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Emmaus Faith Community
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A parish of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States


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October 15, 2018

Dear Beloved God,

I will be away October 21 through 24 for National Assembly.  There will be a vespers service Sunday followed by our monthly potluck.  The church phone will be checked once a day while I am gone.  Urgent messages will be forwarded to either me or Nancy.

Please, keep attendees in your prayers as we do the work of the national church.

Reminder: We will commemorate All Saints on Sunday, Oct 28.  Please send names of people who have died whom you wish to have remembered during mass on the 28th.  Since I will be away for National Assembly the week before that Sunday, please have names to me by Wednesday, October 17.  Thank you.

There is still time to donate for relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  And now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the devastation has exponentially worsened.  Four organizations on the ground in the Carolinas have come to my attention: Foundation for the Carolinas, One SC Relief Fund, NC Disaster Relief Fund, World Central Kitchen.  To which one should our donation be sent?

If you, or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, please know that you are not alone.  You matter.  Your story matters.  There are people who will listen and support and provide resources and guidance.  The National Sexual Assault Hotline is free.  Call 866-656-HOPE (4673) or click here for an online chat. https://hotline.rainn.org/online/

Visit their Website for more info (https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-online-hotline)

Faith and action go hand in hand.  Our faith in the God of Love spurs to act with love in an unjust world.  Worship renews and replenishes us for the work God has called us to do. You can read or listen to the sermon here.

Please share sermons as you feel led.  You may do so by sharing the link to the sermon page.

Grace and Peace, 

Mother Linda 
The Reverend Linda S. Harrison
pastor, Emmaus Faith Community

October 21 – Monthly potluck and final decision on our community Advent service project
October 21-24 – TOCCUSA National Assembly. Father John is our clergy diocesan delegate; Mother Linda is going as a member of the Commission on Ministry
October 28 – All Saints Please submit names of those whom you wish to be remembered by October 17
October 31-November 15 Mother Linda will be away on retreat
November 18 – Quarterly Parish Meeting following our monthly potluck
December 2 – First Sunday in Advent


Anointing of the sick is offered the second Sunday of each month.  You may also request anointing of the sick at other times.
Community potluck dinner is every third Sunday of the month after mass.  You are ALWAYS invited to potluck, whether you can make it to mass or not.  Food and fellowship are always a holy thing.

Sundays, 5:00 PM

11301 Neelsville Church Road,
Germantown, MD 20876

(The Dayspring Farmhouse)

Parish phone

The Sundays after Pentecost

Oct 21
Proper 24 (29)
Isaiah 53:4-12
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45

Alternate semi-continuous readings

Job 38:1-7, 34-41
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c



  • Community
  • Lessons learned
  • Crisp autumn air
New this week:
  • Linda A. as she mourns the death of her mother
    National Assembly of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States
  • Mike L

Please continue to pray for:

  • Those who are facing recent terminal diagnoses and their families
  • The people of Indonesia as they recover from the earthquake and tsunami
  • Tutu
  • Marilyn 
  • Charlie H 
  • Rick 
  • Michael F 
  • Suzie B 
  • John Marino
  • Curtis P and family, and the judicial process
  • Virginia Mae 
  • Eileen B and family
  • People and areas affected by continued flooding
  • People and areas affected by wildfires in CA and other regions
  • Immigrant parents and children awaiting reunification 
  • The Reclaiming Jesus movement and its leaders
  • Local, state, and federal elected public servants of the people
  • People without access to clean drinking water
  • All who resist and persist
  • People in such despair that they turn to suicide, and their families and loved ones
  • All who are affected by gun violence
  • Refugees and those providing humanitarian aid
  • The healing of nations, cities, territories, and neighborhoods ravaged by war and terrorism 
  • Reconciliation of global sectarian, racial, and ethnic violence 
  • People trying to survive on the streets
  • Dayspring Church
  • The TAME coalition and the work of Margaret S
  • The people we have not yet met on the road to Emmaus Faith Community
  • Father John, St. Isidore OCC, and future parishes of our diocese
  • The mission, ministry, laity, and clergy of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States
Please let Mother Linda know of any additions or changes to the prayer list.

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