With the whole world seemingly hurting with some kind of persecution against Christians let us remember Sudan. This conflict has been going on since 2012 when the country was divided with the military having dropped 4,000 bombs. The people have grown accustomed to daily bombings. The medical assistance is staggeringly inadequate with two doctors for 1.1 million people as most NGOs have had to withdraw their personnel. Even as this is happening, the Christians are not deterred from proclaiming their faith in Christ and continue to gather faithfully for worship. Knowing we cannot stop the bombs we can support these people by our prayers as we watch God’s eternal kingdom advance. Keep praying.
Fr. Joel and family will be away on vacation Wednesday, July 19-Wednesday, July 26. During Fr. Joel’s absence, please direct all routine communications to the Parish Office. Pastoral emergencies, regardless of the day or hour, should be directed to Fr. Joseph, whose cell number is listed on page 8 of the Sunday service leaflet. Maintenance issues (plumbing, air conditioning, etc.) should be addressed to our Jr. Warden, Michael Pinnau, whose contact information is listed in our Parish Directory and in The Epistle.
During the month of July, the Outreach Commission is collecting donations of cases of bottled water for Union Gospel Mission. Please place your donations in the Parish Hall.
Sessions of Summer Camp at Camp Crucis are ongoing. Upcoming sessions are as follows: July 16-21—Confetti 2—K-5th; July 23-29—Jr. High—6th-8th; July 30-August 5—Sr. Confetti—6th-12th. Registration is at www.campcrucis.org/schedule-and-fees.html. Scholarships are available. See Fr. Joel for more info.
Funds are still being collected for the Parish Hall television. If you’d like to contribute to this project, please indicate that in the memo line of your check—TV or place your donation in a giving envelope, check the “other” box and write TV in the blank.