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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
Office Hours:  Monday & Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
July 21, 2021
Sunday Schedule
 

Holy Communion 10:45 am


Meditation for the Week

Why wonder about the loaves and the fishes?
If you say the right words, the wine expands.
If you say them with love
and the felt ferocity of that love
and the felt necessity of that love,
the fish explode into many.
Imagine him, speaking,
and don’t worry about what is reality,
or what is plain, or what is mysterious.
If you were there, it was all those things.
If you can imagine it, it is all those things.
Eat, drink, be happy.
Accept the miracle.
Accept, too, each spoken word
spoken with love.
Loaves and fishes. Hungry people. Food. Love.

Mary Oliver

From Fr. Chris
Miracles
There are two "miracles" written about in our Gospel reading today: The Feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus and Peter walking on the sea.
On their surface, these acts, instigated and completed by Jesus, signify him as the Messiah.

What is truly awe-inspiring is not that someone could walk on the surface of the water without sinking, but his presence among ordinary, insecure, and timid persons could calm their anxieties and cause them to walk where they feared to walk before--in the end, all the way to their own Golgathas.

What is genuinely miraculous is not that a dead body should come to life again, but that through the journey with the crucified one, the disciples were enabled to find hope on the far side of despair, faith that could live with doubt, and the courage to live beyond the sting of death.
 
Family News
This past Sunday Fr. Chris blessed Holy Family’s new wall and lectern hangings. These beautiful textile creations were lovingly designed and crafted by Carol Braud, Teresa Kelly, and Melissa Bailles. Holy Family is fortunate to have such talented parishioners who lovingly share their talents with us. 
IAM Food Drive Status
7/21/2021
This is a great way for Holy Family bring this Sunday’s gospel into our everyday life. We can feed the multitudes by bringing food donations for IAM. Let’s make this Sunday FEED THE MULTITUDES DAY by bringing some extra IAM donations.  Keep up the great work Holy Family. 
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 August 14 at 10 am.
A little humor for this week folks
Charlotte Garcia
Children’s and Family Coordinator 
 
It’s Ingles Card Signup Time
To place your order:
               - Sign up on the bulletin board sheet
               - Call Teresa Kelly 828-891-7095
               - Email: jandtkelly7800@bellsouth.net
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 ever present halfway sign up sheets. 

Holy Family Happenings

- Executive Committee - Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm
- Harp Lessons-Every Friday, Scheduled between 11am and 4 pm
- Men’s breakfast -Every Wednesday at  Kostas Kitchen 8:30 am
- Outreach Meeting - August 3 1:30 pm
- Vestry Meeting - August 2, 4:00 pm
- Ladies Gathering - August 14, 10:00 am
To view the Holy Family Calendar, please utilize the following link:
https://www.ourholyfamily.org/schedules-upcoming-events

 

WiFi Worship Links

Live 10:45 am:

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost https://youtu.be/3sAwqVSBf9E

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost https://youtu.be/DlTo8PW17YE
 


 Service Booklet

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


https://www.ourholyfamily.org/worship

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Prayer List
 

Shirley 

Mickey 

Kevin 

Cody

Brent

Devin

Nicholas 

David

Josh

Jan

Lila

Dave

Penny

Julie

Helen

The Vannoy
Family

JB and  
Sophie

Joy

Jim

JoAnn

Elisa

John

Dan

Carolyn
and Tyshaun

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