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Parish Announcements & Message from the Sr. Warden 9/6/20

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Services Streaming on Facebook Live

Join us again this Sunday in the continuing adventure of bringing our Spiritual Communion with Holy Eucharist Rite II to you on Facebook.

Service Leaflet 9.6.20 Prayer Request 9.6.20


 Sunday Scripture Study

If you haven't yet joined our Sunday Scripture Study Zoom class, but would like to participate or even just check it out, contact Chris Schaefer at 501-454-6815 and she will hook you up. Their is no need to "catch up" on previous weeks' studies. Each class is a discussion of that week's lectionary scriptures.

Join via Zoom

Come in your pajamas! Come with your coffee! Come Zoom with us!

Every Sunday from 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Lectionary 9.6.20 Study Guide 9.6.20


Contribution Statements

We are mailing out contribution statements this week. These statements are for pledges received through August 31, 2020. We thank everyone for their contributions.

As a group we are running just under 90% of collections vs. 8 months of $$ pledged. We know that this year has been very difficult and challenging for most. Despite these challenges, we are doing OK. I would ask everyone to review their annual pledge and their giving statement through August. We are expecting to maintain our collection rate of 90% or better through the end of the year.

The Finance Committee and Vestry are trying to project our year-end Financial Position already in September. We want to begin our planning process for 2021. Hopefully next year will provide positive and exciting opportunities for our church and church family. Most of all, St. Theodore’s wants to thank everyone for staying faithful with your contributions!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Jerry Schaefer
Treasurer


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Giving at St. Theordore's


Rector Search Update

Step by step. Inch by inch. The search for a new rector is slowly moving forward. We have received a couple applications from candidates interested in our rector position. The search committee reviewed the applications and the candidate’s profiles to determine if we wanted to start the interview process. The committee has agreed that we do. So, Zoom interviews will start within the month. In the meantime, the Diocese will continue to help us search for any other candidates who might be interested in becoming St. Theodore’s next rector.

The Rector Search Committee


Jack & Karen Kay are Moving!

Jack & Karen Kay Kelly are moving this Friday to Tulsa where two of their children live. We are, of course, sorry to see them go and sorry that we can't bid them God speed in our usual way during a Sunday morning service. But we wish them all the best and will keep them in our prayers. Please conctact the office if you would like their new address.


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that has contributed buttons and fabric squares to benefit Grandbrook Memory Care! Your help is greatly appreciated. There is still time to bring your 4”x 6” or 6”x 6” pieces of fabric or buttons to the church office. Or if need be, Chris Schaefer will be happy to drop by and pick them up at your home. Just give her a call at 501-454-6815. Again thank you to all who have been so generous!


Message from the Sr. Warden

We’re all suffering from Covid-fatigue. Sometimes, we just need to pause and enjoy a good laugh. Thank you to Bill and Bette Schernikau who shared this note they received from a friend of theirs. 

“We must be careful because people are going crazy from being in lockdown! Actually, I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and we all agreed that things are getting bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end, the iron straightened me out as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing. The vacuum was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything but the doorknob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to ........yes, you guessed it.....pull myself together!”

Stay safe and pray for each other,
Sharon

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