St. John's Episcopal & Redeemer Lutheran--joint worshiping congregations--will gather at 11:30 A.M. inside the historic church building on the corner of Broadway and Pine Streets to worship on this Third Day after Pentecost. Priest-in-charge is The Rev. Canon David M. Baumenn. Assisting deacon is The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard. Choir director/pianist/organist is Douglas Tucker; Organist/pianist is Barbara Crain. Cantor and cantrix are Douglas Tucker and Elizabeth Baumannrespectively. Lee Gross will serve as lector and Communion minister. Greeter is Linda Davis; Tom Walsh will serve as usher; Judy Holmes will hostess the Coffee Hour; Patricia Patterson is acolyte this week.

Father David writes:
"For this Third Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 8C), the first lesson is from the second book of Kings, and recounts the assumption of the Prophet Elijah into heaven, and the beginning of the ministry of his successor Elisha. Following up that theme, the Response is a selection from Psalm 77 which praises God for his mighty acts. The second lesson is from Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia, and contrasts destructive human behavior apart from God with the fruits of the lives of those who follow Jesus. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Luke, and provides Jesus’ teaching about how one must count the cost before deciding to follow Him."

Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ on Wednesday, July 3 will celebrate St. Mary Magdalene, first witness to the resurrection.

There will be no Mass at St. John’s on Thursday, July 4.

Rev 6/24/2019 - dlb