St. John's Episcopal & Redeemer Lutheran--joint worshiping congregations--gather for Holy Communion at 11:30 A.M. this Sunday. The location is the historic church building on the corner of Broadway & Pine Streets in downtown Centralia.

Celebrant is The Rev. Canon David M. Baumann, Priest-in-Charge. Assisting deacon is The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard. Musicians playing organ and piano are Barbara Crain and Douglas Tucker. Leading the congregation in song as cantrix is Elizabeth Baumann. The following are scheduled to serve: Lector: Karen Walsh; Assisting Minister: Ann Langenfeld; Acolyte: Patricia Patterson; Greeter: Carol McCrary; Usher: Tom Walsh; Coffee Hour: Judy Holmes.

Father David writes:
"The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 14C)(August 11): The first lesson is from the book of the prophet Genesis, in which God repeats his promise to Abraham that his descendants will be many. Following up that theme, the Response is a portion of Psalm 33, which describes how the people of God wait for his promised blessings. The second lesson is from the letter to the Hebrews, which holds up Abraham’s faith as a proper example. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Luke, and provides Jesus’ teaching that where one’s treasure is, there will the heart be also."

Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’, Salem, on Wednesday, August 14 will celebrate Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who was shot to death in 1965 while defending a young woman from a racist assault.

Ladies of the church meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 P.M. in St. John's undercroft.

Mass at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s on Thursday, August 15 will celebrate St. Mary the Virgin, the first among the Saints. Bible study precedes, and starts at 3:00 P.M.

Rev 8/5/2019 - dlb