SSSJ News and Events for March 24, 2019
 
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Fruit bearing Christians

LUKE 13:31-35

. . . He [Jesus] said to them, “. . . Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'”

sermons4kids: “What can we do to help us produce the kind of fruit that God expects? We can worship regularly, read his Word, and pray. Those things will help us to live a fruitful life.”

Hip, hip hooray for Ronnie Johnson and the multitudes who shoved and moved furniture - tomorrow at 10 am too.

The Library is Open!

With Lent just beginning, we are happy to announce the SSSJ Library is now open and ready for you to come in and take a look around. You might find just the right book to read during this Lenten season.
   Books are arranged by categories and alphabetical order within each category. Once you find the book for you, simply take it home and enjoy! If you find you liked the book, sign the paper in the front of the book. You might be able to share thoughts with someone else who liked it.
   There are commentaries for those who want to learn more about the Bible as well as books to help you grow as a Christian. There are books for children as well as adults and priests as well as lay people. There is something there for just about everybody. There are a few videos in the last tall cabinet by the closet if you would rather watch something instead of reading a book.
   When you are finished reading with your selection, simply bring it back and put it on the shelf that says, “Return Books Here”. This shelf is located just inside the library by the door.
   At this point, some of our shelves are full to overflowing. Please do not donate boxes of books you no longer want. Since this is a church library, we have limited our collection to religious books. The public library can be of help to you if you want more popular fiction and nonfiction books. Enjoy!block. Use a contrasting background to draw attention to this content.
[Many thanks to Carol Neuburger for getting this done.]

Did somebody say GEMS?

Yes, indeed, they did. GEMS (fellowship for adults) will be March 22. Hosts for the evening will be Nancy & Rich Alston and Virginia & Jim Burton. Let them know you're coming or you may have to stand outside the door! [Now you know that Nancy and Virginia won't make you stand outside.] You bring food to share; hosts will make sure you have a seat. Oh, yes, there will be a band.

ECW

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To donate diapers to The Diaper Bank of the Carolinas out of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, click here



Priorities
Resurrections / Lunch on the Lawn
Sharing God's Love
Shepherd's Center
Episcopal Relief Fund
Snack Pack Ministry
Growing Home Southeast

Projects 2019
Unexpected Needs
Diocesan Outreach
Rector's Discretionary Fund

Ministries
3/4 Field Building Operating Costs for Use by Community Groups
     ~Cai Armstrong

Growing Home Southeast
GHSE focuses on building families and preventing poverty and child abuse.  SSSJ supports this organization by providing toys for children “adopted” from the Giving Tree at Christmas and providing Easter baskets at Easter time.   Pray for the families who will receive the baskets this Easter .and for the staff and volunteers who provide this ministry. Learn more here.

Dates

[Red events are for youth at Gravatt]
4/5-7/19—Unconventional (Middle School) retreat
4/6/19—[Sat] Resurrections (Hot Dogs)
4/8/19—5th grade Bridge retreat registration deadline
4/14/19—Palm Sunday (;No 8 am Worship; Last Sunday School until after Easter)
4/18/19—Maundy Thursday (6 pm Soup Supper; 7 pm Footwashing & Worship)
4/19/19—Good Friday, Noon & 7 pm
4/20/19—Great Vigil of Easter 7:30 pm
4/21/19—Sunday of the Resurrection
4/27-28/19—5th Grade  Bridge Retreat

 

Coloring Pages

Will be available on Sunday, March 17, in the Field Building. If you ordered one, it has your name on it. If you didn't, extras are available.

Sharing God's Love

Hello All:
   God bless each of you for praying for us and helping Sharing God's Love meet the needs of our community.
   Our Spring Yard Sale is just around the corner!  It will be Saturday, March 30.  We will be accepting donations until Wednesday, March 27.
   We have a very special request for volunteers for our Spring Yard Sale, Saturday, March 30 for help at 6:00 am.  If you can assist with this please contact Shari ASAP at 803-732-3188.
   Our needs:  jelly, tea bags, cold cereal, paper towels, and children's clothes-all sizes
   Many, many thanks.
   Shari Selke - Director; p. 803.732.3188
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Serving 3/24/19

Acolytes: (C) J Burton; (T1) J Gallagher; (T2) K Armstrong; (GB) A Genova
Ushers: H Leaphart, B Snelling, J Riley
Greeters: A Rodgers
1st: Exodus 3:1-15 P Law
Psalm 63:1-8 
2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 C Armstrong
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Prayers: B Hendrix
Chalicers: C Neuburger, M Talbert
Organist: B Johnson
Altar: N Alston, M Talbert, V Burton
Coffee: C Strait, M Lyerly
Counters: J Ritner, C Strait
Eucharistic Visitors: The Alstons
Flowers: none
Plaza: M Yates

Serving 3/31/19

Acolytes: (C) W Graul; (T1) L Graul; (T2) R Graul; (GB) E Graul
Ushers: M Yates, K Hoffman
Greeters: P Law
1st: Joshua 5:9-12 N Lane
Psalm 32 
2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 K Armstrong 
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Prayers: K Henriksen
Chalicers: J Riley, B Williams
Organist: B Williams
Altar: N Alston, M Talbert, V Burton
Coffee: J Cole, H Jordan
Counters: M Talbert, J Clamp
Eucharistic Visitors: B Shepard, K Ford
Flowers: none
Plaza (Sat before): R Rubeiz

Leadership at SSSJ

Mark Abdelnour—Rector
Missy Talbert—Senior Warden
Edwina Winter—Junior Warden & Worship
David Wallace—Stewardship
Amie Ritner—Fellowship
Ronnie Johnson—Building and Grounds
Cai Armstrong—Outreach
Michele Lyerly—Pastoral Care
Charlie Genova—Christian Formation

Jim Dent—Treasurer
Roz Funk—Clerk




 
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