Summer worship began on Sunday, June 12 at the Chapel of the Resurrection in Charles Baber Cemetery. Services there will continue through Sunday, September 11. Unfortunately, NO Zoom service will be available from the Chapel because the cost is prohibitive. Service is at 9 am.
Wednesday Healing Services
The last Healing service for the season was held on June 15 — this service will resume on Wednesday, September 14 at noon.
Lay Eucharistic Visits
Please call Cathy Clouser if you would like to schedule a Communion visit during July and August. Many people are away and traveling, so regular visits will not be scheduled.
United Thank Offering
We continue to be grateful for all our blessings. We are thankful for in-person worship once again, for the ability to worship through Zoom, for our Vestry leadership, our priests and lay leaders and for many events in our personal lives. Please be mindful of those less fortunate who have suffered and are suffering as your put your coins of gratitude into your UTO box. Offerings will be collected in September.
New 1982 Hymnals have been purchased for the Chapel of the Resurrection by the generosity of several individuals. If you are interested in any memorial or thanksgiving opportunities, please contact the office.
Picture Board Update
We are going to update the pictures on the large bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs from the 2nd St. entrance. If you take family photos this summer, please print out one for the church and we can post it on the board. They don’t need to be formal, just an updated picture of you and your family. Also, this board will have all parish and community events in one place. Sign-up sheets for events will also be on this board. New look for a new year.
Carla Kauffman has tickets for the Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” campaign to be held on October 19th. Tickets are $5 each and she will have them every Sunday at the 9 am service.
Summer has just begun, but before school starts up again, be sure to bring your backpacks, briefcases and tote bags to be blessed on Sunday, August 28 at the Chapel at Baber Cemetery. Having the blessing of the Lord with us daily is the only way to go!
Episcopal Church of Schuylkill County Events
The ECSC will have a stand at the Schuylkill County Fair the week of August 1. On Thursday, August 25 North Parish will host the annual Peach Fest from 6 to 8 pm at St. John’s in Ashland.
At our recent Vestry meeting, a parishioner approached us with a concern about the lack of a job description for our sexton, John Wilk. Apparently, there have been questions about his exact duties. In the course of the conversation, it came to light that some people are not aware that John has only a part-time position. The only job description currently on file is an old one for a full-time position. We shall try to rectify this situation by creating one for John’s part-time position. John has become an invaluable asset to the church because he donates many more hours than his paid position to help in the office and paperwork for the cemetery. Vestry members are happy to answer any questions and concerns parishioners may have and we urge people to come forward (Vestry meetings are always open) and air their concerns first hand as we are taught as Christians to do.