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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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December 10, 2018

Dear Beloved God,Next Sunday, December 16, is our annual carol sing after mass.  Bring your holiday spirit, friends, family, and an instrument if you play one.  Bring an appetizers or finger food to share as we join our voices in songs and hymns of the season.

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Jean Brown, a member of the Dayspring community, is a potter and has refurbished one of the outbuildings on the Dayspring property as her new pottery studio.  She has organized a fundraiser through SERRV to raise money to bring electricity to the Earthen Hands pottery shed.  The Web link is: serrv.org?a=ClayHands

Check the URL when you reach the home page to make sure the link includes “ClayHands”.

This is how SERRV tracks purchases for the fundraiser.  SERRV International is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting global poverty through fair and ethical trade.

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Prepare the way of our God!  Preparation can be arduous or painful.  And yet, we are assured that God is with us as we prepare for the coming again of Christ. Click here to read or listen to the sermon.

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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
 

CALENDAR

December 16 – Parish potluck and carol sing.  Bring an instrument if you play one.  Bring appetizers and finger foods to share.  Bring your holiday spirit and friends and family as we join our voices in songs and hymns of the season.
December 25 – Tuesday, 5:00pm – Christmas Day mass.  Dayspring Farmhouse.
February 10 – Parish potluck and quarterly parish meeting

 

RECURRING EVENTS

 

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.

MUSIC

December 16 – Naomi (our annual carol sing)
December 23 – Ann
January 6 – Naomi

GATHERING FOR MASS

Sundays, 5:00 PM

11301 Neelsville Church Road,
Germantown, MD 20876

(The Dayspring Farmhouse)

Parish phone
301-509-5932

THE LECTIONARY TEXTS
Advent 3; Dec 16

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

GRATITUDES

  • Successful procedure
  • Grandson’s 4th birthday
  • Surviving the semester

 

CONCERNS
New this week:

  • Family and friends of Tutu who mourn her death
  • Alex Curtis
  • Continued healing

 

Please continue to pray for:

  • People struggling with addiction
  • People still recovering from natural disasters
  • The Stubbs family as they mourn the death of Jack
  • Kathy M
  • Bob B
  • Eileen B
  • Maddie
  • John Allotey and family
  • Charlie H
  • Rick and all prisoners
  • Michael F
  • Suzie B
  • John M
  • Curtis and family, and the judicial process
  • Virginia Mae
  • 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
  • Father John, St. Isidore OCC, and future parishes of our diocese
  • The people we have not yet met on the road to Emmaus Faith Community
  • 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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