In your daily devotions this week pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan; the members and ministry of the MDG Task Force and Hugh Brown, priest of our diocese.
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Donald Nealis, husband of Josie Nealis; and Lawrence and Mary Stone, II, parents of Susan O'Brien.
September Food Drive - Suggested donations for September include pasta, pasta sauce, and canned pasta (spaghetti, spaghetti-o's, ravioli, lasagna). As always, other items are also welcome. Thank you very much for your continued support of our food drive for the people served by the Christian Caring Center.
Save the Date: 2nd Annual International Fair Trade Gift Sale, November 5, 2016.
ShopRite Cards are available after every weekend service in denominations of $20, $50, and $100.00. Every one-hundred dollars you spend provides five days of school at Redemption School for a Haitian child. Please help.
Backpack thank-you: Thanks to everyone who donated so generously to the fill-a-backpack drive. The Oaks Integrated Care.collection bin was filled to overflowing. Last weekend's donations were delivered to Oaks on Aug. 23. Our contributions will benefit Burlington County children with emotional and mental disabilities.
Ice-Cream Social! Join us on August 28th at 6:30 pm for free ice-cream and fellowship! There will be face painting too! What a wonderful way to end the summer.
Outdoor Eucharist September 11th at 10:15 am in the back of the church followed by a Parish Picnic – the church will supply hamburgers/rolls, hot dogs/rolls, and beverages – please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share. We also need volunteers to help set up the tables and chairs and clean up. Please let Mandy know if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
WHO WANTS TO S.O.A.R.? (Seniors On A Roll)
Are any of you interested in being part of a group meeting monthly at the church to discuss issues of aging? Issues to discuss will be determined by the group. Topics may include nutrition, best foods to keep healthy; down-sizing, is moving to a smaller place a good decision?; spirituality, how does God fit into our lives now?; body changes, will those wrinkles ever go away?; benefits of aging (are there any?) If this appeals to you, let me know. You can reach me by e-mail email@example.com. Please let me know which day and time work best for you. Also any questions you might have. Thanks so much. Edie Green 856-810-0008.
Please pray for Haiti - The latest issue of In Prov, the newsletter of Province 2 in the Episcopal Church,* reports that a major tropical storm struck Haiti at the beginning of this month. The storm exacerbated a situation already created by floods occurring in February, May and July of this year. Many schools and one orphanage lost their roofs and as many as 6,000 families are living in precarious conditions in flooded areas prone to contamination. We have heard no news from Redemption School and pray that the school and surrounding area are safe. Please keep all the churches and people of Haiti in your prayers. (*The Diocese of Haiti is the largest diocese in Province 2 of the Episcopal Church, of which we are also members.)