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201 S Killingsworth Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 844, Bolivar, MO 65613

News from St. Alban's Episcopal Church,

Bolivar, Missouri

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October 23, 2014         

"Lord, you have been our refuge, from one generation to another"  Psalm 90:1

 

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Please continue to pray for Lowell and Jerri KorberJerri has been placed on Hospice care at home.

Lowell will be remaining with her at home until she dies, and friends are visiting her there.

If you want to call simply to assure them of your love and prayers, the phone  number is 417-282-6846. 

If you'd prefer to send a note or card, it's:

Lowell and Jerri Korber, HCR 67, Box 124-1AA, Warsaw, MO 65355.   

 

Pray for Ruth West and her family; she is having a heart catheterization this morning in Norman, Oklahoma. 

 

And pray for our good friends, Father Jim and Cheryl Moon whose beautiful and hospitable home burned to the ground earlier this week.

  

Pray also for the abducted teen girls still missing in Nigeria, that the promises of a negotiated return of the girls will actually come to pass.

 

And pray for all the victims of ebola in West Africa, and for those in this country who are more afraid of ebola (which is hard to get,) rather than the flu, which, during the winter months kills many people every year in the USA. 

 

Pray for peace within our own families - Many of us have struggles with children, grandchildren, and/or within ourselves that are hard to understand or to "fix."   

    AGAIN...another day of selling stuff!

 

 

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THIS Saturday, October 25, we'll have yet another big sale from 8 am-2pm. We received more than we could sell last week - so we're going to do it again before we clean it all up and get back to "normal!" -

We made over $1,100.00 on the sale last Saturday, and the children made $42.00 selling cookies and cupcakes for their Operation Christmas Child project.

There is more stuff, furniture and GOOD items to sell again this weekend. If you have an hour  to spare on Saturday, the crew will appreciate your help!

We can still accept your clean items through Friday. However, no clothing except baby/young children's things and winter coats/hats/gloves.

Thanks so much for all you done - and for selling so enthusiastically (especially Russ - who makes people good deals, saying, "If they look at it, they're going to buy it!")

 

 

Diocesan Convention registration deadline THIS SUNDAY. This is the 125th anniversary of our diocese, and the committee has planned a celebration during the dinner on Friday night - as well as some excellent presentations for the Friday afternoon gathering.

2014 Convention dates are Friday, November 7 beginning at 10:00 AM through Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm.

The location is at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center in Springfield - at 2546 N. Glenstone, just off I-44 in Springfield. It's very close to us, so no need to stay overnight!

If you are a delegate, or if you plan to eat any meals, you MUST register through St Alban's. We have to send all registrations and fees together.

Unregistered guests are welcome to attend sessions at NO COST, but you will have to purchase your own meals at the hotel or off site.

Call me ( 417-399-4671) look at the Convention pages on the website ediowestmo.org, or see me Sunday morning if you have any questions.  

  

 
readers 
 Proper 25
   October 26 

Deuteronomy 34:  1-12,
 Psalm 90
Joyce Schmidt

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Barbara Chapman

Matthew 22:34-46
Brenda Sickler
Prayers of the People
Olivia Cox

Altar Guild
Becca Cox

Eucharistic minister
Lee Schmidt


The Gospel this Sunday

"When the Pharisees saw that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him."
As usual, the authorities tried to catch Jesus in a contradiction, or in a betrayal of the Law, or in a practical or spiritual conundrum.
One might think they'd give up after awhile, but they don't seem willing to do that until after the events in today's gospel story, and Jesus doesn't seem to mind the "game."
Asking questions, even "trick" questions, is a good way to learn something.
It's also a good way to discover that you're not quite as clever an opponent as you think you are!
At the end of today's reading,
Matthew reports:
"No one was able to give him (Jesus) and answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions." 
Why not?
Because questions like these were posed publicly.
The ordinary folks weren't as impressed with the
"talking heads"
as they themselves were, and it seems to have been a source of great amusement to watch know-it-alls  quashed in argument with an ordinary Galilean Rabbi with no credentials to his name!