The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family
419 Turnpike Road
Mills River, NC 28759
828-891-9375
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Dr. Chris Mason
email: rector@ourholyfamily.org
secretary@ourholyfamily.org
Website: www.ourholyfamily.org
Instagram: Holyfamilyepiscopal1
Office Hours:  Monday & Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
September 8, 2021
Sunday Schedule
Holy Communion 10:45 am
Can’t attend? Join us for live WiFi worship at

https://youtu.be/eFPRj6PTDKs

Service Booklet

To obtain the service booklet, please utilize the Holy Family website Link:


https://www.ourholyfamily.org/worship

Meditation 

Love never subtracts; 
it only adds. It multiplies
blessings and burdens, 
but it doesn’t take away
or dissolve who you are.

Love will cause you to sacrifice,
but it won’t make you disappear.

Here’s how it works.
You have one thread,
one story,
one set of compelling things
that for some reason
you can’t not do.
You keep coming back to them
over and over.

Love opens your hand,
not to release or replace your thread,
but to welcome someone else’s,
the way a tapestry holds everything together
in fabric music.

I pray love opens you to more.
I pray love causes you to disbelieve any voice
that says your life isn’t worth holding on to.
I pray love weaves a warm coat of many colors
at least a size or two larger than your own.

--- Tim Jones 09/01/21 Used with permission

 Priest in Charge Search Prayer

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a priest in charge for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

From the Senior Warden 
Holy Family Church Priest-In-Charge Status
9-7-21

Dear fellow Holy Family Parishioners,
The Lord be with you.

Here’s an update on the search for our new priest.

The Vestry had a meeting with Canon Augusta on September 1st.

We should be thanking Canon Augusta and Bishop Jose for their continued support.

The time frame for welcoming a new Priest-In-Charge is as follows:
- ​In late September, the Senior Warden and Junior Warden will be ​interviewing candidates.​
- In October, the candidates will be presented to the Vestry with the Senior ​and Junior Wardens’ recommendations.​
-​ In November, the Vestry will make a decision.
-​ In December, the Vestry will introduce our new Priest-In-Charge.
- ​In January, we will have a new Priest-In-Charge.

I hope to give you more updates as details become available. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask me.

In Christ,

Your Senior Warden, Gary

Family News
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS SIGNUP

Help Mills River Elementary School, Holy Family’s outreach target school, obtain much needed school supplies by signing up for the Ingles  Tools for Schools program. When you sign-up for the Tools for Schools program and make purchases using your Ingles Advantage Card, Ingles will give back to the schools a portion of the total sales to be used by the schools to purchase computers and school supplies. 

To participate in this program, sign up forms are on the information table. Enter your Ingles card number and school number 11038. 
IAM Food Drive Status
9/8/2021 
This week’s donations totaled 47 lbs. So only 203 lbs needed for our 250 lb monthly goal.  Let’s keep up the good work. 
We can do this. 
Our Women's Group has restarted!  Please join us on the second Saturday of each month for an informal gathering of fellowship! Coffee and tea will be provided and you are welcome to bring a snack to share. Our next meeting will be at the church Saturday September 11at 10 am.

Evie Brush has agreed to act as the contact person for September’s meeting and will have a key to let everyone in. 
Please stay after church to enjoy coffee hour and fellowship. Volunteers are needed to provide simple snacks and to clean up afterward. If you desire to provide refreshments for coffee hour, please sign up on the hallway sign up sheets. 

Prayer List

Shirley

Mickey   

Kevin

Cody

Brent

Devin

Nicholas   

David

Josh

Jan

Lila

Dave

Penny

Joy

Danny

Elisa

Julie

Jim B.

JoAnn

Carolyn & Tyshaun

Helen      

Susie

John

Vannoy Family

Chris C.

 

 

 

 

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