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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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eNews September 18, 2017
Dear Beloved of God,

Dayspring Church offers classes every fall and spring called School of Christian Living.  Each session has a particular theme or focus.  This fall, it is how God touches us through poetry.  If you are interested, please contact the Dayspring office at 301-515-4399 for fees and other information.  Registration is due by October 1.  The class begins Thursday, October 5.

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My year of travel and healing continues.  I will be away Sept 24 – Oct 2.  There will be no office hours at Barking Mad Cafe on Sept 28.

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Click here for the sermon “Struggling with Forgiveness; Accepting Grace”.

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

CALENDAR
September 23 – The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is holding a 5K walk to benefit the children of Haiti. Please visit their Website for more information or to sign up.
October 15 – Potluck
November 12
Change of date for our Parish Potluck and Quarterly Parish Meeting
RECURRING EVENTS
Every Thursday, noon to 2:00pm – Mother Linda will hold public office hours at Barking Mad Cafe located at 239 Spectrum Ave, Gaithersburg, MD. Stop by for a cuppa and a chat with your priest.
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.

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
The Sundays after Pentecost

September 24
Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

Semi-continous texts:
Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

GRATITUDES

  • Grace in the struggle
  • Being transparent and humble
  • Family home
  • An outpouring of compassion
  • Access to medical care and positive outcomes

CONCERNS
New this week:

  • John Klima
  • Don and Cindy
  • Unrest in St Louis and continued racial disparity

Please continue to pray for:

  • Victims, survivors, and rescue and relief workers in the wake of hurricanes, mudslides, earthquakes, and wild fires
  • Lala Cotanche
  • Jean Zumba
  • Rachel
  • Summer
  • Kristi Engle Folchert
  • Michael Fox
  • Suzie Buck
  • John Marino
  • Father John
  • Curtis Pasch and family, and the judicial process
  • Virginia Mae
  • Mary
  • Eileen Baughman and family
  • Fran Speight and family
  • Connie
  • Bonnie
  • The heroine and opioid crisis
  • 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
  • The people we have not yet met on the road to Emmaus Faith Community
  • The 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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