Highlights include an update on Saints in the Summer and
Summer formation offerings at 9:30 a.m. on July 10 and July 17.
On Independence Day, July 4, we are invited to pray and celebrate the gift of religious freedom. I commend Collects from The Book of Common Prayer for Independence Day and the Human Family for our private meditation followed by reflection among family, friends, and neighbors. Mindful of the faith that lives within us, let us approach each collect (cah-lect) with a discerning heart. Among several considerations, each involves thanksgiving for freedom and a cry for new beginnings. What do you find and hear?

This Sunday

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite I), including sermon, organ music, and hymns. Childcare available beginning at 7:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m. Holy Communion in the contemporary language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II), including sermon, choral and organ music, and hymns. Childcare available until 12:30 p.m.
New This Week

Parish Hall Forums 9:30 -10:30 a.m.: On July 10, the Social Justice Committee will offer a presentation "Episcopalians Vote" on the importance of voting for the common good. On July 17, a documentary giving voice to the witness of transgender people of faith, "Voices of Witness: Out of the Box," will be shown, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Vestry member and psychologist John Hall and our Associate Rector. 

Saints in the Summer - Our first Saints in the Summer liturgy and fellowship meal was enjoyed by over 55 souls from infants to elders. Special thanks go out to the teams who worked on the liturgy, the meal and the formation activity. Join us on July 31 at 5:00 pm to celebrate the life of St. Clare of Assisi...or better yet help us on one of the teams by signing up online.

Voter Engagement Workshops. Throughout July, the Social Justice Committee will be hosting workshops and registration drives to encourage community participation in the electoral process. Join us for an information session July 10 at 9:30 am or July 17 after the 10:45 a.m. service. Look for our table at coffee hour on Fourth of July weekend.
In Case You Missed It
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Mark Your Calendars
  • July 31-August 21: Saints in the Summer - 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship
  • August 9-12 and August 16-19: Mission trip to Farmworkers' Camp in Dunn, N.C.
  • August 21: Pride Parade
  • September 11: Fall 2016 Formation (Education) Offerings resume for All Ages
  • September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend
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