS!
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
RECTOR’S BLOG: QUICK TRIP TO OXPATCH
I’m writing you this week from the end of a short trip to Oxford with a couple of clergy friends. Oxford has been on my mind since I mentioned it in a sermon a few weeks ago, making a controversial claim that it’s the greatest college town. I stand by that claim 100%!!!
We had the great privilege of staying in an AirBnB which was perfectly located between the square and the university. We set up shop with our instruments and laptops and got into fellowship immediately. Yesterday we had a great full day of talking church, eating well, and making the obligatory trip to Square Books. We even got a tour of the new Parish Hall at St. Peter’s Oxford by the Very Rev. Jody Burnett himself! What an impressive new space they have!
I’m thankful for the chance to take a quick trip to reconnect with good friends and with a place where so much transformation happened in my life. It’s got me feeling refreshed and excited about where we are as a parish heading into Fall 2022.
I’m happy to be coming home to our wonderful community after a short trip away.
FROM YOUR DEACON
This is a link to Episcopal Relief & Development for donating to the Ukrainian Refugee cause. Thank you for your generosity.
HONDURAS MEDICAL MISSION
Since St. Columb's is the sponsoring parish for the 2023-2024 Honduras Medical Mission, you will see this information in the Cantor for the next two years! Money for medication, support for Kinder Mississippi (PreK school) and more is needed. Fundraising will be held throughout the diocese with lots of information forthcoming. If you would like to donate: drop your check in the offering plate, bring it to the office, or mail it to:
Mrs. Rebecca Grant
St. Columb's Episcopal Church
550 Sunnybrook Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
**Check should be made out to Honduras Medical Mission**
Dear people of St. Columb's,
We are calling on all our members who are able to step forward and join our ministry efforts this fall. St. Columb's has a long history of ministry and mission following the example of Jesus, and we hope to continue that tradition and to create new ministries as well!
Please sign up to join a small group for ministry development. These meetings will take place at the homes of parishioners who have graciously opened their space to us. The meetings will take about an hour and a half as a group leader walks us through questions about our personality traits, abilities, and spiritual gifts. At the end of our time, the group leader will gather the responses and share them with ministry leaders.
Here is a list of the meetings:
Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 PM - Meaders Home
Thursday, August 35 at 5:50 PM - Hawkins Home
(addresses can be found on on the signup)
After the meeting, you will receive a call from a ministry leader asking you to get involved with a ministry of your choosing at St. Columb's. We promise you won't be overwhelmed by several phone calls!
Thank you for helping us learn to walk in love as we return to ministry at St. Columb's!
Walk in love as Christ loved us, giving himself as an offering and sacrifice to the Lord.
Other Club will return September 25, and we are still looking for a host. Tom and Emily Williams will be hosting in October. Please let Joy May know if you would like to host the September meeting..
EfM (Education for Ministry) is a program administered out of the University of the South at Sewanee’s Beeckner Center. The program is a 4 year deep dive into Christian Tradition where participants study the Old Testament, The New Testament, Church History, and Theology. Participants sign up in late summer and meet weekly from Fall to Spring.
If you would like to sign up for EfM, please email the parish office email@example.com. Sign up will last for the next two weeks as we will order our books to begin in September.
RECTOR'S LAB: WEDNESDAYS AT 11AM
Come join the Rector and a good group of parishioners as we experiment with topics in Christian theology. We are currently working our way the book of Acts and paying close attention to the role of the Holy Spirit in Acts. Join us each Wednesday morning!
EYC FALL DINNERS
The EYC Fall semester is in full swing! We need help with dinners on the Sunday nights that we will be at the church. Below is a link to a Signup Genius where you can sign up to bring an entrée and dessert; drinks are already at the church. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help!”
IONA HOUSE We served 905 families totaling 2614 people in July. We need canned (14oz size) vegetables, green beans, peas, corn. If you can buy bulk we will reimburse you. Save the receipt and put it in the IONA House box in the Church office or give it to Cy Tandy.
The next JOY meeting will be Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
The next DOK will be on Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
St. Columb's would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following folks who are celebrating this week:
Kristie Sifford - August 23
Avery Thomas - August 26
Connor Westfall - August 27
Frank Goldman - August 28
Melanie Morris - August 28
Flinn Harless - August 29
Julia Harless - August 29
ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
*Please let the office know if you have a birthday coming up, but are not registered on REALM.*
The Madison Junior Civitan Club is sponsoring their annual raffle which supports all of their charities including our very own Iona House!
For a $10 ticket, you have five chances to win $500!
Over the past two years, the Civinettes have donated over $1,500 to the Iona House and well over 15,000 cans of food. Iona is one of their primary charities and will reap many benefits from this raffle!
If you would like a ticket, please let Cassie Howell know.
Thanks so much. Let’s raise some money for Iona!
HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT?
If there's something you'd like to announce to the parish via The Cantor, the service leaflet (bulletin), or verbally on Sunday morning, please complete the St. Columb's Church Announcement Form either online or with a hard copy. Using this form will help us streamline our communications and maintain our graphic standards. Thanks for supporting this effort!
Walk in Love! Walk with Us!
Come by the church office and get a new yard sign and bumper sticker!
2022 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.
**BE SURE TO STAY UPDATED ON ALL THE EVENTS HAPPENING AT ST. COLUMB'S! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS MONTHS CHURCH CALENDAR. IF YOU NEED SOMETHING ADDED, JUST CALL OR EMAIL THE CHURCH OFFICE. **
SIGN UP FOR PRAYER LIST
Please use the link below to submit a prayer request.
Sunday August 28
Acolytes: Ava Robinson, Everett Meaders, Elizabeth Amundson
Altar Guild: Howell, Mansell, Mitchell, Townsend, Williams
Childrens Chapel: Caroline McMillin
Greeters: Bethany Culley, Quintin Hartt
LEM: Andrew Alderman
LEV: Emily George
Live Stream: Chris Brady
Epistle Reader: Eileen Duckworth
Ushers: Tim McIntyre, John Passons
Vestry: Robin Gourley, Cy Tandy
Vestry: Mariella Doyle, Keith Grant
THE PRAYER LIST
For our Parishioners: Floyd King, Peggy Wilkinson, Floyd Sulser, Billy Boykin, Anne Derryberry, Virginia Earnest, Judy Glenn, Tom Hardy, Eddie Hales,Linda Slawson, Becca Meaders, Mary Eileen Passons, John Kenney
For our Family Members: Marty Miller, Diane Horton, Rae Evelyn and Jerry Ginn, Karen Parker, Derrick Johnson, Reed Doyle, Keith Lutz, Larry Franklin, Gina Bradshaw Woods, Juanita Henderson, John David Hardy, Joe Whalen, Eugene, Don Pringle, Angie Lyons, Mildred Gordon Owens, James Earnest
For our Friends and those in our Community: Bill Olson, Maggie Tyner, Bill Harris, Kathy Jennings, Leslie Sirmon, Linda Reynolds, Salwa Malouf, Martha Smith, Chris Lowe, baby Liam Jackson Calix, Bill Hanna, Henry Wood, Perry Gibson Family, and all those in Ukraine who are in the path of violence
The college students: Emma, Grace, Caley, Charles, Zachary, Britain, Raegan, Connor, Miller, Maddie, Sydney, Gage, Georgia, Isaac, Phoebe, Audrie, Culley, Maren, Holden, Avery, Flinn, Julia, Noah
For the Faithfully Departed: Jeanne Price, Bobby Lee Warwick
The vestry, officers, and wardens of St. Columb’s: Kris, Matthew, Mariella, Andre, Robin, Keith, Bethany, Chris, Cy, Kellye, David, and Doris.
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, Robert, Garner
For those expecting a baby: Michael and Olivia McKinley Dunphy
For our clergy: our presiding bishop, Michael, our bishop, Brian, our rector, CJ, our deacon, Cathy.