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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 16, 2014         

"Jesus said, 'Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."

The Burial service for Howard Bassett, husband of Bettyann Reed, will be held at St Alban's THIS Saturday, October 18, at 4 pm. Please be here for her if you are able to do so.

Bettyann has written an excellent obituary which will appear in the Bolivar Herald Free Press this Friday, or you can read it at www.butlerfuneralhome.org





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.   


NOTE: Cancellation - Our annual bowling party    which was to take place this Sunday afternoon has been canceled because of Jerri's worsening condition.         Deann and Debra, and of course Lowell, need to be with Jerri.


We will reschedule this event later, in memory of,   and in honor of Jerri, who loves bowling so much she continued to bowl all through her 5 1/2 years of cancer treatment.


And pray as well for Mother Virginia Brown who is moving to Houston next week. We'll see her this Sunday,  and she'll be back from time to time.

Nevertheless, packing up and moving is a chore, even though her daughter and grandchildren are eager for her to get there! 



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THIS Saturday, October 18 - Please bring your GOOD stuff no later than Friday, the 17th.


We need help pricing items and arranging tables on Friday anytime if you are free to help Lynn, Becca and Heather.

And we will need LOTS of help on Saturday from 7 AM- noon. 

Also - those who like to bake, please make a batch of cookies or just bring the dough. We'll bake them during the morning to give to shoppers!






 Proper 24
   October 19 

Exodus 33:12-23,
Psalm 99
Joyce Schmidt

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Minda Cox

Matthew 22:15-22
Brenda Sickler
Prayers of the People
Lynn O'Brien

Altar Guild
Becca Cox

Eucharistic minister
Lee Schmidt

The Gospel this Sunday

"The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said...
so they asked, "Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?"

This is a trick question.
It was intended to be.

A Jew would not want to acknowledge the authority of the Romans to tax  Jews.

They had to pay Rome, but they hated it - and the Jews who collected those taxes.

But if Jesus said, "No," he would be breaking the political, secular law of the empire that governed Israel.

Either answer would have been dangerous to Jesus.

So his own "test" in response to theirs,
"Show me the coin..." and finally
his answer
amazed them.

And they went away defeated.

Perhaps it would amaze us, too, if we stopped to consider it carefully.

What is money, anyway?
Who issues it?
Whose image IS on our coins and bills?

  What DOES belong to God (and not to the emperor?)

And what DOES belong to the emperor (and not to God?)