Join Us for A Wedding on August 8th!
The 9 am service on Sunday, August 8, is canceled to celebrate together
the marriage of Greg and Carol at 10:30 am
We are excited to announce a special service on Sunday, August 8th. Two of our newest members, Carol Freitag and Carol Appleby, are getting married during our regular Sunday Service on August 8th. Therefore, we are canceling the 9 am service this coming Sunday. Please join us for the celebration of the marriage of Carol and Greg at the 10:30 am service.
Mask wearing at church is required.
If you are not vaccinated, please get vaccinated as the most vulnerable people of our congregation, namely the children, may be protected.
Fr. Jos+
Additional Service @ 9 am
An Additional Service on Sundays
Sundays 9 am / August 15
As I announced a couple of weeks ago, we will have an additional service, without music, every Sunday (except August 8) at 9 am. We learned last week that we couldn't do service outside because of the rain the night before. The ground was wet and muddy. So we moved the service inside taking into consideration such days are ahead of us. Also going into the winter months, it can be tricky to have an outside service. So, if you are so inclined to come for an early service without music, please do so and we will gather inside the sanctuary at 9. I am pretty sure there won't be too many takers for this service, nevertheless, it's a good faith attempt.
Fr. Jos
Spiritual Habits - 13
The Only Necessary Thing!
In the heart of God, we find the true joy of being part of the human race. There we are truly connected, not only with God but with ourselves and with one a mother. Thus prayer becomes "the only necessary thing." Henry Nouwen
I have often harped on the idea of needing a consistent and persistent practice of prayer. However, sometimes I feel I am talking too much about personal prayer, Bible reading, and a quiet time of reflection. This is why I say that often, "Without the discipline of prayer, the world retains its illusions." So when I read that from Fr. Nouwen, I don't feel too bad about my insistence on prayer discipline in your life.
When we are a people of prayer, we find true joy in being part of the human race, as Fr. Henry says above. We will want to care, protect, and provide for the people we are part of. Regardless of the difference in the people we meet every day; we become compassionate and loving. It doesn't matter who looks like what, where they come from, or what they talk about. We grow into one people, one nation, and one world through all the differences in people. What separates us can truly become what unites us if we are a people of prayer.
So pray. Pray without ceasing as St. Paul says. Prayer will transform us into what God wants us to be, even when we don't know how it happens. That is the mystery of prayer.
Fr. Jos+
Weekly Summer Reflections
Youth and Children
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Note From Ms. Kimby:
In Ephesians today we learn two things. 1. That we should talk kindly to others even when we are angry. 2. To be like God living in love as Christ has loved us. But, what do we do with anger we feel and how do we love others when we are mad at them?
When I was a little girl, one of my favorite programs on T.V. was Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. I just couldn’t wait to get off the bus after school to catch the afternoon episode! Mr. Roger taught me many lessons everyday but my very favorite one and the one I use even today, is what to do with the anger I feel.
Mr. Roger said there were lots of things I could do with my anger when I felt it. Things I could do that wouldn’t hurt anyone, not even myself. He sang a song about it. He said when I’m mad I could punch a bag or pound some clay! I love to making clay or playdough and when I’m mad it’s the perfect thing to punch! So that’s what we are going to do today! Let’s make playdough! It's important to take some time when we are angry to calm don't act our mad out in the wrong way. We could hurt others with our words and actions and even hurt ourselves too!
Activity: Let’s make playdough!
What you will need.
1.    One cup of all-purpose flour.
2.    One cup of water.
3.    ¼ cup of salt.
4.    Two Tbsp. vegetable oil.
5.    Two tsp. of cream of tarter
6.    One package of JELL-O. (Any flavor you like)
What to do:
1.    Mix all everything in a sauce pan.
2.    Heat over medium heat until it comes together.
3.    Remove from the pan and finish by kneading the dough with your hands. (Be careful that the dough isn’t too hot as it may burn your hands. Wait a minute until it is cool.)
Talk About It:
1.    What do you do when you are mad?
2.    Have you ever said something out of anger you didn’t mean?
3.    What can do we do with the mad me feel?
Click Here to watch Mr. Roger's sing, "What to do with the mad you feel" song and learn more things we can do with the mad we feel!
I would love to hear from you! Share pictures, video, thoughts or questions with on our Facebook page,
Play-Doh Making by Kimby Tharakan
EKC In Pictures!
Last week in the book of John we learned why Jesus called himself the "Bread of Life" while making bread. Pictured is the Thornton and Alderfer families enjoying time together making bread at home using the EKC lesson video provided in last weeks reflection. Aren't they adorable! It has been reported by their parents and grandparents that they had a great time making and eating their delicious bread! Great job kids!
Happy Birthday
Michael Ibrahim, Aug. 8th
Marge Francis, Aug. 9th
Phil Monroe, Aug. 14th
Louanna LeCompte, Aug. 16th
Nichol Hamilton, Aug. 28th
Francesca (Frankie) Rayl, Aug. 30th
Happy Anniversary
Kenton and Ann Wright, Aug. 1st
David and Nichol Hamilton Aug. 2nd
George and Judy Morawski, Aug. 16th
Larry and Tammy Larimore, Aug. 28th
Given in celebration of the wedding of Carole Appleby and Greg Freitag. 
Prayers for Families This Week
Francis, Freitag/Appleby, Gernhart